Donny's Ramblings

Being Judgmental of Those Who Are Judgmental (and Election Results)

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I’ve ranted about a lot of things I dislike about Christians. So much so, even family members have begun writing to me. One of the emails I received was from a woman who never stopped praying for me the entire time I produced porn. In part of her email she said:

Maybe I could also encourage you to try not to be too judgmental of judgmental people, if that makes sense. Everyone is at different spots in their journey and I’ve learned that God gives us gobs of grace! Seems like the more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know. There’s a verse in Psalms that says that God is gracious and slow to anger, full of compassion and of great mercy. Anyway, He is thrilled to have you home where you belong and your story has already touched so many people! Don’t forget to take care of yourself and get help when you need it!

I really should have been picking my words a little more carefully and not lumping so many people into one group. I know I’ll never stop raising issues that annoy me, but I have no problem proof reading my blog entries a little more, searching for ways to tone down my tendency to stereotype Christians. It’s funny how appropriate the title has become for this blog. Donny’s Ramblings, in which I rambling endlessly about random topics. I will admit, I have been meeting so many like minded Christians since September 25th. From the emails I’m receiving, it appears many churches are moving in the right direction, concentrating on becoming more like Christ and less like Pharisees. I’m encouraged and am confident that movement will continue. It is very exciting to see this happing!

In regards to being judgmental about judgmental people: POINT TAKEN! And I thank you for pointing it out.

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I have to say I’m at peace with the results of our midterm elections. I wasn’t very happy with the way my party has been handling many issues, and it’s probably a very good thing to make drastic changes to get the attention of those who are drunk with power. I don’t think the Republican party has served our interests very well lately. As I mentioned before, I was tempted to switch parties, and in fact I still consider making a change. I’m thinking about registering as an Independent, because I truly believe that’s what Jesus would do.

12 thoughts on “Being Judgmental of Those Who Are Judgmental (and Election Results)

  1. Well, I could sure use a check with me. I’m judgemental of everyone anymore… Point taken from a point made.BTW, Do you think that we’ll see more of a christian voice in the democrats now?Ron

  2. Well, I could sure use a check with me. I’m judgemental of everyone anymore…

    Point taken from a point made.

    BTW, Do you think that we’ll see more of a christian voice in the democrats now?

    Ron

  3. Yeah, I didn’t vote in this election. I’m tired of deciding that I want a king along with the rest of the Hebrews like the other countries have. I’m tired of watching little men speak little words that have little to no effect on my day to day. I know I’m in the minority, so don’t take this to mean, “EVERYONE SHOULD STOP VOTING!!!1!!11” I just already know who my ultimate authority is, so the authorities that He puts between him and me mean very little.

  4. Yeah, I didn’t vote in this election. I’m tired of deciding that I want a king along with the rest of the Hebrews like the other countries have. I’m tired of watching little men speak little words that have little to no effect on my day to day.
    I know I’m in the minority, so don’t take this to mean, “EVERYONE SHOULD STOP VOTING!!!1!!11” I just already know who my ultimate authority is, so the authorities that He puts between him and me mean very little.

  5. Sounds to me like she is judging you for judging people for being judgmental. Wait.. Did I just judge her for judging you for judging people for being judgmental?I’m sorry!

  6. Sounds to me like she is judging you for judging people for being judgmental.
    Wait.. Did I just judge her for judging you for judging people for being judgmental?
    I’m sorry!

  7. Donny,I am you without being a former pornographer. I left church for about 15 years because the hypocrites. Now I’m one of them….I hate it sometimes…currently efforting to get over it

  8. Donny,

    I am you without being a former pornographer. I left church for about 15 years because the hypocrites. Now I’m one of them….I hate it sometimes…currently efforting to get over it

  9. Donny, I just wanted to leave you a comment to let you know how much your story has touched my life. You are not alone in seeing the things you are seeing in the Church. I believe God is revealing it to keep us humble, to see we are NOT better than those who struggle or dont know God. We are ALL in need of a Savior and are ever in need of grace. I will continue to support your new found freedom in the Lord.

  10. Donny,
    I just wanted to leave you a comment to let you know how much your story has touched my life. You are not alone in seeing the things you are seeing in the Church. I believe God is revealing it to keep us humble, to see we are NOT better than those who struggle or dont know God. We are ALL in need of a Savior and are ever in need of grace. I will continue to support your new found freedom in the Lord.

  11. Donny, I hope you continue to give Christians a chance. We’re all broken people who act out our brokenness in all sorts of ways. Some people are so afraid to admit weakness, so afraid of their imperfections, that they feel they constantly have to point out everyone else’s weaknesses and imperfections. But the truth is that in our brokenness, God responds, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So like Paul, I will continue to boast about my own weaknesses, my own journey with Christ, so that not only will God’s power work in my life, but moreso that others will see that power and know that Jesus came to bear our brokenness, to heal us and to change us.I think that if Christians would start being real, if they would talk about their own brokenness and how Jesus has helped them to have joy despite them, we wouldn’t be able to keep people out of church! So that’s my prayer – that the church wouldn’t be afraid to be real.There’s a really awesome book I read last spring about being a real church. Risking Church: Creating a Place Where Your Heart Feels at Home by Jim Jr Kallam. You might want to check it out.

  12. Donny, I hope you continue to give Christians a chance. We’re all broken people who act out our brokenness in all sorts of ways. Some people are so afraid to admit weakness, so afraid of their imperfections, that they feel they constantly have to point out everyone else’s weaknesses and imperfections. But the truth is that in our brokenness, God responds, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So like Paul, I will continue to boast about my own weaknesses, my own journey with Christ, so that not only will God’s power work in my life, but moreso that others will see that power and know that Jesus came to bear our brokenness, to heal us and to change us.

    I think that if Christians would start being real, if they would talk about their own brokenness and how Jesus has helped them to have joy despite them, we wouldn’t be able to keep people out of church! So that’s my prayer – that the church wouldn’t be afraid to be real.

    There’s a really awesome book I read last spring about being a real church. Risking Church: Creating a Place Where Your Heart Feels at Home by Jim Jr Kallam. You might want to check it out.

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