20 thoughts on “Life’s Too Short”

  1. Rick – I’ve been really angry for about a year. The past 10 days had nothing to do with it.Sofyst – My anger over the past year truly has nothing to do with the church… although many want to think it does. I don’t think calling out the institution of church on the shit it propogates is no different than calling out corporate America or republicans or any other group out on their shit. I will continue talking about SCP and doing so doesn’t mean I am angry with them.. although the things some SCP do anger me. Make sense?Ryan – Yes. We can be friends again…jerk.Wave – Yes… simpify. That was the goal of 2006 and this anger I was holding just took to much energy. Now, the trick is that this is a conscious decision I am making, so there will be effort to not let myself stay in that angry place. I am excercising the forgiveness muscle and man is it out of shape.

  2. Heed the words of wise Jedi Master Yoda. “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. This is the path to the dark side.” 🙂

  3. I envy you. I’ve been finding myself getting more and more angry with the Christianity, and much as I wish I could, I’m just not sure how to let go or even if I should.

  4. My bad, thanks Ninjanun for setting me straight. I did assume, and in this case it did make an ass of me.Still kinda envious though of your ability to let go of what pisses you off Steve, even if it isn’t the Church. Its something I’m trying to figure out how to do well, frequently and sincerely.

  5. I just want you guys to know how great I think you are. I’m going through a tough time dealing with other Christians and the church in general right now and listening to your podcast and reading your blog lets me know I’m not alone and maybe not crazy.

  6. At the risk of waxing biblical, be angry but don’t sin in your anger. Be angry, but don’t break things or destroy property (even your own). Be angry, but don’t harm yourself or others. Be angry, but just until the sun goes down. Sometimes anger is the only proper reaction to the institutionalized church, sin, and others. Shalom!

  7. My younger daughter likes to quote Bok Choy from one of her Veggie-Tales videos:“If you hold on to your anger,your anger will hold on to you.”Maybe I should borrow that DVD from her…

  8. Recovering: I believe my anger in this situation to be justifiable however there is a time for everything….<>There is a time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; a time to be quiet, and a time to speak. There is a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. <>

  9. 10 days without a post and this is it??? Hmmm…you must have been really angry about something. I hope you can really let it go.

  10. Steve – Anger sucks…unless it’s “righteous anger.” Jesus got angry. David asked God to break his enemy’s teeth in their mouth…is there anyway you can justify your anger under the “righteous anger” clause? It works for me. 🙂

  11. You are all assuming Steve is angry (or was angry) at the Institutional Church, and that he’s “letting that go.”Maybe he’s talking about something else entirely, so don’t despair that he’s getting soft toward the IC. Maybe he’s just growing personally in a different area of his life, and writing that post was a way to publicly acknowledge that shift without needing to go into detail about it. If Steve ever feels the need to “let go” of his (righteous) anger towards the IC and all its stupidity, I’m sure we’ll get a lengthy explanation for it (or else I’m calling in a favor from my Uncle Spencer, if you get my meaning).We love you Steve!

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