Wow… I didn’t know that I hate people simply because they’re Christians. Actually, I know I don’t hate people simply because they’re Christians. I sort of still identify as a Christian, even though I don’t go to church anymore. I don’t support Donald Trump, though, and never will. And while I can’t say I necessarily “hate” Trump– I’d probably have to know him to go that far– I can say that I find him a disgusting, immoral, piss poor example of a man. And I do hate that he is the president, even if I can’t necessarily say I hate him personally… (though if I had dealings with him, I probably would end up hating him). Suffice to say, I’d like to see Trump safely tucked away in a secure nursing home or something. Or prison, maybe… someplace where he can no longer harm people with his blinding narcissism.
However, someone out there thinks I am a hater. Since I don’t like Donald Trump and am not a super duper Christian, a fellow blogger says that I must “hate” Christians, particularly those who are Trump supporters. It’s all here in blue and white. Mario Murillo Ministries has put out a blog post dated January 18, 2020 saying so… Check this out:
You’re a Christian who still can’t support Trump? Let me share this fact with you: The people who hate Trump also hate you. They hate your faith. They hate your Bible. They hate your values. They hate Israel. They hate the Constitution and truth be told, they hate America. They hate you even if you don’t support Trump. They will hate you after Trump is gone.
I can state unequivocally that I don’t hate Christians or any other people of a particular stripe. I am always willing to give people a chance, and I try hard to be patient and understanding. I do my best to see all perspectives whenever possible, and I believe in fairness. I can see why some people supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, even if I think it was not the right choice. I certainly don’t hate people who support Trump. I only hate people who maliciously and personally harm me or a loved one. Someone who callously hurts me or someone I love may inspire me to hate, but I don’t hate anyone simply for existing.
But Mario Murillo thinks I hate him and all of his Trump supporting friends. I read his blog post on the way home from France this morning. It was posted in the Life is Not All Pickles and Hairspray Group. I wouldn’t have ordinarily bothered to read such nonsense, but I was sitting in the passenger seat, passing time. All I can say is that Mr. Murillo and his ministry must be batshit crazy to assume that anyone who dislikes Trump hates all Christians. I can’t even imagine what inspired such nonsense. Moreover, it appears to me that Mr. Murillo doesn’t know anything about socialism.
In fact, if anyone’s hateful, I’d say it Mr. Murillo, who writes…
They hated these things all along, only you weren’t supposed to know. You were supposed to be introduced to their radical agenda on the installment plan. But now they are in a frenzy and are throwing their gradual timetable to the wind and rushing everything. They are rushing: drag queens into story hours, gender bending subject matter into grammar schools, radical abortion policies, gun control and censorship. So, what’s their hurry? They are in a rage—such a rage, that they will openly refuse to stand up for the National Anthem and even chant their hatred against the highest office in the land at baseball games.
Really? Because Democrats would like to be more inclusive of people who aren’t straight, white, flag waving folks, they must be “full of hatred” and lack basic patriotism? Because Democrats have mercy on people in trouble and children who are afraid to go to school because of shooters, they’re “hateful” and have a radical agenda? Because Democrats think women should be able to control when they have babies and would not like to see more people warehoused in prisons? I just don’t even know where to go with this bullshit.
I used to vote Republican. In fact, I didn’t start voting Democrat until very recently. The Republicans lost me forever when they put an incompetent madman in office who has emboldened racists, sexists, and ignorant people to spew their hateful rhetoric, and desire to deny basic human rights and fair play to anyone who isn’t a white, middle-aged, male with a Bible and a gun.
I have many loved ones and family members who like Donald Trump. I also have some friends who voted for him, even if they don’t love his policies. I certainly don’t “hate” those people for their voting practices. It frightens me that people who don’t even know me can presume to lump me in with an entire group of people. It seems to me that the group of folks who don’t like Donald Trump and his policies is growing every day. That’s an awful lot of “hateful people”, according to Mario Murillo.
The vast majority of people who are spewing all this crap about socialism truly have no idea what socialism or communism are… and most have never been outside of the country, particularly to countries where those regimes exist or once existed. I lived for two years in what was once part of the Soviet Union. I was there right after it fell apart. I got to know people who were raised in that system. Yes, there were many, many problems with it. I would never embrace a return to that regime. However, most of those people still enjoyed their lives… and there were even some positives to that system. I spoke to some people who were very sorry that the Soviet Union fell apart, mainly due to the worsened living conditions that occurred just after the fall, although it would be interesting to find out if they still feel that way now.
I don’t understand how Christians can support a man who so clearly disdains anyone who isn’t like him, can do nothing for him, and doesn’t somehow “tickle his fancy”. Donald Trump is the opposite of Christlike, and I don’t understand how any true Christian could ever support him or his disgusting policies. I really don’t understand Mario Murillo’s mindset, and can’t understand how he makes such bold statements about whether or not other people are “hateful” simply because of Donald Trump. It saddens and scares me that people like him are wandering around, spewing this stuff and people are actually listening and responding to it.
No… I don’t hate Christians, whether or not they love or hate Trump. I simply think our country is in serious trouble, and I long for the days when watching the news wasn’t like watching a three ring circus. But people like Raul, quoted below, obviously aren’t on the same page:
It’s truelly simple, if you are a Christian and you say you hate trump or a Christian Democrat, you are truly not a Christian. The reason I say this is because you are okay with same sex marriage, you are okay with abortions, and everything else the left has to offer (demonic ways). We are coming to the end of times, and those times are near.
Says who, Raul? You? I don’t think you know what you’re talking about, and that’s very sad. And kingskid48 has this to say:
I got into a discussion the other day with some poor guy who was so absorbed in Obama-love, he could not see the forest because the trees were right in his face. It was bizarre. He kept posting things other people have said about Trump, the same liberal lies, slander, talking points, accusations..over and over. He seemed to be incapable of presenting any original thoughts of his own. Liberals he admired said it, so it had to be true..no matter how ridiculous it was. Common sense had no chance of getting into this guy’s brain. He was a goner. Sadly, he claimed to be a Christian. Unfortunately, he is just one of many, many on the left, who are just as deluded. How can someone who claims to be a Christian, think that Obama was a Christian and a good president, and that everything that Trump is doing to try to beat back socialism and anti-Christian bigotry, along with radical abortion and bizarre gender-confusion. is bad, just because he was a rich playboy in his previous years? When did Christians forget how to forgive? I have my doubts that this guy was really a Christian, but sadly, there are people who really are Christians that think this way. IMO, the end-time, “strong delusion”, spoken of in Scripture is creeping over the population like a huge, dark cloud.
Uh… can you give us some examples of the “liberal lies” and “slander”? Seriously, I don’t need to go to a “liberal” Web site to find things to dislike about Trump and his brand of leadership. Trump has said things out loud that are shocking, divisive, and just plain untrue. I think those who blindly worship him because he’s a white “Republican” man are the ones who can’t see the forest for the trees. What a tragedy!
Sigh… maybe I’d get more readers if I posted more nonsense like Mario Murillo’s. But then, I don’t think I want more readers… especially if they are as dumb and lacking in critical thinking skills as the people commenting on Murillo’s site are. I think I’ve written enough about this topic… time to move on to the travel blog, where I can write about the fun time we just had in France, where people aren’t being led by an orange haired idiot with an unhealthy glow of unbridled self-admiration.