When I was in Junior High, I began to notice people much differently than in elementary school. When in grade school everyone just plays or does what the teachers tell them to do. They don't pay real attention to traits of other people unless those traits are extreme.
In JR High I noticed the behavior of the fellow kids and similarities arose, patterns. Those that were bullied tended to seek comfort in their own kind. If they were completely alone (no friends) they would just take it.
There was this one chap whom everyone suspected of being gay (back then there was more prejudice and less understanding). He tried to always hang around the girls and talk like them, act like them and so on. He became more and more isolated as people just shied away from him. The more ignorant boys started to bully him in the most perverse and rude manner imaginable.
A particular trait of this kid was that he knew the bible word for word. He used to defend himself by quoting scripture which only made the bullies laugh even harder.
Well, one-day things came to a head....literally. He raped a boy in the bathroom. As the cops were dragging him out of the school he was SCREAMING biblical verses as loud as he could.
The point here is that people that are unbalanced, that can't find their identity and come to grips with it when they do find out who they are, react irrationally. They expose their insecurities with irrational actions. That is what spewing scripture is all about. It is a defense mechanism used to protect one's vulnerabilities.
Whenever I see someone quoting scripture and not engaging I see an insecure person trying to protect themselves. They are obviously troubled, confused and vulnerable.
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