Cactus Christians

People who are very attached to their ideology don’t have time for people outside of the ideology structure of their belief…(It is) their security blanket—the thing they hold onto to protect their inner self. ~ Dylan Morrison

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Cactus Christians—Those who ardently claim to follow the Nazarene but repel and wound those who enter their psycho-spiritual space.

This unfortunately describes my elderly dad who is a retired minister. As his caregiver, I am unable to withdraw from him. He frequently lectures me concerning areas where I deviate from his precious ideology. It seems to be all he remembers as his mind continues to fail.