Amazing letter today from a reader. I’ve hidden a bit to protect her identity:
I’m a secular/agnostic Californian and longtime reader of your blog. I’ve enjoyed your books beginning with Crunchy Cons, and have valued your insights over the years.
Though you don’t know me, I feel like I know you and your family. And I want to share with you, from the liberal bastion of Northern California, that I am officially tired of the type of people who have surrounded me my entire life. In the wake of Trump’s election, I am experiencing “tribe fatigue.” I’m not tired of The Other, Detestable Tribe. I’m tired of my own.
A bit about me: I am a [deleted] with two young children. My parents were non-religious Democrats, and my ex-Catholic mom loathes organized religion to this day.
So I was raised a secular liberal. My college professors were secular liberals. During my journalism phase, my newspaper colleagues were secular liberals. My law school professors and peers were – in the vast majority – secular liberals. Almost everyone at my corporate law firm was a secular liberal. My California neighbors and friends are secular liberals, as are my colleagues. My mother, siblings, and their spouses are all secular liberals.
By all rights, I should be a member in good standing of their tribe, “liking” their Facebook posts and joining their candlelight vigils against the evil Trump Administration. But November 8 and its aftermath revealed to me that I am just so tired of these people. I can’t be like them, and I don’t want my kids turning into them.
She is truly blessed. I hope she answers His call.
I’ll be praying for her.
I bet there are much more like her.
That lady is on the right track. I expect she is happier now than she has been in a long time.
“I worry that an inability to believe in the supernatural aspects of the faith will limit my ability to be a “real” Christian.”
This woman seems to be trying to find something that could help her believe in God. Maybe this could help – I have used this Phil Robertson quote in response to athiests who mock my belief. It usually shuts them up and makes them think.
“If you don’t believe God exists at all, about the only hope you have at all is that he not be there. That’s your hope – Maybe he’s not there. What we’re saying is ‘We trust that he is’.”
“liberal bastion of Northern California,”
My Bull Shit meter is pegged. Take a look at the Cali map that shows counties that voted Trump in Cali. I could see “SAN Fran libs”, Silicoln Valley Libs, Sac County retarded folks. Just sayen
Her light bulb finally lit
@BBrad – Davis.
All Too Much,
Maybe. But Jefferson. Even in Davis, which is still partially an AG town. Dixon less than 5 minutes is all AG. I really can’t see anybody that lives in Northern Cali saying that.
Nice to know some libs are waking up realizing, “Hey, you know what? I think I’m tired of the smell of waking up to a face-full of a puke-soaked society instead of enjoying days of real comedy and humanity.”
Similar theme from Kathy Shaidle: http://www.fivefeetoffury.com/2016/12/20/my-new-takis-column-right-wingers-please-stop-saying-this-one-stupid-thing/
A good idea for the New Year!
I’m right there with you in being skeptical of the legitimacy of this letter. And for exactly the same reason.
Good for her! Only 60 million
more to go.
Good for her! Only 60 million
more to go.
Trump won because of the vacuous edicts and broken promises of liberalism. (A lesson Ryan, McConnell, McCain, & etc need to heed).
The letter says it all.
When I taught Sunday School we used to sing a song about building your house upon a
rock instead of sand, (Matthew 7:24-27).
It has always struck me how this applies to the liberals; their slogans, lies, bloviated speeches and patting each other on the back, their hypocrisies, ALL of it. All as sturdy as its foundation of quicksand.
The liberal mule (pun intended) may look cute and innocent, painting it’s pretty picture with its shit stained tail. For some of us we instinctively know to stay clear, others stay away after one kick to the chest, but some seem stupefied by the kicks and just don’t know how to make the pain stop. Those are the la la land liberals, who can’t even name ONE accomplishment of HRC, or Barrack Obama, and will almost ask for the next kick in the face. Oh well, walk away from the mess, you can’t help them.
And a new neuron is formed.