Apparently, it’s become time to define some terms again. Yes, the trolls are out in force and the language is a-flyin! So, let’s look at the true definition of some terms, at least the ones that are ok to use in polite company that is, that are so freely used to bash the right into submission, shall we?
Mean: adjective: lacking distinction or eminence; lacking in mental discrimination, dull; of poor shabby inferior quality or status; worthy of little regard or contemptible; lacking dignity or honor; penurious, stingy; characterized by petty selfishness or malice; causing trouble or bother, vexatious.
I’m thinking they were aiming for “characterized by petty selfishness or malice.” This one I know is especially used by people who know me and use it to try and bring out the “but I just want to be liked” part that I have worked to rise above. Being liked is nice, doing the right thing is better.
Seriously? I purposefully will walk away from commenters and arguments if it looks as if I’m going to have to go down the road of name calling. I give my time, talent and what little treasure the government allows me to keep to my church and community. I’m guessing that because I don’t kowtow to the societal pressure to accept everything that comes down the pike I’m a malicious person, however, I don’t answer to society, I answer to God. By His Word and, I hope, in His eyes, I’m not a malicious person.
Hateful: Another favorite! It’s very short definition is: 1: full of hate, malicious; or 2: deserving of or arousing hate.
I suppose in the eyes of those who don’t agree with me, because I don’t agree with them, I deserve to be treated with hate. Which I find really funny since they are the “tolerant” ones. Speaking truth isn’t hateful, intolerance is.
Judgmental: As soon as the lefties find out you’re a Christian it’s the first word out of their mouth! Judgmental is defined as: 1: of, relating to, or involving judgment; or 2: characterized by a tendency to judge harshly.
Well, see, here’s the thing. As Christians we are called to judge others, but only where we are not sinning ourselves. So, if I say that you are doing the wrong thing by killing, and I’m not killing, then I can judge you. Pretty simple. The problem that the lefties have with this is that they get mad at being made to feel guilty for doing the wrong thing, so they start yelling about being “judged” and pull out the Matthew scripture, the abbreviated form that conveniently leaves off the part about being able to judge if you aren’t doing the same sin, to club others into acceptance of their bad deeds. Doesn’t work that way.
Tolerance: As Inigo Montoya said in The Princess Bride, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Tolerance means: “sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own; or the act of putting up with somebody or something irritating or otherwise unpleasant.”
Now, you need to notice one thing, it doesn’t say “acceptance of.” Why is that important? Acceptance means “an agreeing either expressly or by word or conduct to the act.” Instead, it says that tolerance is putting up with someone else’s views even if they disagree with our own. I disagree with many of the tenants of other faiths, but I tolerate them because the Constitution says that others have the right to have different religions. It doesn’t mean I have to accept what they are saying. Get it?
Racist: Remember, people, because Obama is half black, you are a RACIST if you disagree with anything he says because of RACISM. Racist means: you believe that “race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”
Notice a few things. First it doesn’t say that only white people are racist. Next, it also doesn’t way that black people or Hispanic people can’t be racist. It says that you are a racist if you believe that one race is better than another. Just a little FYI for you, I’ve never stated anywhere that one race is better than another… EVER.
Homophobe: I get this a lot. So tedious. A homophobe, in short, is someone who is afraid of a homosexual person. People, people, people, I’m not afraid of homosexuals. I don’t hate them. I don’t advocate being violent towards them because of the choices they make. I simply believe that choosing to sleep with or have an intimate relationship with a person of the same sex is wrong. If you can’t handle me saying as much, then that’s a problem in your head.
And before you start on the “they are born that way” line of crapola, don’t. Several studies have already shown that identical twins, who have identical DNA, have proven that there is no “gay gene” because if there were, both twins would be gay. Here’s the link to the news piece about it: http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/blog/2013/06/identical-twin-studies-prove-homosexuality-is-not-genetic/.
So call me whatever names you must if it makes you feel better. Just remember, two things: 1) Calling names means you lost the argument and have no intelligence; and 2) I know how to look them up, do you?
Topics: Definitions, Mean, Tolerance, Homophobe, Racism, Judgmental, Hateful