Not My Best Moment, I Told Someone To Go To Hell

Last night I told someone to go to hell. Yep, you read that right. I told someone on Facebook who is an acquaintance of a friend of mine to go to hell. My reason was that she was not being nice. Her unwavering devotion to the current President of the United States she was saying some very mean and nasty things about Joe Biden. I realize that people say mean things about The President too but that is for another post.

Needless to say, it was not my best moment, but I was sticking up for my friend and the debate had me a little emotionally charged.

Being human means that you are going to make mistakes and do things that you shouldn’t. I know I disappointed and surprised some people.

This makes me feel like a hypocrite for being a believer and not showing kindness and love to my neighbor. Believe me this makes me feel embarrassed. My friends I need to do better.

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Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist, and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious, and silly things in my life. I am a member of The Episcopal Church. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace, and love!

14 thoughts on “Not My Best Moment, I Told Someone To Go To Hell”

  1. We all fall many times, friend. I would say we’re already there, but that is darker than needed. It sure is what comes out of our mouths (or fingers) that we need to be careful of, but hey! You know you need to do better, so I won’t berate you. I hope you find your inner peace again soon!


  2. Remember that it’s OK to forgive yourself for having faults, and that having a fault doesn’t automatically make you a hypocrite. In this case it makes you someone who cares. Easy for me to say, because I don’t set myself particularly high standards, but one mistake doesn’t make you a bad person.


  3. Don’t feel too bad about it, Tony! You got caught in the heat of the moment. That doesn’t make you a bad person, it makes you human. You’ve reflected upon it, learned your lesson, and will probably think twice before you ever do it again. I say that’s a win.


  4. It happens. We’re all human and we all have those moments. I think it’s okay to get righteously angry every once in a while, especially if the person making you angry deserves it.

    Your moment actually reminds me of an episode of The Golden Girls where Dorothy becomes friends with a famous author (played by the wonderfully talented Bonnie Bartlett) who ticks off the other Girls with her pompous attitude and her constant talking down to others. Dorothy tries to patch things up between her friend and the other Girls by going to dinner at one of the most exclusive clubs in town, but her friend reveals her true colors when she informs Dorothy that Sophia’s date, a presumably Jewish man, won’t be allowed entrance into the club and thus reveals herself to be a passive anti-Semite. (She doesn’t necessarily *say* anti-Semitic stuff, but she tolerates it, and that’s just as bad.) And thus Dorothy dumps her friend by telling her, “Go to hell.”

    I just love applying The Golden Girls to real life situations. 😄

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  5. Earlier I talked back with my brother —- it’s agonizing you know — patience is not endless. Anyway, being aware that you should have not done it is good enough — just don’t beat yourself up for so long. 🙂


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