I’m so sick of the arrogance I see literally all over the place. Especially when a political election is coming up. It makes my blood boil! There are certain figures who send me over the top. Bill Maher is one of them. He is the epitome of an arrogant jackass.
Truth is, we humans are none of us just one thing or another. People love to look at Christians and say “What hypocrites!” For example, I’m a 55 year old grandmother. Someone looks at me and knows I’m a Christian…and how important that is to me. So the image in their minds is one of the ‘church lady’ character on Saturday Night Live…stuffy and prim and proper. And if they see me veer from that in some way, then I’m a hypocrite. If they hear…hey, I sang and played keyboards in a rock band in ’89 and ’90…I love a glass of wine or a marguerita, or a beer on occasion, but just don’t believe in taking it to excess…whoa!! And then if they hear…but I have taken it to excess before…double whoa!! Oh, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg with how much of a regular human being I’ve been who has gone this way or that in my life. And that’s just me. What about the preachers who get caught having affairs? Then it’s, “See there! See the hypocrisy!!” Yet a ‘supposedly’ Christian President can have sexual encounters in the oval office and then lie about it, and it’s “So what? Who cares?”
What is my point with this rant? My point is that every single one of us who is a human being is complex. We’re not ‘all or nothing’ people. Nobody is. And NOBODY should sit and point a finger at anyone else, unless they’ve somehow arrived at perfection.
When I see arrogance from anywhere it is one thing that makes me madder than a wet hen…whether it’s Bill Maher, or someone coming from some opposite viewpoint…my viewpoint even, or with Christians who lord it over others because they’re not Christians and gloat with some thought of others burning in hell someday…because arrogance exists all over the place. But that’s one thing. It’s a whole other thing how people grab hold of it and run with it when these public people speak. One arrogant fool can’t do a thing if the ‘little monsters’ that follow that person don’t run along behind and repeat what the person said, with their noses in the air and laughing all the way, like it’s some sort of jolly wisdom. Am I being mean? Am I being unfair or hateful? Nope. Just saying it like I see it.
I am just a human being. I hope that when people look at me, the main thing they see is that I am a follower of Jesus Christ…because yes…that’s the most important thing to me, and the best thing in my life. But they aren’t going to see some stuffy church lady. And when I look at you, am I going to see just one thing? I hardly think so!!
Can we just quit being haters and accusers of each other? You might say that’s what I’m doing here. I don’t hate Bill Maher, though he irritates the crap out of me. I don’t hate anyone, but there are some people I have difficulty tolerating. Who knows though…if I knew Bill Maher personally, there might be some quality he has that softened my feelings toward him. Because he’s no different than the rest of us. He’s a complex, real, living human being with thoughts and feelings and emotions…not just whatever persona he exhibits on air. But all I’ve had the privilege to see of him, is the arrogant jackass. So that’s all I have to go on.
Funny…I woke up in a good mood this morning. I fed the cat, took Traci to work and got a cup of coffee with a smile on my face…then got on here and saw something that sent me seething…turning on a dime! So now…I’m going to seek my ‘happy place’, because I like it there.
And yes…this is still sent out, as always, with love and blessings. (Oh, the hypocrisy!)