Comments for Assertive Spirituality http://assertivespirituality.com Because Sometimes We Stay Lost if We Stay Quiet Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:07:07 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Comment on Why None of Us Can Be “Perfectly Woke” or Safe by Annalee Ward http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/11/09/none-of-us-perfectly-woke-call-out-culture/#comment-15882 Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:07:07 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=968#comment-15882 Thoughtful read!

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Comment on When “Christian Nice” Gets Mean about Holidays (The Roots of War on Christmas Rhetoric) by Logan Carlos http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/11/03/christian-nice-mean-holidays-war-on-christmas/#comment-15835 Mon, 04 Nov 2019 05:35:53 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=965#comment-15835 It is time to stop plugging your ears and closing your eyes to the truths of abortion: 1) Whatever the founder of Planned Parenthood wanted for it to be…it became primarily a proponent of and major contributer to women’s and children’s HEALTH! They provide much needed pre-natal care that has contributed to healthier babies!
2)Most women’s choice supporters do not like abortion. It is a surgery that , in early to mid-term pregnancies has to be performed for strictly medical reasons…reasons that save women’s lives!
3)The PROVEN best way to lower teen pregnancies, premarital sex, and abortions is a campaign of completely factual sex education combined with free contraceptives…remember, I said it lowers the amount of premarital sex, too! When teens are treated respectfully and rationally told the facts of STDs, pregnancy, and sexual relations…they most often make good decisions. Abortion is never fun. It is never an easy choice. It is a last resort to save a life by knowledgeable doctors. Save your outrage for those who don’t care and those who scream Pro-life but won’t see that they are killing more babies by hamstringing the very programs that save their lives.

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Comment on When “Christian Nice” Gets Mean about Holidays (The Roots of War on Christmas Rhetoric) by Helen Louise Herndon http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/11/03/christian-nice-mean-holidays-war-on-christmas/#comment-15830 Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:24:01 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=965#comment-15830 I’m not sure how “leaders championing this War on Christmas nonsense are literally using it to be Herod toward brown-skinned children. ” What did Herod do? He had all babies under 2 years of age murdered.

If anything is Herodian today, it is the abortion of black babies (Yes, they too are being murdered.). It is cited that more black babies are aborted in New York City than born. Is that not Herodian? The original goals of Margaret Saenger and her Planned Parenthood was to not allow the unwanted to be born. God’s Son was unwanted by Herod, so all the boys under 2 years of age had to go. Is that not more comparative to a Herod-liked attitude to brown babies than anything else?

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Comment on Uncovering White Evangelical-Centrism: Feeling Betrayed Part 2 by DS Leiter http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/04/27/uncovering-white-evangelical-centrism/#comment-15826 Sun, 03 Nov 2019 05:43:39 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=766#comment-15826 Sigh. Oh, absolutely. I don’t think the two terms are exactly the same, but they overlap tremendously in unfortunate ways, don’t they? And gaslighting of our expertise is tremendously frustrating, isn’t it? It sounds like you made the healthiest choice to walk away–I wish you all the healing.

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Comment on When Good People Get Tired: Persistence in Speaking Up by DS Leiter http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/10/19/when-good-people-get-tired-persistence/#comment-15825 Sun, 03 Nov 2019 05:41:31 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=958#comment-15825 Thanks so much for your assertive spirituality! Go team!

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Comment on What Is Assertive Spirituality? Part 1 by DS Leiter http://assertivespirituality.com/2018/05/01/hello-world/#comment-15824 Sun, 03 Nov 2019 05:41:03 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1#comment-15824 Welcome! We all need to band together as much as possible. You are welcome here!

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Comment on Uncovering White Evangelical-Centrism: Feeling Betrayed Part 2 by David http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/04/27/uncovering-white-evangelical-centrism/#comment-15817 Fri, 01 Nov 2019 07:57:46 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=766#comment-15817 DS, You could use “White Privilege” as a synonym for “white Evangelicals”, it seems they don’t understand what “White Privilege” means. I come out of the Evangelical Covenant Church (northwest conference), and like the Portland OR church walked away from them because it became too toxic. Never mind I had more college biblical lit and history then most of the people that went to that church.

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Comment on When Good People Get Tired: Persistence in Speaking Up by Daivd White http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/10/19/when-good-people-get-tired-persistence/#comment-15781 Tue, 22 Oct 2019 05:56:33 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=958#comment-15781 This has been my last week on a Facebook community page! Some local kids wanted to hold a “Drag-O-Ween” event and they actually had Fundamentalist Christians drive hours to disrupt the event. I was among the defenders of the kids. My go-to response was “show me where to look in my Bible for Jesus telling his followers to exclude or hate anyone (except the “righteous), I’ll wait.”

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Comment on What Is Assertive Spirituality? Part 1 by Maurice Haris http://assertivespirituality.com/2018/05/01/hello-world/#comment-15769 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:00:55 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=1#comment-15769 Hey – I’m a rabbi (Reconstructionist movement of Judaism) and a progressive who is also struggling through the Trumpocalypse and slowly learning how to stay in the activism game without becoming exhausted, though what little I’ve learned has come through tons of trial and error and I still screw up a fair amount.

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Comment on When Good People Get Tired: Persistence in Speaking Up by DS Leiter http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/10/19/when-good-people-get-tired-persistence/#comment-15766 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:45:08 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=958#comment-15766 I haven’t read your materials, but I trust my readers will judge for themselves. I am not a baseball person myself so I doubt I’m your audience. I wish you all the best. 🙂

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Comment on When Good People Get Tired: Persistence in Speaking Up by Greg Bancroft http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/10/19/when-good-people-get-tired-persistence/#comment-15765 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:05:04 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=958#comment-15765 I offer my books. blogs and YouTube videos as one source of practical help. Little League affirmation practiced daily will strengthen relationships and lead to healthier communities, while overcoming toxic shame. http://www.ggregorybancroft.com

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Comment on Feeling Betrayed by My White Evangelical Peops by Cindy K Keim http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/04/13/feeling-betrayed-white-evangelical-peops/#comment-15732 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 19:55:07 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=749#comment-15732 Thank you. I have been struggling to understand how people I love, care about, and respect can support this current president.

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Comment on Open Letter to Climate Change Naysayers at Assertive Spirituality by margo http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/09/28/open-letter-climate-change-naysayers/#comment-15731 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 03:04:10 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=945#comment-15731 Thank you!!!

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Comment on The Toxic Spirituality of “Christian (Midwest Middle Class White People) Nice” (Part 1) by Logan http://assertivespirituality.com/2018/06/04/the-toxic-spirituality-of-christian-nice/#comment-15687 Sun, 06 Oct 2019 22:49:34 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=226#comment-15687 This is where I have had the most difficulty with both Church and family. Many assumptions have been made about me, based on incomplete information, and any attempt to really set the record straight has been met with all too quick “apologies” and the insistence that there is nothing left to do. The matter is over as far as they have been concerned. That might be okay if the situation really showed change.

The problem is, that type of “solution” is not God’s recipe for real change. This article states it very well! Thank you!

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Comment on Open Letter to Climate Change Naysayers at Assertive Spirituality by Ellemae http://assertivespirituality.com/2019/09/28/open-letter-climate-change-naysayers/#comment-15619 Tue, 01 Oct 2019 05:41:20 +0000 http://assertivespirituality.com/?p=945#comment-15619 Thank you for your thoughtful, compassionate insight that calms the trolls and those less informed. Blessings

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