Today was a very bleak day at church, our preacher got up in front of the church and made fun of people who suffer from ADD. My son, Jamie has ADD and some other neurological disorders and it hurt to hear someone who is suppose to minister to you belittle you and poke fun at your problems. He compared the Israelites to people who have ADD. The Israelites did not have ADD they had a rebellious and disobedient nature, just as all people with or without neurologically disorders have. They made a conscious decision to be that way. No one chooses to have a neurological disorder. All anyone with ADD needs is a belt applied to their backside, according to the preacher. If that was true my son would have been cured by the time he was 4. It didn’t work so we got help. It is not an easy decision to put your child on medication but it would be very foolish not to if it is available and needed.
The preacher’s words carry a lot of weight with our congregation and I hate to think that he will discourage someone who needs help from getting it. His remarks also will make those without any problems look down on those who do have them and are willing to get them treated. I don’t now or will I ever beleive that the Holy Spirit inspired or caused him to say such garbage. He would never poke fun at someone with cancer.
Well that my tirade, I’ll talk to ya later dude.
PROVERBS 15:22 WITHOUT COUNSEL PURPOSES ARE DISAPPOINTED; BUT IN THE MULTITUDE OF COUNSELLERS THEY ARE ESTABLISHED.
I AM VONSTEGALL AND I LOVE MY CHURCH AND MY PASTOR, YET I AM DISAPPOINTED TODAY!!!!!!!