My perception of the USCCA is most of the people who belong, honor and respect the God who created us. If you believe that, then we are brothers and sisters with an obligation to treat each other with respect and kindness.
Unfortunately, our reaction to the behavior of others sometimes manifests as derogatory and profane. I believe it is possible to make our feelings known without resorting to contemptible language and disrespect. Personally, I refuse to read or watch anything that contains vile language.
I cringe when I see flags with the name of our president preceded by the “F” word. Joseph Biden is a man accountable to God for his actions. Could we please find another way to say we don’t like what he is doing without the expletive? Crass behavior can be changed to class behavior.
Now we have this great organization where there is a vast array of lifetime experiences. Instead of simply criticizing, could we contribute from this storehouse of experiences to constructively solve problems? Let’s begin to act rather than react.
Not all USCCA members believe in God but for someone who claims to be a believer like me, I’m mindful of my words.
I can’t even post the hashtag #fjb on social media although I’m tempted to.
Right now, in The United States, we live in an environment where ‘Disagreement’ is treated like ‘Disrespect’. If I disagree with you about say, education, I might get a visit from the FBI. If I disagree with you about immigration I might get fired from my job. If you see gay rights different than I you can take me to court. For the most part, in my case, being a far far right thinker I’m seen as and attacked for being an insensitive bigoted anarchist. I treat others with a more respect than they usually deserve but when I explain my point of view there is Zero Tolerance for “THAT”. No doubt we need to be kind and show respect, we also however need to stand our ground, even if that looks rude or condescending at times.
I dislike Things like this as well. I’ve won many a discussion, because I wouldn’t resort to profanity and name calling. It makes one sound unintelligent. I’m 100% with stating ones disdain for a politician, but, do it without lowering yourself to the level of a rabid animal.
I do cringe at the use of crass or vulgar language. I ascribe to the belief that use of profanity is a sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcefully.
On the other hand, after withstanding 4+ years of slander, liable, and MSM false witness I will give the opponents of the *president a pass on some of it.
I have found that the greater the volume at which a point of view is expressed, the less facts are in the possession of the person defending said point of view.
Thank you for your response.
Very will said, thank you.
I am positive my point of view tends to the unique. I too am a Believer, and I too prefer reigning in my “Christian French” so to speak. On the other hand I believe that the example that you cite pretty much began at college football games and elsewhere preferred by the younger generation.
Therefore, I am encouraged that they are dissatisfied with what is going on in our country these days. Very encouraged. How they express this is otherwise beyond my control.
Well said. I think we can stand our ground without becoming as our naysayers. Thank you for responding.
Well said. I think most of us in this community of 2A defenders think alike. Thanks for responding.
For those non-believers I would ask where their moral compass is rooted.
Thanks for your response.
Many times ‘Disagreement’ is treated like ‘Racism’. Can I get an Amen?
How about a flag with “Let’s Go Brandon!”?
I try to be respectful, but after dealing with certain people, my inner self comes out. Not so much in this forum. Judicious use of the ignore button can be helpful.
Dennis Prager has a good answer on that one.
Just because we don’t believe the way you do doesn’t mean we are devoid of a moral compass there is a universal good inherent in all mankind, the absence of a deity in your logic stream doesn’t put you at odds with Christians or any other religion of the day. What happens is people fill in the voids with their contrary dogma. Forcing people into either or. I want you safe if that means armed then so be it, we can be bathed in the blood of Jesus Christ and be taken out by wind blowing a tree over or some felon looking to make us into their victim of the day. I do believe we will be judged at the end of our lives, and when the creator asks Jesus what I did I only hope that man says I was good and just
I for one have not bought into the Christian faith, that said, to me, if a person cares for others the same as they care for themselves, lifts up rather than puts down his fellow man, gives more than he receives, spreads happiness and good will rather than hate and discontent, takes care of his environment (not tree hugger stuff) rather than loot and pillage, that person has made a positive mark on his humanity.
It just isn’t that hard to know basic right from wrong. Those who struggle with the basic concept, are ignoring obvious truths.