Insults, race, disagreement, politics, and history

It takes no brains, no heart, and no character to call someone a demeaning name. However, if you feel a need to insult people who disagree with you, perhaps you’re not very secure in your beliefs.

It’s easier to insult people you disagree with than to understand them. However insults always produce divisive results. I find that kind people who disagree with me are easier to get along with than unkind people who agree with me.

Under every human skin color, there’s a heart that can be touched by the same things that touch yours. Honest heart-contact heals racial divides Spice life up; become close friends with people of a different skin color than your own.

The eye sees color and puts up a wall. The heart sees a person and flows with compassion. The race track is a way to categorize by skin shade and keep people confined in color categories.

Many of America’s laps on the race track are hidden in history and that keeps us confused about race. American history, as traditionally taught, has been abridged, ignoring many of the accomplishments and sufferings of minorities. But, how can any of us understand America’s racial problem if we don’t fully know its history?

The way to overcome racism is to overwhelm it with love, compassion, and kindness. I wish one of America’s major political parties would put kindness as a plank in their platform. Political unkindness is often insecurity masquerading as fake confidence.

When I keep myself in the vicinity of serenity, my life goes much better! Our violent, hateful culture desperately needs the tree of life. We need to speak, watch, and listen to life, not hatred and violence. Making prenatal human life disposable appears to have devalued human life in all of its stages.

Pushy, power politics that bullies and forces it’s way over opposition, is not good for a democracy. Let’s be kind, not insulting.

Check out my new book, Off the RACE Track–From Color-Blind to Color-Kind at this link.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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