Comments for Assertive Spirituality https://assertivespirituality.com Because Sometimes We Stay Lost if We Stay Quiet Sun, 18 Oct 2020 15:11:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Comment on Not Wearing a Mask as “Faith”? A Theological Exploration of God’s will and Mask-Wearing by DS Leiter https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/07/04/mask-wearing-theology-gods-will/#comment-17496 Sun, 18 Oct 2020 15:11:15 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1080#comment-17496 In reply to Rachel Gibson.

To be fair, this one is a guest post by Rachel Contos, as it says up top–but I’m glad you agree with her and appreciate her style!

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Comment on Not Wearing a Mask as “Faith”? A Theological Exploration of God’s will and Mask-Wearing by Rachel Gibson https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/07/04/mask-wearing-theology-gods-will/#comment-17454 Sun, 11 Oct 2020 17:28:40 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1080#comment-17454 I like the way DS lays out the situation. Maybe it’s because I agree with him!

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Comment on Feeling Betrayed by My White Evangelical Peops by Bob Olhsson https://assertivespirituality.com/2019/04/13/feeling-betrayed-white-evangelical-peops/#comment-17397 Sun, 27 Sep 2020 18:13:20 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=749#comment-17397 There’s an enormous difference between identifying with being a Christian and practicing Christianity. Unfortunately, the people who practice have always been a tiny minority.

My first experience of this was when our generous, brilliant, humble pastor got replaced with somebody who would allow our church to become the social club the church board wanted it to be. This would have happened sooner, but he was a leader of the national church resulting in several of the board wanting to identify with his prestige.

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Comment on An Open Letter Re: White Evangelicals and Moral Disgust of RBG by DS Leiter https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/09/19/open-letter-white-evangelicals-moraldisgusts-rbg/#comment-17395 Sun, 27 Sep 2020 01:14:56 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1120#comment-17395 In reply to Emily.

Welcome! I’m so glad you found it too! Stay in touch–we’re over on FB as well, and through the email newsletter–and I’m hoping to add in more support and training resources at some point. Hang in there! Cheers, DS Leiter

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Comment on An Open Letter Re: White Evangelicals and Moral Disgust of RBG by Emily https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/09/19/open-letter-white-evangelicals-moraldisgusts-rbg/#comment-17393 Sat, 26 Sep 2020 21:48:30 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1120#comment-17393 Grateful to find your site. Been feeling so alone in this fight.

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Comment on An Open Letter Re: White Evangelicals and Moral Disgust of RBG by DS Leiter https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/09/19/open-letter-white-evangelicals-moraldisgusts-rbg/#comment-17385 Sat, 26 Sep 2020 02:39:22 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1120#comment-17385 In reply to Becky Strom.

This comment made my day when I read it. Thank you so much!

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Comment on Not Wearing a Mask as “Faith”? A Theological Exploration of God’s will and Mask-Wearing by DS Leiter https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/07/04/mask-wearing-theology-gods-will/#comment-17384 Sat, 26 Sep 2020 02:38:59 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1080#comment-17384 In reply to Eileen McCarthy.

Thank you so much for this comment. It was encouraging to hear it today. I hope things are as well as possible with you. Family relationships can be so hard these days! Hang in there! DS Leiter

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Comment on Not Wearing a Mask as “Faith”? A Theological Exploration of God’s will and Mask-Wearing by Eileen McCarthy https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/07/04/mask-wearing-theology-gods-will/#comment-17382 Fri, 25 Sep 2020 18:18:15 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1080#comment-17382 I was in the mists of a crisis in how to respond to, of all people, my own “Saved” Evangelical Christian sister (I do consider myself a Christian but Human Being should suffice) when I found this site. My sister said in reference to her right to NOT wear a mask “ because you are compromised, as many are………should absolutely not mean everyone else should be bound to their health too”. I am floored and struggling with what to say but I must say something. I feel strongly that I was led to this site at just the right time, with what I needed to hear (read) and not just about this issue. This whole site resonates with me, my struggles with people of “faith” , the questioning of my “faith” by others, my own silence when words needed to be said etc. I know this reply is late in the game of when this was published but if you read this D.S. I want to thank you, you are making a difference with this site and your words have made a difference to me!

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Comment on An Open Letter Re: White Evangelicals and Moral Disgust of RBG by Becky Strom https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/09/19/open-letter-white-evangelicals-moraldisgusts-rbg/#comment-17364 Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:39:09 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1120#comment-17364 Thank you for your honesty and anger.

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Comment on Not Wearing a Mask as “Faith”? A Theological Exploration of God’s will and Mask-Wearing by Masked, judged, and so lonely https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/07/04/mask-wearing-theology-gods-will/#comment-17359 Sun, 20 Sep 2020 01:38:33 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1080#comment-17359 masked and alone, I have similar problems with my health and my churches do not wear masks and judge me that I have no faith. I have medical background and my Dr. told me to be extremely careful yet no one cares, I am still judged as having no faith. I will leave that judgement in our almighty God’s hands as only He can read our hearts. I am here for you also. I had just talked about this today. Exactly the same here.

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Comment on The “Holy War of Ideas” and the Demonization of Critical Race Theory: An Analysis by Margaret Greenawalt https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/09/13/holy-war-of-ideas-demonization-critical-race-theory/#comment-17334 Mon, 14 Sep 2020 23:19:24 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1112#comment-17334 Thank you for providing a perspective to something that has been ‘just out of sight’ for me. When you look directly at it, you can no longer see the form clearly….
I like your style. Sign me up!

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Comment on Lessons from Watching Superhero Movies During the Impeachment by fejiro https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/02/01/superhero-stories-positive-projection-inspiration-resistance/#comment-17274 Tue, 08 Sep 2020 09:33:22 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1012#comment-17274 Superhero movies has always had a place in my heart. As a child, I enjoyed them and now an adult, I still find them entertaining. Thanks a lot for this, I appreciate your sentence structure a lot. Please use this link to visit my site for something I recently shared. Thank you.

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Comment on What’s in a Hashtag? #DefundThePolice and the Politics of Interpretation by DS Leiter https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/08/22/whats-in-a-hashtag-defund-the-police/#comment-17210 Wed, 26 Aug 2020 04:36:42 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1105#comment-17210 In reply to Vincent Wilkerson.

Ahhhh! I was being overly clever, most likely. I was pretending the hashtag was a superhero like Superman and pretending that the smallest word in the hashtag (which is “The”) could take down all the bullies’ strong reactions with a single glare (imagine #DefendThePolice as a cartoon with a cape, with “The” coming out as daggers to knock down white supremacy). Hope that clarifies it for you. Cheers, DS Leiter

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Comment on What’s in a Hashtag? #DefundThePolice and the Politics of Interpretation by Vincent Wilkerson https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/08/22/whats-in-a-hashtag-defund-the-police/#comment-17207 Tue, 25 Aug 2020 00:00:25 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1105#comment-17207 Greetings, Professor!
Toward the end of this article, in the section marked “But It’s Not About the Words…,” I find that first sentence difficult to understand, most particularly “…with a single glare of its ‘The’….” Can you expand on the idea you’re trying to put across please?

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Comment on QAnon Conspiracy Rhetoric, Hypervigilance, and Questions of Trust by Madam Pince https://assertivespirituality.com/2020/08/15/qanon-conspiracy-rhetoric-hypervigilance-sex-trafficking/#comment-17166 Sun, 16 Aug 2020 20:21:05 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1102#comment-17166 This reminds me so strongly of a former friend who saw Satan in everything and God in nothing.

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