Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We named it Daily Offensive for a reason...

I was recently sent a "tough love" email from a family member who doesn't agree with my strong stance against Obama and my strong convictions. Apparently, I'm too aggressive and confrontational.

At first, I was overwhelmed with a feeling of... well, the best I can explain it is that I felt like a little kid who has just be reprimanded for doing something that wasn't necessarily wrong. I didn't feel guilty. Just a little "butt-hurt".

After thinking about it for a while... I'm over it. Wasn't Jesus aggressive and confrontational? I mean, you don't go into the temple, whip the people in it for selling their stuff and turn over their tables without being confrontational or aggressive. Jesus' anger was one-hundred percent Righteous but that doesn't change what he did. In fact, he was so confrontational that the Pharisees considered Him a blasphemer.

I can just hear it now; the Pharisees complaining that Jesus was judging them- all the while, they're calling him a co-conspirator with Satan, of all people. I'll roll my eyes to that!

(No, I'm not calling you a Pharisee)

With all this in mind, I would just like to say to the people who read and are subscribed to our blog: we named it Daily Offensive for a reason. I guess there will always be at least one person that I will offend with my outspoken ways. Don't complain about being judged- I do not judge you. I'm calling you into accountability (and I do so from a heartfelt position as a fellow human being, short comings and all) and I invite you to do the same with me. I will weigh your words and pray about them, but I will not complain that you are judging me. We all need to be called to look at ourselves every once in a while- or else how will we grow? And I also want to say that I'm not sorry for anything I say on this blog- I say it for a reason.

“The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes.”



bill said...

Sarah give Obama a chance, he is more intelligent than our last President, (although my 12 year old nephew is smarter than George Bush.) he has better ideas about solving our problems than his opponent. Just give him a chance. He will not start a war to evenge his fathers blunders.

All good looking ahead for the next 4 years.

Daily Offensive (baha!) said...

Bill, I guess I have no choice.

I'd ask in return that you give the following ideas a chance:

The Right to Life
War as a way of defending our country
The sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman
Our country's defense budget
Lower Taxes

.... I could go on.

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