I recently noticed something about when devout Christians interact from different churches. Particularly with men there is often competitive attempts “to lead” or to dominate the conversation? It sometimes seems like a passive-aggressive religious one-upmanship.
Perhaps we think “I’m not following that guy so I’ll one-up his spirituality with my own.”
I am sitting in Dunkin Donuts listening to a woman scold a 5-6 year old boy. For over 20 minutes she is shaming him about stealing something then lying. He seems stubborn and refusing to admit wrong in between his tears of shame. What she is seeking (I think) is […]