(((UPDATED 9/28/16… for someone’s daughter and someone’s mother, is this how you were raised? Probably not. Is this how you are raising your children? Oh god, I hope not)))
In all fairness and kindness to the blogs author, I’m going to assume he didn’t teach you to speak with people and interrupt others when they aren’t speaking with you, but do you teach your children to do this?
You see, they keep calling me Pastor when I’ve repeatedly told them I am not, nor was I ever a Pastor. They use it as a taunt, an insult knowingly. This one even attempted to be clever in her insult and tried to insinuate that I was making a fool of myself by trying to distance myself from what she thought that I thought was such a distasteful title. Hopefully, this is the last time she tries to be clever and assume another person’s ‘thoughts and intents of the heart’ (all you Letter to the Hebrews readers see what I just did there?)
Just in case the comment ‘accidently’ disappears over there…
mrsmcmommy September 18, 2016 at 10:40 pm
I was involved in a wedding last year in which the officiant was a Master of Divinity. He was in the Theology department of the bride’s university.
Anyway, during the rehearsal, the wedding planner was telling people where to stand… “Mom, you’re going to be here, and Dad will be there…”
That sort of thing.
And then the wedding planner made the mistake of saying, “And, Pastor, will you please–” when she was cut off by the definitely-not-a-pastor officiant.
He said, “I’m sorry, Madam, but I’m not a pastor! No, no, no, no! Just call me Jeff.” Or whatever his name was.
Truth be told, I’ve forgotten his name AND what he looks like. But I haven’t forgotten the look of surprise on the wedding planner’s face at being scolded over something so insignificant. And I haven’t forgotten the awkward moment of silence while everyone else in the room tried to figure out whether he was being serious.
… And I haven’t forgotten the way the “not pastor” seemed oblivious to the fact that he made a jackass of himself.
You didn’t happen to do a wedding in the Indianapolis area last July, did you, Pastor Mike?
Dripping with coyness, feigned intelligence and charm. My reply…
KIA September 19, 2016 at 11:38 am
I really wish you had some self awareness of how rude, and classless your attempted intelligence filled insults are.
I never said being a pastor was either a bad thing or one that I had to deny because it was somehow beneath me.
People who pastor congregations of believers rightly and with distinction and honor are to be esteemed and thanked for their efforts to care for and shepherd their people.
As a deconvert of christianity and a former minister for decades, I know what the life of a minister is and the difficulties that pastors go thru.
When I say, repeatedly after you and your father taunt and bully me with the title ‘pastor’ even after you’ve been corrected, that I am not and have never been a pastor, I do not denigrate the role. Its just one I’ve just never held.
And it’s you who look like a jackass when you wield it as an attempted insult to me. The title Pastor is neither one to insult others with, nor is it one I am insulted by.
Do try to move on to another attempted slur. That one doesn’t fit, and it make you look like the idiot you are trying to paint me as. -kia
Why do Christians on the Internet who say they are just reaching out and seeking to save the lost world around them with ‘meekness and respect’ (have you read 1 Peter 3 lately?), filled with this kind of rudeness and arrogance?
Does it shock or even annoy you other Christians out there that these people are trying to insult me, by calling me Pastor when they know I am not and have never been a Pastor because I’ve told them repeatedly?
Using the title Pastor as an attempted insult?
Is this what some Christians have to resort to when the world asks for the ‘reason for the hope they have within them’ and they have no other answers?
No answers so they stoop to poorly and incorrectly used attempted insults?
Is this what Internet Apologetics has come down to?
Apparently… it is for some. They just can’t seem to handle the idea of someone who was Christian for 34 years and in various roles of ministry for 25 of those years waking up to the realization, upon new evidence, that it was all myth and made up, and simply walking away. They need to demonize and mock and drive such a one into the ground. They need to erase him from humanity and his words and worth from their minds. He needs to become the enemy and butt of any cruel and arrogant and crass thing they can say to and about him so internally they can remain safely inside the bubble.
Even using the honorable role and title of Pastor against him as an epithet.
Yes Christians, this is who represents you and the Christ you serve on the Internet these days. It should come as no surprise that fewer and fewer people outside of your church walls and doors wants to be like you. Do well to remember ‘judgement begins at the House of God’