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The church is on a very high horse and is looking down on Jesus and says, "YOU'D LIKE ME TO COME DOWN OFF MY WHAT??" Basically, "Come down off your high horse!" means, "Stop acting like you're entitled to go around dismissing people, as if you're superior to everyone else, and that you're above criticism and are not allowed to be confronted. You're not. And this attitude is making you incapable of hearing the voices of others and prevents you from truly changing." Something like that.

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DID THE CHURCH BAIT AND SWITCH YOU WITH LOVE? One of the things that disturb me is when someone accuses people of wanting to go to church when the church is notorious for abusing them. Women. LGBTQ+. BIPOC. Etcetera. I always respond that people have the right to want to be a part of a church congregation and community. If a kid was having a rough time at home, would we say, “Why do you want to stay there? Just leave!” Of course not. Because we understand the kid wants family. The church rightly claims that it offers unconditional love....

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A preacher decides which face to use for preaching: Loving? (in cobwebs) Disappointed? Angry? Furious? LOVING YOURSELF AND RECOGNIZING VERBAL ABUSE Can you tell when you're being verbally abused? I get verbally abused. It takes some a while to recognize when it's happening because abusive speech was normal growing up. After I left the ministry I visited a church. When the preacher preached I was pushing myself back into my chair, physically reacting to his abusive speech. I decided to never go back if he was preaching. I've learned how to recognize verbal abuse. I can smell it a mile away. You can too. Here...

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The church points the finger at God, Jesus, and the Spirit, and says, "God: you might as well be invisible. I never see or hear from you! Spirit: I don’t know whether you’re coming or going. You just do your own thing! Jesus: you’re too indiscriminate with who you invite over. You’re all fired! I’ll handle it from here."

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A blimp hovers over several churches with a sign pointing to one in particular that says, "God is now here!" and everyone is running from the other churches to that one.

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