When all is said and done, I do not belong to any group of people as such, except to the body of Christ, and then I still practise “discrimination” when it comes to this – based purely on doctrinal beliefs.
I’m not sure if anyone else can commiserate, who out there is in the same boat so to speak, where they “feel” (for want of a better word) or have any ties to this world or any group of people, except as mentioned in the previous paragraph.
I don’t see myself as a white person who believes I am specially chosen and that I can still make covenants/vows with God, I do not see myself as one of the sheep who celebrate pagan holy days or festivals – whatever they may be, because I don’t, so I don’t fit in – that’s exactly what is it – I’m a square peg in a round hole in this world.
I don’t go to pubs, bars, clubs, rock concerts, and lately watching movies bother my conscience like you cannot believe- the blasphemy contained in these things is gobsmacking and make me very uncomfortable, not to mention most novels, probably that is the reason why I only read non-fictional books because there is no blasphemy contained in them, only warped worldviews, which I know are wrong – and it’s not a bad thing to research and know what others are saying or what they believe. <~~~~ I’m stalking their books (wink).
Talking or socialising with unsaved people (except for preaching the gospel to them and informing them of the mystery revealed to the Apostle Paul by the ascended Christ) is extremely BORING because they are one-dimensional, simple-minded, have herd mentality and wear rose-tinted glasses whereby they are “positive” and are under the impression “alles sal regkom, maaitjie”, that is, “everything will eventually come right in this world of ours, pal”.
I’m under the impression that inanity and simple-mindedness by the way of corny videos and stupid jokes (which are continuously repeated) are what make people in general “roll” these days. Laugh and everything will be alrighty-o. That’s pretty simple-minded to me.
I’m not anti-joke or anti-funny videos – I’m just anti stupidity and ignorance. At some point in time one has to think and discuss the end of or winter of one’s life to gain perspective because – it is important.
Why do people always avoid controversial and important issues in this life like death? After all, it is inevitable. It’s not like you’re in your 20s or 30s and you are guaranteed not to die. Even young people die.
When people end their lives voluntarily or by suicide I cringe as they do not know what awaits them on the other side – it’s not the solution, it’s an eternal problem, literally.
From what I can see, quaffing alcohol and being in a state of inebriatedness (if there is such a word), okay, drunkenness, lessens the blow of reality – no-one likes to judge themselves, nor do they like or want to be judged by others, no-one wants to be called a depraved sinner – it makes them look and feel uncomfortable/bad. It upsets them. After all, people are good at heart.
Tell people you don’t celebrate the silly season and they either (a) feel tremendously sorry for you, or (b) think you’re a Jew who doesn’t believe in Christ <~~~ their rendition of faith in Christ which is normally a denominational one, and both renditions make me cringe outright.