Friday, February 10, 2017

Hypocrisy


I told myself I’d keep it light that scary day I chose to dive into The Facebook. It’s not that I don’t have opinions. Neither am I afraid to voice them. It’s more about being resigned to the tough truth that I am not able to change anyone else’s mind and what I think only really matters to me and the relative handful of people who know me, my views, my standards and how I try to live them without always shouting them in a spotlight. 

It’s my experience that debate is mostly a waste of breath and time, especially in this era of broad red lines drawn. However, I did commit to the word ‘STAND’ this year so I allow myself some latitude about when to be silent and when to speak. 

Today I am taking a stand against hypocrisy. 

It’s been said a picture is worth a thousand words. I guess a video can easily double that. I want to point out that hypocrisy comes dressed in all sorts of wool, but the worst is not the self-righteous kind - the kind that believes wholeheartedly it is right and to prove it, there are no boundaries for expressing itself - whether  by destruction of property, ugly vitriol, or disparaging of others in the name of love, love, love, peace - and RIGHTness!

No, the worst kind of hypocrisy is the kind that uses the good sounding words as a mask, a cloak, a weapon to draw in those who blindly trust good sounding words to be truth. These are the hypocrites with an agenda that has nothing to do with truth. 

Beware the wolves who have the funding to have their sheepskins tailor made.

For Him,

Meema

Sunday, January 29, 2017

But It Sounds So Good


My lucky day. I received a personal email from James B. Comey. Yes, that guy, the Director of the FBI. Yep. Me. Well, supposedly me. The salutation was to Dear Beneficiary. Close enough.

Apparently there is a sum of 10.3 million dollars awaiting my attention to be collected you see, and I quote from Mr. Comey, 

“It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of 10.3M) million due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to somany losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.for more information do get back to us.

The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the government of the states the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/, Inheritance.

we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation your outstanding contract inheritance funds of over-due payment in tone of USD 10.3M) has been credited in your favor in Citibank. Having said all this, we will further advise that you go ahead in dealing with the Citibank, IL accordingly as we will be monitoring all their activities with you as well as your correspondence at all levels.”

Further, Mr. Comey graciously warned me that there are many email scams out in the wild wild Interwebs and “We therefore warn our dear citizens to be very careful with any claim email you receive prior to these irregularities so that they do not fall victim to this ugly circumstance anymore.”

However no doubt I should completely trust this email because, you know, who would dare try to scam someone using the name and actual address of the director of the FBI?  Not to mention the return email speaks for itself as nothing but trustworthy.

Right? 

While I can’t say that 10.3 million dollars would not be a very nice bump in my financial status, I am just a tad skeptical. I know, it’s tough being such a cynic all the time. Perhaps it’s the sentence structure and punctuation. Perhaps it’s the overall vagueness, idiocracy or maybe all of it brings to mind that thing with the dying Nigerian Prince but I cannot help but suspect something is amiss here. 

Mr.Comey will no doubt be disappointed but I choose to pass on this opportunity. 

Oh well.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the scams, lies and deceptions in the world would be this easy to detect? Unfortunately, even the most obvious seem to find ready prey, those who simply want to believe what isn’t true, especially those lies that sound so darn good.

For Him,

Meema

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Real War on Women



(Philippians 4:1) Wherefore, my brethren beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my beloved.  (4:2) I exhort Euodia, and I exhort Syntyche, to be of the same mind in the Lord.  (4:3) Yea, I beseech thee also, true yokefellow, help these women, for they labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Those who know me well will testify that I am a strong, independent, resourceful woman. I am not nor ever have been a feminist though. I am not a man nor do I wish to be one or better than.

And here is why.

I’ve been a full-fledged feminine female for almost seventy years with never a moment spent worrying whether or not I had equal rights. I never thought I ought to protest for rights that have already been won for me or insist that I am more valuable than anyone else, male or female. The laws are in place. Individual prejudice can never be eradicated. Is there injustice? Of course. 

Frankly, in my lifetime, women have done me more disservice and looked down on me many more times than men. 

I’m tired of the battle being waged when the purpose is no longer clear. And I am ashamed. 

I am tired of women portrayed as super-warriors in every medium, TV, movies and books, as though there must still be something to prove. That a skinny cop with long blonde hair is capable of wrestling down a tattooed Goliath and cuffing him while calling for back up on her cell is ludicrously stuffed full of agenda. 

I am also tired of men being cowed down and emasculated. The back lash is producing the inevitable - but not what was planned. The rise in abuse and disrespect for women is exponential and directly relatable to the demise of respect for manhood. The pendulum always swings back. It has no where else to go.

The unisex ideology began when I was still a young mother. Women and men being portrayed as, not just equal in human rights, but equal in every other attribute, strength, endurance, mentality, the object being to erase all traces of biological difference. A stepping stone perhaps?

Let me now point out why all of this is absurd. Regardless the inequities this life presents there is a solution. There is an underlying truth. 

Godly women are already free because they are surrendered to Christ. They can do all things through Christ. 

Godly women do not need to protest or strip naked, or use foul language demanding to be seen as capable of being as base as men can be to make themselves respected.

Women and men who are servants of Christ, are the freest humans on earth. 

And not to put too fine a point on it - Godly women do not quote Scripture and then applaude the likes of Madonna to speak for them.

Some will surely disagree but what I see is that this is simply antichrist spirit doing his best to destroy us. Don’t fall for this lie. 

For Him,

Meema