With one week to election day, here is a crystal clear picture of what they really think of you

“They want you dead.” I don’t know how many times I’ve written those words in this space, but you really need to understand this. They want you dead, and they really, truly, honestly think it would be morally justified. You are sub-human, and deserve to be treated that way.

What I am posting below is a letter to you, written by someone who represents what is now the “Mainstream Left.” So as you read it, understand that this is not remotely the radical left, this is way softer and more balanced. This is John Pavlovitz, fallen-away Catholic, now your typical SJW, pro-abort, pro-sodomy, “christian pastor.” Have a nice day.

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To Whom It May Concern,

We recently found ourselves in a now-familiar location: hopelessly stuck in an unnavigable impasse on our respective paths, unable to find a way forward. And, as in so many times before, when the friction became too great and the exchange too heated and the tension too uncomfortable, you dropped an all-too-familiar final salvo designed to stop conversation and temporarily defuse the situation:

“We’re just going to have to agree to disagree.”

I disagree.

I refuse these terms.

Such a concession assumes that we both have equally valid opinions, that we’re each mutually declaring those opinions not so divergent that they cannot be abided; that our relationship is of greater value than the differences—but that isn’t exactly true for me.

We don’t just disagree here—you’re wrong.

I believe you’re deeply, profoundly, and egregiously wrong; the kind of wrong about the kinds of things that I can no longer excuse or make peace with or overlook—because that would be a denial of who I am and what matters to me, the values I have spent a lifetime forming.

This is not a disagreement.

We are not simply declaring mismatched preferences regarding something inconsequential. We’re not talking about who has the best offensive line in the NFL, or whether Van Halen was better with Dave or Sammy, or about what craft beer pairs best with a cheesesteak, or about the sonic differences of CDs and vinyl. On such matters (though I will provide spirited debate), I can tolerate dissension.

We’re not even talking about clear misalignments on very important things: how to best address climate change or what will fix our healthcare system or how to reduce our national debt or what it will take to bring racial equity. Those subjects, while critically important, still have room for constructive debate and differing solutions. They are mendable fractures.

But this, this runs far deeper and into the marrow of who we each are.

At this point, with the past four years as a resume, your alignment with this president means that we are fundamentally disconnected on what is morally acceptable—and I’ve simply seen too much to explain that away or rationalize your intentions or give you the benefit of the doubt any longer. 

I know what your reaffirmation of him is telling me about your disregard for the lives of people of color, about your opinion of women, about your attitude toward Science, about the faith you so loudly profess, and about your elemental disrespect for bedrock truth. I now can see how pliable your morality is, the kinds of compromises you’re willing to make, the ever-descending bottom you’re following into, in order to feel victorious in a war you don’t even know why you’re fighting.

That’s why I need you to understand that this isn’t just a schism on one issue or a single piece of legislation, as those things would be manageable. This isn’t a matter of politics or preference. This is a pervasive, sprawling, saturating separation about the way we see the world and what we value and how we want to move through this life. 

Agreeing to disagree with you in these matters, would mean silencing myself and more importantly, betraying the people who bear the burdens of your political affiliations— and this is not something I’m willing to do. Our relationship matters greatly to me, but if it has to be the collateral damage of standing with them, I’ll have to see that as acceptable.

Your devaluing of black lives is not an opinion.
Your acceptance of falsehoods is not an opinion.
Your defiance of facts in a pandemic is not an opinion.
Your hostility toward immigrants is not an opinion.
These are fundamental heart issues.

I’m telling you this so that when the chair is empty this Thanksgiving, or the calls don’t come, or you meet with radio silence, or you begin to notice the slow fade of our exchanges, I want you to know why: it’s because I have learned how morally incompatible we are. It doesn’t mean I don’t respect you or even love you, but it means proximity to you isn’t going to be healthy.

I’ve been disagreeing with people all my life. That isn’t the issue here.

Were we talking about anything less than the lives of other human beings, I’d be more than willing to disagree with you and, but since we are talking about the lives of other human beings—I can’t.

I believe you’re wrong in ways that are harming people.
You’re wrong to deny the humanity of other human beings.

You’re wrong to justify your affiliation with this violence.
You’re wrong to embrace a movement built on the worst parts of who we are.

I simply can’t agree to that.

https://johnpavlovitz.com/2020/10/18/no-i-wont-agree-to-disagree-youre-just-wrong/

9 thoughts on “With one week to election day, here is a crystal clear picture of what they really think of you

  1. Fine language from a guy that could feel the other edge of the double edged sword. They can come and get us as stated previously, but there are repercussions. We maybe getting on, but we did not fall off the turnip truck here. Come, but be aware, especially at night walking amongst the home made spike boards in the grass, 3.5 inch wood screws! You have been warned. Multi layered defence to the door.

    Remember, …”but it means proximity to you isn’t going to be healthy”…

  2. I’m sure glad we don’t agree, Mr. John Iamsomuchbetterthanyou. This is what happens when you think you know better than Jesus Christ’s Church.

  3. Now you’ll have a good idea of the mindset of the citizenry in Hell, and why they prefer separation… Forever.

    It’s God Who is wrong. They are right. This is not an opinion. It’s how it is. Don’t you dare pity us. Goodbye.

  4. “I believe you’re wrong in ways that are harming people.
    You’re wrong to deny the humanity of other human beings.
    You’re wrong to justify your affiliation with this violence.
    You’re wrong to embrace a movement built on the worst parts of who we are.”

    How ironic coming from a pro-abort. These people. Always accusing others of the same muck their involved in.

    And is it just me or does he sound queer?

    1. And “muh sCiEnCe!” You see, because a fetus isn’t a real baby until it’s wanted. Being wanted is the magic fairy dust that makes it a real.

  5. Wow…judgmental much? Actually, his entire “thesis” can be understood by the fact that he is a fall-away Catholic. Guilty, with a huge ax to grind. May he receive the Grace to return to the only Church that the Son of God ever established.

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