Mean people suck. No one reading this blog would ever be mean.
Everyone says they think bullying is bad. We try to teach our kids and grandkids not to be mean, and how to react when someone is mean to them.
The "Golden Rule" was given by Jesus of Nazareth, who used it to summarize the Torah: "Do to others what you want them to do to you. This is the meaning of the law of Moses and the teaching of the prophets" (Matthew 7:12 NCV, see also Luke 6:31).
Evidently I missed the recent Facebook blowup about a group of QUILTERS for goodness sake who started a group so they could badmouth another group of QUILTERS for goodness sake! It's probably because I keep my FB pages pretty private, just my friends list. But I did see a couple of reactions to the posts by friends of mine, and I have to say I'm ashamed of the world at large and those narrow minded so-and-sos who went to that mean place in a down and dirty way.
Do they do it because they think that no one will know it was them? Does it make them feel bigger or smarter to knock someone else down? Were they raised by wolves???
I blame it on ignorance. Not the I don't know something kind, but the stupid I'm better than you are kind; the people who are apparently in league with all the imps, demons and other-worldly beings who make you stub your toes when you're wearing your new shoes and spill your soda on your car seat and drop your ice cream cone when it's the last of that flavor. But it can be and this did get so much worse.
In Matthew 5:21-22 Jesus says, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.”
It is a sin to hate someone enough that you wish they were dead, so to God hating someone is equal to murder.
If you want to read a very funny and snarky response to the FB thing, go read The Bitchy Stitcher's LINK: http://thebitchystitcher.blogspot.com/ comments today. She is irreverent but she has a point of view that is undeniable, and I can't add anything to what she said. I warn you up front, you're going to see some words you shouldn't say in front of your mother.
Here's the thing: to any of you who were involved in that whole mean quilter FB thing, go look at yourself in the mirror and then slap yourself good and hard. How would you like it if you were on the receiving end of what you put out?
Shame on 'them'.
Back to our regularly scheduled program tomorrow...