Is your spirituality affected by others being mean?

When people of faith are targets of misplaced anger, of the bitter and the mean, how does it affect you? Are you bothered by it at all? If so, how and/or for what reasons?

8 thoughts on “Is your spirituality affected by others being mean?

  1. I don’t care is people are mean to me.
    However, I know a lot of snitty, mean-spirited church people who have driven people right out of the church with their sanctimonious self-righteousness.

  2. I am a Pagan and I am not usually bothered by it at all. The insults and the mocking of others can be a bit annoying, but at the end of the day it’s not me who is filled with hate and rage. I say live and let live.

  3. Not at all! Towards me that is, towards others, that is somewhat of a bothering. But then a time is coming where the spiritual will excell in wisdom of the spirits for those who have no wisdom of, it will equal out!

  4. No. Not at all bothered.
    Yea tho I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod & thy staff they comfort me.

    If I have no fear of even death, why should I be bothered by people?
    Good question:)

  5. It does not off end me. I stay focused on the end written.
    Endurance involves endure to the end to be saved(only).
    Other wise (alternative) it’s saved + destroyed in Jude 1:5;
    Not suffered to continue by reason of death: Hebrews 7:23.

    The End:
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with you all. Amen.

  6. Being human involves having feelings and (fortunately or unfortunately) expectations.

    While I’m not generally bothered by them in the long run, I’m man enough to admit that my feelings have been hurt. Most of the time I “get up, brush myself off and get back on the horse”. People are human, they sometimes hurt each other either accidentally or on purpose.

    The effects that are most bothersome for me, though, tend to be my failed expectations. For example, I may think that my argument for a certain point is infallible. This leads me to inevitable failure. Like with most things, spirituality included, reasonable expectations would be more healthy and less prone to hurt if they fail.

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