Oh, LOL! My request to join a Facebook group was just turned down because … well, here's what the group's admin sent me in a private message - "I don't teach pagans! You're a messy-antic. We don't want you."
Uh...okay, bubba. If that's how you feel, I wish you well. Go with God.
A few days ago, I left a group because the host was constantly abrasive with the members, correcting everything they wrote and basically making himself out to look like he was sitting at the right hand of God. I left after he accused me of being "too Christian,” and tossed a half dozen scriptures at me to show why I was "dead wrong" about something, and then told me to get out of the group if I couldn’t come out of my pagan, Christian mindset.
So, I left.
Good grief - there are ways to tell someone they're wrong without verbally choking them to death – but that’s how most HR types seem to be. They are so arrogant, prideful and rude, that they’ve forgotten the basics of Scripture. (I know I'm guilty of becoming pretty "forward" myself, sometimes, because I'm very passionate about my belief; but usually only turn into a little “bull dozer” when I'm "pushed into a corner" by some arrogant loudmouth who truly doesn't know what they're talking about, and keeps "pushing my buttons.")
Regardless, that particular group host even felt the need to correct one woman's preferred spelling of "omeine" (amen) and, oh my gosh, you could literally FEEL him becoming apoplectic as he threw tons of scriptures at her to show her why she was wrong. (I HATE it when someone resorts to giving people biblical concussions in their efforts to teach people a lesson! He might as well take them out back to the woodshed and beat their butts with a stick.)
The thing is (as you’ve surely noticed), no matter WHERE you go on Facebook, you're WRONG! When you are a Torah observant believer in Messiah Yeshua, you are just plain WRONG, according to everyone else. You aren't quite Christian and you aren't quite Jewish, but both sides will absolutely pound you to pieces. Heck, you’re even wrong among supposed “like-minded believers!” You're just wrong, get used to it.
Yeah, it does irk me to get “kicked in the head” by the “holier-than-thous” – but, in the end, I’m happy to let them be “right”. I’m sure YHWH will be impressed with all their knowledge on Judgment Day, LOL!
In the meantime, I’ll continue to do what YHWH has had me doing ever since the Ruach smacked me upside the head in January 1995; and that is to pass along the knowledge HE has given me as I’ve continued to listen, learn and grow over the years. People are free to take it or leave it.
What anyone else thinks of me is really irrelevant. And if they don’t want me in their precious Facebook groups, hey – it’s THEIR loss. :)