Hmm. Somethings aFoot! Incompetence/indifference/inconvenient Truths? We Calvarytemplelanders practice Evidence Evasion daily.
Shock/horror/Silence in familiar faces of Former Friends?
‘They Are Now Evil’ sermons Thundered from our Poisonous Pulpit.
Do not look/hug/talk to your RbGD’s. (Relationships of byGone Days)
Our Reality is Stranger than famous fiction.
“Perhaps you can account also for the bullet which has so obviously hit the window?”
“By George! How ever did you see that?”
“Because I looked for it.”-Sherlock Holmes chides the indifferently attentive Inspector Martin of the Norfolk Constabulary, in The Adventure of the Dancing Men.
“Critical evidence will sometimes evade the notice of an inattentive or inept investigator because he is not looking for it. When that evidence has been found, documented, and then ignored by the investigator, something worse than incompetence – most likely malice or corruption — is at work” (Unknown).
But God says, “So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter” (Ecclesiastes 4:1). “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths” (Isaiah 3:12). “I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors” (Psalm 119:121).
Blackmail (verb) – Google search engine
- force (someone) to do something by using threats or manipulating their feelings.
synonyms: coerce, pressurize, pressure, force
informal lean on, put the screws on, twist someone’s arm
Ah hah! It’s elementary, my dear Watson. Look at the clues, dear fellow! Strange silence of associate Pastors and deacons who have left the fold of Calvary Temple, and never looked back. Fearful families who whisper of misdeeds by Pastor Scott/cronies with a caveat “Don’t mention my name. I want to see my parents/kids/siblings occasionally.” Playing along to get along. For an illusive/abusive relationship per Pastor’s permission. Look at the father who was cut off because he would not be silent. Look at the mothers who buckled under pressure of not having their kids. Look at the kids who crawled back, broke in body/soul/spirit, in order to see their family.
Then the eternal label of Repentant Sinner/Prodigal is applied. Eulogized. Silent sinner stands/smiles/waves. Offers worship to the Great god Pastor Scott. “He brought me to my knees. To the end of myself/my pride.” (Because Pastor withheld all family relationships from You.) Bull. It’s Blackmail buster. To quote Pastor, “Stand still and see the
Glory of god [little ‘g’].”
But God says, “A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring” (Proverbs 25:26). “Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever…How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit” (Jude 13,18-19). “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour:therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” (Romans 13:10).