You have a whole lot of self esteem issues going there. Only you can fix that one. Topix is not the place. So you hitchhike. Big fat woop. No one is judging you for hitchhiking or for not going to church. I don't care how you live your life. I will respond to your posts and if they are rude then it's coming right back at you.'By my own criteria'? All I've done is speak of what I witness, what I hear coming out of christian mouths, and the actions, or lack of by christians who claim to be 'righteous'.
I've traveled the west coast for thirty years, and of all the christians I've met, only Two were anything like the bible's description of you guys. Both men, one trucker and one guy going to Aspen to ride his snow mobile. Each spoke of his life before christ, and how it changed after, each said that they wouldn't be where they were now (then) and that they were immensely happy. Neither told me how I should live, or that I should become, like them. They spoke kindly and dropped me at good places to hitch hike from, and I think I'll remember both of them the rest of my life.
The rest of y'all, at least the ones I have met, judged me as 'bad' because I didn't have a job, didn't go to church, and didn't drop down and kiss their christian ass for giving me a ride.
Now some are thinking that I must be a bad person because I hitch hike. Well, I've hitch hiked over three hundred thousand miles, and of the hundreds and hundreds of rides I've gotten, all but a very few were happy to have met me. I'm well-read, up on current events, can carry a conversation, if only to keep the driver awake until he gets where he is going, and I have a wild sense of humor. I can tell stories for hours about my life, what happened during other trips, my childhood, and a bunch of other things. I'm only 'not nice' when some uptight christian thinks they can 'get my goat' and tries to be funny while doing so. It's then when everybody knows what I mean when I say I'm an asshole. I pull no punches, and I don't apologise when someone else starts the fight.Win, lose, or draw. ya takes yer lumps.
Character assassination only works when a body feels that they have something to 'protect' I don't care what anyone thinks of me. I've already been stomped into the ground by christians, and know every one of their dirty tricks, and they don't work anymore. Oh, this started on one of my posts, sure. But I didn't mention any names, just said everybody was constipated because of the previous argument. pernie began with the calling me a piece of shit. she can deny it all she wants, but her post shows exactly what she meant. then that pussy bobin had to chime in, and here we are. Wanna fight? Lets go.
I'll move when you move.
This is not a mental health facility and it is not a Christian thread. And I will tell you now, if you can't figure it out, sympathy is not one of my greatest strengths.
You want to use people's religion in your favor so you can punch and not get punched back. Well, I won't be guilted by you as to how to live my "religion". Life is hard on everybody. My life is hard and has been hard. Not going to whine about it. No one wants to hear my sob story or about who has judged me and why, and I am full well aware of it. That's why I have friends to give me counsel.
I feel bad for you but I have found that sympathy doesn't seem to help anybody. It only gives them permission to continue on the path of misery they have chosen.
Live your life, don't expect me to applaud and don't expect me to condemn. And if I don't like you, it is not because of how you live your life, it is because you are annoying.