The only time you get more comments on this site is when I take my valuable time to humor myself with this verbal junk mail. Home boy, that’s real good PR that you put out for your bosses. You might be a fanatic if; it seems as though you have no sense of humor. I have  had many occasion to discuss the issue of the office of sheriff with Mr. Christopher, and often have tried to lighten the moment with humor, now granted humor is subjective, and maybe I am just not funny, but in these cases Mr. Christopher seems to be out of touch with his surroundings, and is only focused on talking about, that’s right, conservator of the peace. People in the communities and state have figured you, Steve Grossman and Jeff Crag over there on Delaware Wrong out. You might be a fanatic if; you see everyone who holds an opposing view from yours on an issue, as an enemy. An expert in the law once asked Jesus what the greatest commandment was. The People’s Temple. But on this issue, if you dare to hold an opposing point of view than does Mr. Christopher and his supporters, then you are the enemy to them. Religion for them may provide an incentive to do good and serve as a useful source of moral wisdom that can put them on a better path if they’ve fallen into some bad habits and self-sabotaging behavior. By the way anyone who doesn’t think they need people ie voters during an election cycle is either a moron or a jackass. It doesn't necessarily mean they are mentally ill, but some mentally ill people have extreme personalities that gravitate towards extreme idolisation of something. So what, I live in Delaware. The lawyer still gets paid doing nothing or doing something. They’re quick to criticize others for their perceived failings, and frequently cause mischief by enflaming arguments amongst believers. An anti-religious fanatic such as yourself, for example, is just as damaging to freedom and humanity as the people you seek to bash. I think it is time for the Republican citizens of Sussex County to get behind Robert Lee in the upcoming primary and send the message to the rest of Sussex and the state, that not all Republicans are fanatics on this issue. Listening requires that we be selfless, which is the one thing a Spiritual Narcissist can never be. That’s what separates the true Christian from the Spiritual Narcissist. You could have thought that they were selling some sort of vitamin supplement or something. They correct others without humiliating them, mentor those who need growth, and weigh their words carefully before speaking. (*Image Credit:@Thinkstockstudiograndouest). I guess you’ll have to do a post mortem on those corruption charges, because anybody who had anything to do with changing the job description of sheriffs in DELAWARE, has been long dead seeing that it was done back in the 1920’s. Do Christians Care More about Looking Good Than Being Good? 4.) This comment was edited due to vulgarity. I did not say I have full control of this site, I said I have editorial control of my own post, and that if I cross a line that the other members can’t stand behind then my time here can be terminated at will. Ha!!!!!!! And I do thank you for playing along, you are welcome to comment here but keep it clean. Religious environments provide a great place for NPDs to be treated superior whether or not they deserve it. The Spiritual Narcissist, by contrast, is quick to speak, quick to take offense, and incapable of listening. To read the original article, follow this link. There was nothing vulgar about that video, its fits right into your cess pool ideology and this verbal junk mail. Jeff Cragg set it up all for Steve Grossman to have a job. We hate the fanatic, which makes it hard for him to change. You know, you both caught me, I actually had intended to add in the post that most people are fanatical about something. I get the theoretical premise that it would be a good thing if each county in our nation had a “Constitutional sheriff” that was willing to physically defend us against the Federal Government, but I also know that this premise is fantasy. You might be a fanatic if; you are unwilling to even consider opposing points of view. You might be a fanatic if; you believe that if everyone doesn’t hold the same point of view as you on an issue, it will mean the end of the world. Taurus: Taurus is a sign that can be really fanatic about something, including religion. It's not what they belief but how they believe it. Once I had to move out and live with my grandparents for a while, it was wrong for her to live with people that weren't muslim. They went so far as to set up a posse meeting for him to bring in other fanatics like Richard Mack. Occasionally a religious fanatic who thinks they have clue will write to tell me the same things the religious fanatics told me when I was delivering messages face to face. In following Mr. Christopher since his election, any time he is interviewed, the only thing he talks about, is the fact that he, and his deputies do not have arrest powers. But maybe your candidate Robert Lee doesn’t feel that way and voters don’t count, being he went to a hurry up, made up same day scheduled fundraiser instead o meeting the voting public to express his platform and views. I doubt it, when he seen where it went!!! I've come to notice that there are certain traits that religious fanatic share, especially Christians. Not being able to answer a question directly. 5.) It would not impact law enforcement in Delaware to any degree. (*Image Credit:blame@Thinkstockslphotography). How that makes their point on the issue of constitutional sheriff stronger I have no idea. 1. other states I might add) in an ELECTIVE office. Read this: 10 Instagram Posts That Deserve No Likes . ARE YOU A RELIGIOUS EXTREMIST? You’ll hear them talk incessantly about their upcoming book, their latest blog post, sermon series, missions work, or that time they led someone to Christ. Scripture tells us not seek our own glory and to let our work stand on its own (Proverbs 27:2), but the Spiritual Narcissist will flaunt anything they believe might bring them praise. Stubbornness. Not only is Jesus calling believers to love God with all their heart, he’s telling them our faithfulness is affirmed by our love for our neighbors. Don’t think sitting around Sunday afternoon dissecting the sermon is going to somehow rate. If you spend every waking moment obsessing over Christopher. Brother David gave the impression that the monastery was a branch of the Catholic Church, but not so "rote" in its teachings. They typically go about this by listing off their own achievements. Remmy this is your one warning, if you post more vulgar videos on this site you will be blocked. But beyond the extremists embedded in organized religion is a more pressing concern. He spent his life testifying to Christ’s resurrection and building bridges of fellowship between strangers (Acts 10). Or didn’t you listen to the imbedded audio? I have been called all sorts of names, my character has been called into question along with my intelligence. The often unheard of religious cults, such as The People’s Temple, Heaven’s Gate, and Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments, have a more frightening history than religious fanatics. The fact is that Sheriff’s in Delaware , while they might have maintained some token arrest powers over the years out of respect and consideration of the office, haven’t had law enforcement responsibilities since the State ,County, and Municipal Police took the reins almost a century ago. If left unchecked, their actions can inflict devastating harm on both Christians and non-Christians alike. Good Luck with all that!! Answer: Fanaticism is typically defined as “excessive, irrational zeal.” Fanaticism can develop within a variety of different traditions, but this does not mean these traditions are in their very nature fanatical. How does Sheriff Christopher seek “unchecked” power in seeking RESTORATION of the legitimate authority (held by the sheriffs in 48! Read this: 6 Things Women Don’t Understand About The Male Body. As you say, you have full control of this blog site to do as you please. Pictured here giving Mr. Christopher the  award for, fanatic of the year, okay not really. Question: "What is Christian fanaticism?" Remmy you obviously can talk the talk but sure as hell can’t walk the walk. But on closer examination, there is room for fanaticism even in religion. Article Images Copyright ©, 10 Warning Signs of a Spiritual Narcissist. Many Christians know this verse by heart, but the meaning behind Christ’s words goes much farther than we realize. Yes, you all have made an impact and an impression on Delaware politics. It’s a humbling (and let's be honest, sometimes embarrassing) experience, but accepting responsibility for your mistakes is the first step towards real maturity. Fanatic often has a negative connotation, but in reality it is often simply applied to someone such as Mr. Jeff Christopher who has taken on some issue and has allowed it to consume his life. We the citizens have laid out thousands of tax payer dollars to defend against a law suit brought by Mr. Christopher in an attempt to gain the unchallengeable authority he seeks for himself. Humility is a precious gift. My intention is not to offend, though I care little if I do at this point. A wise Christian knows the right answer isn’t always the popular one. There’s no good way to speak with Spiritual Narcissists (Proverbs 26:4-5), the best response Christians can make is stand their ground and refuse to be bullied. Religious fanaticism, regardless of specific religions or sects, ethnicity and place, gender and age, is born under some common circumstances. In fact almost all Sheriff departments are affiliated with The Department of Homeland Security which is not only a federal entity, but under direct control of the Executive Branch of government. Some signs are pain in the abdominal area, fever, nausea, and vomiting. 7) Description of a Fanatic – Frank Knotts aka Dan the obsessive newpaper man (Edited for false accusations. 3.) 1 Thessalonians 5:11 reads, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing”. Of course he has the undying support of the 9/12 Patriots who like to play at being non-partisan, what a joke that is. By the way, this title of your article fits you real well Frank! I believe it is time to put this issue to rest, to settle this once and for all. Cruelty? “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” - 1 John 4:1. 90s Bible Church God Humor Kid nostalgia Parenting Religion Sunday School WWJD. That’s what military people sometimes do: get shot. © 2021 Delaware Right – Moving Delaware Forward. As a result, it’s not uncommon for them to invade the personal or private conversations of others. Whether for religion or against it, there's very little difference in you fanatics. When asked whether there is still a disciple of the Lord they can speak with, Ahab reluctantly admits, “There is still one prophet through whom we can inquire of the LORD, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me, but always bad. Sources say, watch yourselves! They approach the Bible with a closed mind, memorizing only a handful of useful verses that will justify their behavior. Religious fanaticism has its nuances and no list of traits will ever fit every fanatic, but here's a few common ones I tend to see repeat in all religious fanatics: 1. They surround themselves with indiviguals who will always affirm their existing preconceptions or opinions. Remmy, do you think that I fear using my own name at this point. Fanatical Muslims are killers. Ha, you do a fine job destroying and stabbing yourselves in feet all on your own. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The more familiar we become with God’s work, the more familiar we become with God. Where you legislature violate the constitution in one aspect, they will surely do so again – maybe even on an issue that YOU are impassioned about! A good sign that someone is fanatical is when little things cause them to become very emotional. This whole site is just such a waste of air, time and space. Whether it’s by neglecting Christ’s commands, or how they treat their neighbors, pride will always make a person spiritually toxic. Fanaticism is a disease much like alcoholism. By the way, I didn’t take the photo. For them, it’s not about the greater good, it’s about protecting their self-image. Don’t make the same mistake. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. "The Bible can't be wrong!") Close-mindedness (i.e. As for your comment of, “instead o meeting the voting public to express his platform and views.”, I know it will break your heart, but the people at the fundraiser also get to vote, therefor they too are the voting public. A person that misinterprets a book of faith in order to cause hatred and ignorance towards homosexuals, lesbians, people of color, women, and anyone else that is different. Frank Knotts). Like Ahab, the Spiritual Narcissist lives in their own personal echo chamber. She gone from religious fanatic to straight up bitch. My passions are for the rule of law, and not just when things go my way. Your case is weak, just like this max. Its message is, "Yes, you’re a wreck and have done real damage. Like the men of Jude 1:4, they should not to be trusted. Confessions of a Religious Fanatic. Now of course I don’t expect Mr. Christopher’s supporters to agree that he fits this definition, but that may be because they themselves fit this definition. It’s sad to say, but not everyone who claims to be Christian is really a follower of Christ. Division? The 9/12, TEA types are clearly in support of Mr. Christopher. Remmy, obviously you have no reading comprehension. Jump to Last Post 1-21 of 21 discussions (190 posts) 60. janesix posted 8 years ago. Rather than serving as a source of inspiration, the Spiritual Narcissist enjoys being a voice of derision. And Cletus, don’t make me delete you for personal attacks. Can you possibly give us an interview or something of more detail? By comparison, great leaders have always inspired their followers by example. It allows us to learn from our mistakes, recognize our faults, and grow into better people because of it. For them, every conversation is an opportunity to share just how superior they are to the average believer. Researchers say that the nun, who died in 1997, was a sadistic religious fanatic who took pleasure in the suffering of others. “What the facts go to the source. For instance, they get up in the morning and ask for eggs and are told the last one has just been eaten, at which point they break out into huge sobs proclaiming “Of course it has. Unlike the Spiritual Narcissist, a true leader knows their duty is to serve, not be served. A disciple of Jesus should be known for what they build, not for what they break. It’s often hard to see the line between religious fanaticism and mental illness. Religious movements have ever since been the cause of, or excuse for, much of the world's wars and prejudice. You have so much to say about sock puppets and you do it yourself. Welcome to Delaware Right...Moving Delaware Forward. The difference Rick, is that I am not running for office and asking the people to empower me with unchallengeable authorities. Four hundred prophets parade in front of the kings proclaiming victory is at hand, but Jehoshaphat isn’t convinced. They claim that the Catholic church ignored evidence of moral incompetence from the nun who denied appropriate medical care to the sick and dying. Hey, is Dan Anderson going to give you another check to keep it going. Well, how’s it working for you since you guys constantly keep stabbing yourselves in your feet. So much for the constitutional rights that you profess to hold so near and dear. A Spiritual Narcissist will always put God second. Fanatical Catholics are saints. A phrase that doesn’t give power, but dictates general behavior or action to that of “conservator of the peace.”, I know some people won’t agree with my assessment of the phrase “conservator of the peace”, as it applies to the Delaware Constitution, but if your take on it is that it grants arresting powers, then you are talking about judges being judge, jury ,and executioner like in the movie, “Judge Dredd”, and the remake “Dredd” (which is actually a better movie in my opinion). Irrationallity. You and yours are treading on fine lines! When you talk to him you can tell that he is not really listening to you if you hold a differing point of view on the sheriff issue. No one likes admitting they were wrong. The notorious F-word: fundamentalist and fanatic pseudo-religion. Perhaps the easiest way to identify a Spiritual Narcissist is to see if their works match their words. The best defense Christians have against this kind of faulty theology is to simply read the Bible. The general characteristics of psychopaths are charm, no signs of irrational thinking, lack of remorse or shame, pathological egocentricity, being incapable of love, not having insight and no life plan. Frank got himself a mention in Don Flood’s column in the Aug 19 issue of the Cape Gazette: http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/this-election-will-be-a-referendum-on-the-sheriff/1227342. Don’t let yourself miss out on God’s amazing plan by being a Spiritual Narcissist. However, before they depart Jehoshaphat decides to inquire upon the Lord for guidance. To put it simply: we can only love God if we’re unselfish. I do not know who Dan is, but it is certainly not me. Listening can be a powerful tool for Christians. Take some advice from Philippians 3:13, accept what you’ve done wrong and strive to live for what comes ahead! In fact Mr. Christopher when asked about losing his law suit against the county and state, went so far as to call Delaware a “God Forsaken place”. WE SURE AS HELL DON’T NEED ANYONE ONE OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! James 1:19 even urges believers to be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. Of course I have to admit that I do not have a personal relationship with Mr. Christopher, and hold a bias due to the fact that we hold differing points of view on a single issue. I will leave it up to the readers to decide  whether, or not, Mr. Christopher meets my own definition, based on the following five signs I personally have noticed in following Mr. Christopher’s public career. 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