Every so often I’ll shoot my mouth off, whether it be here or on Facebook. The standard recipe has been that I only need to wait a few hours and then one of the people I know will, instead of addressing me directly in the open comments spaces available at either location, post vaguely applicable Bible verses.
I find it so condescending, rude and stupid that I usually ignore it. Oh, did I forget “passive-aggressive”? Because it’s that, too. Instead of dealing with my words and opinions head on, throwing up vague Bible Verses lets them have an out. (“I wasn’t talking about YOU! Not everything is about YOU! Nevermind that I never post Bible verses unless and until you’ve dropped some opinion out there.”) It also seems to let them not think about the terms of what I’m saying. It also makes them look more spiritual.
It also is supposed to make me feel bad.
I don’t usually feel bad. I feel angry. I’m angry now.