Aren’t the ghetto-gang, un-educated people those that we need to help most???
I find it hard to believe that the Savior would be hanging out in the sophisticated, upper-class white neighborhoods of affluent America. Instead, he would be in the Ghetto’s of Oakland, L.A. and Detroit. He would be with all those that needed him most.
It’s easy to be nice to people that are nice to you, but rarely is it rewarding… and it definitely isn’t going to get us into heaven.
If I was only friends with those whom I felt met my standards, I would live an extremely sad, selfish life.
We should be reaching out to “those” people.]]>
I also have a distrust of homosexuals for exactly the same reason.
I suspect that anon in comment 2 resents the fact that men try to form trust bonds and that they exclude people who they decide they cannot trust. (Women and homosexuals).
Of course this isn’t true across the board. But my prejudice proclaims it to be statistically true.]]>
What I get from most everyone here (and which I agree with) is that we hate dumb people. Not necessarily less intelligent people but those who glory in their ignorance, per say.
I agree with most of your comments, though I do remember a number of 40+ black men in the ghetto that had definitely NOT grown out of it.
1. Round my parts, referring to black people/African Americans as just “blacks” might clue people into your racism. FYI.
2. With your last three paragraphs you took the time to clarify exactly which types of black people you weren’t okay with, but for (white) trailer trash, it seemed like you lost interest a bit. That was just interesting to me because I’ve been noticing that a great indicator for someone’s true feelings for a person (group) is how quick they are at finding fault. With families, kids and the spouse we love, we seem to selectively and happily neglect their faults. So, I wonder then, if you’d have as much interest breaking down exactly which sects of all groups you don’t care for. Ya think you’d ever spend the time breaking down precisely which type of middle class, white, businessman you don’t like? Also, would you mentally position them in such a way that they have to prove something to you in order to gain your trust?
3. Your last line, you feel you can’t help this, really? Sure ya can. I say if you’ve got a brain you can remind yourself that dishonesty and maliciousness can come from anybody at anytime. Logical safety measures to protect against theft are practical, but have you never heard of a white teenage boy stealing? Or a suburban housewife with kleptomania? I think I might accept the “I can’t change myself” mentality from the group of “ghetto blacks” you described, since I think it’s a matter of being educated, but you appear to be educated, why can’t you change? Isn’t it about love anyway? When Jesus says love everyone, are you going to say “No, I can’t”…?
Again, just a thought. It was thought-provoking post!]]>