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The weekly mantra, “stay in fellowship,” common within Churchianity, surmounts to little more than control of money. Moneychangers just want loyal subscribers called “parishioners”. The Shepherd of Hermes called Church profiteers “Christ mongers”.
If weekly Sunday attendance did fulfill the Biblical mandate for “coming together”, then why has it failed at the other Biblical requirements of “loving one another” and “Christian unity”?
True “fellowship” involves communication with the wider Christian community, and doesn’t limit fellowship to 200 people. The less we know each other, the more we’ll fight like we do. Churchianity doesn’t want Christians “in fellowship”, but “in factions”. Read @PacificDT →
The best smiles have teeth. An itch needs scratched. Likewise, a good business shouldn’t be too-well polished.
The marketing addict anonymous asks, “How much should we polish, then?” But that’s the wrong question.
Good business shouldn’t be overly polished because it should be focusing on quality at the core. YouTubers and radio hosts get large audiences, especially when they’re difficult to understand. They explain ideas worth learning about. Their audiences learn more and know it.
Polish-obsessed Big Business tries to compete with these rising, talented, new leaders with pretty diagrams that simplify similar ideas. They just don’t get it. @PacificDT read→
I want everyone to know that we are entering beta and looking for writers and photographers who want to contribute to promote their own blogs and their work. @PacificDT read→
I remember when H1N1 was going to kill everyone. But, now, Ebola is no problem.
I remember when the TSA spent 1 billion bucks to make sure airports didn’t let the wrong people fly. But, Ebola is no problem.
I remember when the Constitution, Adoption, and Talk Radio indicated that one was a “terrorist”. Islam was no problem. Now, Ebola isn’t either.
I remember learning that Christians used to heal diseases. But, now, attending Sunday morning with Ebola would be a problem.
…This seems strange. But it’s not from Democrats, Republicans, Atheism, or Churchianity. It’s from chaos brought by political correctness. @PacificDT read→
Gladwell’s David and Goliath discusses failure stories from top colleges in America. Some students who attend top schools can be worse off than if they had attended a school that was easier and less expensive. But it would be wrong to conclude that the easier school is always the best.
Attending the best school possible may be a student’s attempt to see what his school can do for him, rather than what he can do for his school. There are two types of people: “lifters” and “leaners”. We may be more likely to soar in environments where we can “lift”. @PacificDT read→
Patience isn’t always recognized. Many mistake patience for slothfulness or wasting time. Time is money, but that doesn’t mean we should always spend it. Good things come to those who wait. When we live in haste we tend to forget the value of patience.
Sometimes patience requires action to create the opportunity to wait for something good. This is called perseverance. Making peace, for example, requires perseverance, before results are anywhere in sight.
While good things come to those who are patient, the best things come to those who persevere. As Jesus said, peacemakers shall be called sons of God. @PacificDT read→
Nothing beats good, old fashion hard work. And nothing reminds us of this more than watching a sloth eat. It even looks exhausted having to chew its own food.
Hard work doesn’t excuse the need for hard thinking. Wicked men are too lazy to work, while hard-working leaders often give unintentional injustice from lack of attention to detail.
Laziness comes in many forms and all of it can lead to one’s failure—even failure to rise in the first place.
Diligence is a good teacher. Does hard work support practical needs or is hard work a practical need in itself? @PacificDT read→
The biggest complaint I hear against organized Churchianity is the injustice Christians give each other every day. Christians allow scandal after scandal of dominating each other, neglecting needs, disunity, just to name a few.
Inviting non-Christians to join the scandals we harbor will only make future evangelism more difficult—and rightly so.
It’s as if Christians think non-Christians are blind to injustice, as if Christians have the corner on every good idea, and they’re actually surprised at non-Christian brilliance. Evangelism would be faster and easier if Christians plucked the log. But, first, they’d have to give non-Christians some overdue credit. @PacificDT read→
So many problems come because the wrong people dominate. When the right people don’t step up, the wrong people gain power by default—and they’re not the most skilled.
Should the next generation step up, the right people must first wrest power from old, defaulted leadership. That’s not easy, especially since default leaders disrespect everyone because they didn’t earn their own positions of leadership. They simply filled a void created by potentially good leaders who didn’t step up.
If we want respect, we must respect ourselves first. The tougher lesson is that self-respect begins with tending to one’s own business. @PacificDT read→