On bridging past and present without burning it all down.
The similarities between the Westboro Church Experience and modern successor religion of the left is duly noted and difficult to miss. Thank you for this.
You hit the nail on the head here Ms Phelps-Roper: what makes the woke ideology very much like an intolerant religion is that it attributes hatred and bad intent(at the very least, a very selfish lack of awareness) to all those who do not abide by it. The result is an us-versus-them, tribalistic mentality unironically marketed as “tolerance.”
When I was young and someone wished me a Merry Christmas, I insisted I did not celebrate Christmas. Now with (hopefully) some maturity, I enjoy those wishes. I take them as expressions of goodwill and cheer- not attempts to evangelize me. And in times when goodwill is at a premium, I am thankful that people take the time to express it.
BTW- This is another reason why we should take young peoples pronouncements about morality with a barrel of salt.
Merry Christmas to you!!
Megan, So very proud of you for having given up so much in the name of truth. How painful to be removed from the family you love. Surely it's worth it for your own kids who now experience life more freely than you were afforded. Here's praying your mom, dad and siblings will become as fortunate and aware as you. Blessings to you this Christmastide.
Wonderful writing. Traditions are too easily condemned. Religion is branded as evil, even when it brings people joy and comfort.
A joyous Festivus to all.
“Now, we will have the traditional airing of grievances…”
This is not only beautifully written, but thought-provoking. Your ability to love and appreciate your family while disagreeing with and seeing flaws in their views is missing in too many places today.
I used to think the WBC was crazy until I marched in the streets with Anarcho Communists with signs that read “do not let linger the tiny little fingers” and “Amerikkka you’re fucking drunk, don’t you vote for Donald Trump” to talk about how much I hated the country I’ve always lived in. I’m not proud of that, I regret it, but I still think I had better signs than the WBC. It didn’t stop Trump getting elected though. WBC aren’t crazy though, crazy is giving them a pass. They know exactly what they are doing, intention is everything. I wasn’t crazy either, I was stupid. The difference is key.
Merry Christmas everyone
Merry Christmas Megan!
Beautiful room. South Dakota design to maximize the sunlight. Love it.
Merry Christmas Megan! Your tree looks beautiful!
I am so grateful you had the strength to come out of that negative and judgmental environment. No easy thing. Even more happy that you can now experience the full joy of the season and the light it brings to a dark world.
God bless you, your story and the image of your home at the end made me teary eyed. Merry Christmas.
Loved seeing the photo of Leavenworth, WA...the Bavarian style village near my home. I totally get the rejection of the pagan symbols of Christmas yet see the value of using the season to reaffirm the birth of Christ. I celebrate the fact that He was born.