Hatred, Intolerance, Prejudice and Racism

“As long as one individual feels they are being treated unfairly; racism, prejudice, hatred and intolerance will always exist in the world.”

– irtfyblog –

“Tolerance and Acceptance!”  

“Peace and Safety!”

“Hate has no home here!”


These words are spoken by those living in a fantasy world of unicorns and rainbows who continue a feeble attempt at brainwashing the herd into thinking that everyone can somehow get along.

Unfortunately, those who are shouting and screaming the messages above aren’t living consistently what they preach.  

Instead, those criers of intolerance are acting out aggressively towards anyone who doesn’t think, behave or speak the way they want or the way they demand.  Never realizing that their phrases and opinions are not filled with edification, but are rife with hatred and totalitarian ideologies and ideals.

If history has taught us anything, it’s that these types of people will always exist.  History has also taught us that humans change like the weather and choose to follow anyone they think will lead them to the peaceful lifestyle they desire.  Pursuing the same ideological social change of the delinquents they choose to follow.

Interestingly, these types of humans try to express a jovial and carefree personality by masquerading their undertones of peace and safety with goodwill, cheer, harmony and kindness.  Yet, when they’ve been wronged, their attitude turns vicious, angry, twisted and vengeful. 

They become a tyrannical villain that seeks revenge upon the very soul of those whom they tried so desperately to influence by using a warped definition of “good“.

Wicked, venomous personalities rise up like a typhoon.  Their tender and sympathetic voices morph into roars of gossip and slander that blow harder and harder with every design of illogical thinking. 

These same personalities who attempted to lead people to become a harmonious herd of loving individuals have now become a taunting bully which brings horror upon the humans they once admitted caring for.

Oh the irony.  

Hence, the belief that “everyone can get along” is an agreeable fantasy but an extremely difficult reality because humans are individualistic, sinful, selfish, disobedient children with a lot of  pride and arrogance reigning in their hearts.  

Consequently, the heart is where intolerance and hate begin.  A field where proverbial seeds are sown.   

When humans attempt to force an opinion or belief on those who don’t agree or don’t want to agree, the seed of strife is sown and planted in the feeble stages of human growth and remains dormant in every human heart.

When watered and fertilized with doubt, stress, hurt, pain, misery, suffering, weakness or fear; that little seed of strife begins to grow into a weed of hate.  Finding nourishment in many forms, and strengthening as it’s left to grow where it eventually takes over the mind and soul of the pathetically weak and unsuspecting.

Communism, Despots, Fascism, Wars, Conflicts, Factions, Gangs, Murders, Marital strife, Disobedient Children, Gender Wars, Religions, Human rights . . . All of these have revealed the true nature of the human heart by establishing countless examples from past events where two opposing sides clash in a desperate struggle to bully the other side into submission.

Each side believes their ideology to be superior.  

Each side believes they are doing the world good.  

Each side protests and struggles.  

Each side believes in violence to get their point across.  

And yet, neither side will budge on their beliefs.

Neither side will humble themselves enough to find a common ground with the other.

Neither side with relinquish their desire for power and control.  

Each side holds firm to the belief that their freedom rests in doing whatever they please to demand the other give up first. 

Sadly, neither side will ever take into account how their actions are affecting another person directly or indirectly; nor do they consider that whatever actions they take will bring dire consequences to the whole of humanity.

Both sides are lost in their hatred and intolerance of the other.  

Both sides are consumed by their lust to prove the other side wrong.  

Both sides only recognize self, greed and power while shouting phrases like, “We do it for our children!” , “We do it for our future!” , “We do it out of ‘love’!”

Yet…they never recognize that those phrases are excuses used to satisfy their need for acceptance and authority in the minds of the weak and feeble.

After all, wars didn’t start because someone was filled compassion, patience, kindness and love. 

So what are these two sides that remain in this constant struggle? 

We humans like to believe that it’s humans against humans, flesh against flesh, person against person; however, it’s not.  It never was.  It never will be.

The quarrel is in the soul and spirit of every man, woman and child, but it’s not flesh against flesh.

It is a war constantly fought between desires to satisfy self versus submission to our creator, God.  Please note the words of the apostle Paul in a letter to the Ephesians…

“… stand firm against the schemes of the devil.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”    — Eph 6

Also, we should take interest in those chilling words of truth from the Son of God recorded in the book of John…

“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” – John 8:44

Therefore, the struggle and fight is against the schemes of the devil, not against humanity itself.

Consequently, as Jesus, the Son of God, has stated; humanity is a pathetically fallen species that has given their hearts and minds to the devil.  The father of lies.  Who, because of sin and pride, turned away from a holy, righteous, loving God to seek his own lustful passions.  

Likewise, humanity has sinned and has decided to turn away from a holy, righteous and loving God.  Adorning themselves with pride and selfishness.  Thinking that somehow they have covered their sins and trespasses because they preach a message of tolerance and love.  Yet, they have chosen to follow their father, the devil; and their messages of love and tolerance are filled with lies and deception, hatred and intolerance, racism and prejudice. 

They do not see the error of their ways.  They cannot see just how far away from God they really are. 

In the midst of their shame and disgrace they have been given a stern and dire warning for their future.  One that they fail to hear. . . 

“For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.  While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.” (I Thes 5:2-3)

“…nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines….Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death.” (Mark 13:8 & 12)

Take note!  Destruction comes “WHILE they are saying, peace and safety; not WHEN they have peace and safety. 

While the world screams for human rights, clamors for love and acceptance, demands inclusion and tolerance; the LORD Jesus will appear in the blink of an eye and their destruction will come without warning.  They will not escape it. 

The LORD Jesus is coming again and when He does, the day will be just like any other day.  No one will be prepared for it.  He will “come like a thief in the night.”  For no one knows the time of His return.

“…be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.”  (Matt 24:43)

“Therefore wait for Me,” declares the Lord, “For the day when I rise up as a witness.  Indeed, My decision is to gather nations, to assemble kingdoms, to pour out on them My indignation, all My burning anger; for all the earth will be devoured by the fire of My zeal.”  Zeph 3:8

The God of Heaven is not a God to be mocked or ridiculed. 

He is a God we should respect.  A God we should fear in reverence.  A God we should thank.  A God we should love.  And not with a human love where we lust sexually, but a love where humility and compassion lead us to deny ourselves our wants and needs.  A love where we crave a life filled with submission to God as our King, as our Lord, as our God, as our Provider, as our Redeemer.  A love where we long to serve Him in whatever capacity He commands.  A love that leads us to proclaim in unison, “Oh Lord my God, how great Thou art!”  

My hope and prayer is that the world will recognize how far away from God they really are.  That they would look in the mirror and see their sinful state.  That when they walk away from the mirror they would not forget how they look and would recognize their need for a savior from the chains of disobedience in which they are bound, the sickness in which there is no human cure, the nakedness for which there is no human covering.  

I pray that everyone in the world will come to recognize the devil’s false words of “tolerance”, “peace”, “safety”, “inclusion”, “coexistence” and “acceptance”; and that with the hope and truth of the message of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection everyone would turn 180 degrees into the light of Jesus, the Son of God, so He can restore their health and set them free from the bondage of sin in which they are enslaved.  

“For God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time.” (1 Tim 2:3-6)




Oh the Hypocrisy

A young woman posts photos online about her hunting experiences.  She receives death threats from those who don’t agree with her point of view.  

A young man makes a mistake and accidentally causes the loss of life of a young child.  Those who hear about it and have strong opinions about the matter make the decision to send him death threats. 

A politician states a conservative or liberal view in an article or interview.  Those who don’t agree send them death threats. 

I have news for you people… 

Those threats didn’t come from guns, knives, explosive devices or any other form of weaponry.  They came from people. 

They came from people who don’t have boundaries anymore.  People who believe they have the “right” to threaten someone with violence if they don’t agree with their way of thinking.  


It’s pathetic that humanity has become such a cruel and vicious beast, yet no one is wise enough to recognize that humans are the lone reason violence exists. 




I Am the Official “Rebound Guy”

Between the ages of 20 and 40 years old I’ve watched 14 different women, whom I’ve dated, march down the aisle on the arm of another man within three years after we broke up or stopped dating.

I’m not kidding.

Within a 20 year period . . . Dated fourteen different women . . . All of them got married within three years after we stopped seeing one another.  

Pathetically, I can still name them:  Kelly, Elizabeth, Kristen #1, Amy, Yvette, Beth, Angie, Diane, Sara, Kristin #2, Christi, Karen, Stacey and Sandra.

(I told you it was pathetic.)

And here’s the reason I consider myself the official “Rebound Guy”:  Every single one of those women broke up with a previous long-term relationship just before they started dating me.

I call that…


Okay.  Not really. 

I actually call it pathetic and the reason I quit dating altogether.  (six years and counting since my last official date!)  

Increasing Doubt with a Lack of Faith and Hope

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

Matthew 7:7-8 – NASB

I’ve become a little hard pressed to believe that God will ever answer my prayers the way I would hope.  

I’m not saying I don’t pray or that I’ve lost my belief in God.  I do pray, and I do believe in God, but what I’m saying is that God has put so many stipulations on prayer that I’m not sure that God will answer my requests the way I hope because when I pray, I don’t meet the stipulations that He set for when we pray. 

Here are some of the stipulations that I’m talking about…

  1. Pray and Agree with any two or more people (Matthew 18:19)
  2. Pray without ceasing (I Thes. 5:17)
  3. Ask in the Name of Jesus (John 14:13)
  4. Ask in faith and don’t doubt (James 1:6)
  5. Believe you already have what you ask for before you even ask (Mark 11:24)
  6. Ask in the Father’s will (I John 5:14-15)
  7. Believe that God exists and that He rewards those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)
  8. Be devoted to prayer with an attitude of thankfulness (Col. 4:2)
  9. Pray as Jesus taught His disciples (Matt 6:9-13)
  10. Always give thanks to the Father through Jesus (Col. 3:17)
  11. Don’t be like the hypocrites who pray out in the open (Matt 6:5)
  12. Go into your inner room, close your door, pray in secret to the Father who is in secret  (Matt 6:6)

I didn’t list those in any particular order, just listed off at random as they came to mind, but they are stipulations God has placed on how we make requests to Him and whether or not those requests will be answered. 

Please don’t misunderstand, I’m not saying that God will never answer prayers…Far from it.  He does answer prayers, but what I am saying is that I don’t know if He’ll ever answer mine because I’ve failed to meet the stipulations He’s set for my prayers to be answered.  

More importantly, I doubt that God will answer me because of a sincere lack of faith and thankfulness based on past experiences and past requests that never got answered over the years.  

(Yeah… yeah… yeah…’don’t live in the past’…blah, blah, blah… Preaching to the choir, people!) 

But seriously, I always thought and believed that my past prayers were made in faith, in the name of Jesus, with others who were like-minded, with an attitude of thanksgiving in my heart and a hope that God would answer in the affirmative; consequently, God saw fit to have me sit back and watch while He gave what I requested for myself to other people.  Therefore, my prayers didn’t get answered as I had hoped. 

Am I admitting my selfishness and pride here?  I suppose I am.  Which leads to one more reason that God didn’t answer my prayers the way I had hoped.  After all, God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6). 

Was I deserving of those things I requested?  — Maybe.  Maybe not. — I won’t know the answer until I come face to face with God, and even then He probably won’t tell me because at that point…it won’t matter.  

However, that hasn’t stopped me from developing excuses and rationalizations as to ‘why’ God won’t or hasn’t answered my prayers the way I had hoped. 

Excuses such as: “Maybe I wasn’t ready to receive the gift…”, “Maybe it was because of sin…”, “Maybe I didn’t deserve something that wonderful…”, “Maybe I’m not worthy…”, “Maybe God’s got something better…” , “Maybe my motives are incorrect…”, “Maybe there isn’t anything better…” or “Maybe all of the above…??”  

All of these excuses have set in motion a downward spiral of introspection which has ultimately led to self-judging, self-loathing and self-condemnation.  All of which have slowly encased my heart in a shell of petrified callousness and led me to a sincere distrust of whether or not the almighty will ever answer my prayers in the manner of which I hope. 

Truth be told… I have a broken heart.

Ironically, even though my prayers haven’t been answered the way I hoped, I still pray and make requests to God all the time.  

I’m constantly pouring out my feelings and desires to Him while requesting things with a sincere belief in the power of Jesus Christ that God will answer me; however, when I pray, the doubt remains that God will never grant my request in the manner in which I hope.  

Therefore, thankfulness is a distant memory, and any faith that might have assisted in my prayers being answered is lacking a solid foundation.  

Please know that I do believe that God exists . . . I do . . . but quite frankly I’m not confident He really does reward all those who seek Him.

I know I’m not alone.  There are many in this world who have the same doubts about their prayers ever being answered or whether God will ever bless them again.  

Heck, even the prophets in the old testament were given over to wonder if God was hearing them or if they would ever be answered.  Some even felt deceived by God.

Look at the words of Job (13:24-28):

“Why do You hide Your face and consider me Your enemy?  Will You cause a driven leaf to tremble?  Or will You pursue the dry chaff?

“For You write bitter things against me and make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.  You put my feet in the stocks and watch all my paths; You set a limit for the soles of my feet, while I am decaying like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.”

And then Jeremiah, a prophet of God’s very own choosing, writes:

“Why has my pain been perpetual and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed?  Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream with water that is unreliable?” (Jeremiah 15:18)

O Lord, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have overcome me and prevailed.  I have become a laughingstock all day long; Everyone mocks me.  For each time I speak, I cry aloud; I proclaim violence and destruction, because for me the word of the Lord has resulted In reproach and derision all day long.”  (Jeremiah 20:7-8)

Both prophets went through a period of time where they struggled to believe that God was listening to their requests or that He would answer their requests the way they hoped. 

Jeremiah and Job were dedicated servants of God and they humbly performed every task that God asked of them, yet there was a time in their lives they both struggled with doubt and thought that God had pulled the proverbial rug out from under their feet.

Interestingly, both of these men provide a great example of how doubting God can lead to anguish and self-depreciation.  The struggles both men had with doubt cause each of them to curse the day he was born (read Job 3 & Jeremiah 20:14-18).

My point here is that every human being, even those who were specifically appointed by the LORD Jesus and God the Father, can and will doubt that God will answer their prayers they way they were hoping.

As for my situation, I began having doubts that my prayers to the Almighty God of Heaven and Earth have never gone further than the ceiling of my home after decades of the same failures.  And…If by some strange miracle the words I directed towards God did reach Heaven’s doorstep, I fear those words never made it past His threshold!

From a very young age I’ve attempted to live a life that follows the narrow path.  I found the words of God, and I ate them; and they became for me a joy and delight of my heart.  I believed that I was called by God’s holy name and His eternal word into an eternal hope of salvation through the LORD Jesus Christ.  Therefore, I did not sit in the circle of merrymakers, nor did I show or feel elation or jubilation as the result of any success I may have experienced.  

I’ve tried to rejoice with others in their successes.  I’ve tried to mourn and encourage those in their failures and losses.  And yet…because of God’s hand upon me, I sit alone.  Filled with the contempt, anger and annoyance provoked by what I perceive as unfair treatment from others in this world.

I’ve asked God why my perpetual pain never ends.  Why the internal wound is incurable, refusing to be healed. 

I wonder and ask God if He has deceived me by providing hope to promises that would never come to pass, but He remains silent on the matter.

Yet…once again…like a trained animal who knows and fears his master, I bow my head…I bend my knee…I lay myself prostrate before the throne of the Almighty God of Heaven and Earth, and I open my mouth once more to make a simple request of God with hope that He might hear me and answer me with blessings of good things.

I wait longingly and patiently for His reply.  Hoping that the answer will finally melt my hardened, callous heart and sorrow would be replaced with joy and gladness.

I don’t know if any of you can understand just how agonizing the thirst for God to answer my prayer really is.  

In all honesty I long for God to dip His finger in water and just touch the tip of my tongue to quench the thirst my desires bring.  To give me a sign that He hears me.  That He accepts me and that my requests are a fragrant aroma, not filled with putrefaction which cause Him to turn His face away and reject me.  

To let me know that He delights in me, and my heartfelt requests aren’t falling on deaf ears.

But I’m reminded of the words of Job…

“But the falling mountain crumbles away, and the rock moves from its place.

Water wears away stones, its torrents wash away the dust of the earth; so You destroy man’s hope. 

You forever overpower him and he departs.

You change his appearance and send him away.  

His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it; or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.  

But his body pains him, and he mourns only for himself.”  (Job 14:18-22)

That quote is one of the best explanations of how man’s hope can erode over time by the many tribulations that engulf us.  Tribulations that can change our focus and cause our thoughts, our attentions and our prayers to become more self-centered and less altruistic. 

In those difficult moments we take our sights off the finish line and the rewards to come.  We lose sight of the truth.  We stop running the race.  We forget who God is. 

We forget His mercies never fail. 

We forget He’s never stopped loving us. 

We forget that God’s best is not the same as what we perceive as the best for ourselves. 

We forget that He’s never walked away from us. 

We forget how to be thankful in all things. 

We forget how to be content.

It’s pathetic that after all that I still don’t know if God will ever delight in me enough to answer my prayers the way I hope He will.  

I guess I’ll pray about it.


Weather is not a villain

Beware the “”BOMB CYCLONE !!!””   

It’s menacing ferocity of bone-chilling cold will paralyze the masses and wreak havoc with snarling wind-driven snow while causing chaos of unimaginable proportions!

No one will be immune to its destructive power as it bares down on the unsuspecting majority!!

Take cover now!   

Run for the hills!   

Batten down the hatches! 

Store up food and supplies for a lifetime because the “”BOMB CYCLONE !!!”” will be so powerful that the world will shut down forever and you may never see the sun again!!!

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— sigh —

Okay, Sooooo…that might be a bit exaggerated…but it’s what goes through my mind every time I look at a weather page and see the words…’Bomb Cyclone’.

In my humble opinion calling a major winter storm a “bomb cyclone” is pathetically way over the top.  I mean . . . when did weather patterns turn into super villains?

After all, winter is winter.  

It comes every year on December 21st and lasts for about three months, and during that three month period a few winter storms come and go.

Some snow…some ice…a few winds blow…some cold air drops in from the north…

It’s winter.

It’s not a villain.

It’s weather. 

And it’s pathetic how media personalities and educated idiots try to throw people into a panic by making a mountain out of mole hills.  

What’s worse is how many cattle will eat this crap up and regurgitate it because they don’t know how NOT to be a follower.