No matter what you say he’s going to say the opposite. You don’t dare talk about politics around him. No matter what the subject is he is going to add his two cents to the conversation. He will butt into the conversation just to tell you what he thinks.
In church he is disgruntled. He always disagrees with anything done. The music is too loud or too soft. The only thing he does like are the sermons because they are always directed at someone in the church that he says, “needed to hear that!”
For the most part his conversations are self-centered. You can mention that your granddaughter graduated with her degree in primary education and he’ll one-up-ya with his granddaughter going after her master’s degree.
There’s never any consideration of congratulating you. Just the need to out-do you!
He is never wrong – or won’t admit it when he is. Even if his information is found to be erroneous he’ll turn it around to appear that he was right.
He knows the ills of the nation and what he would do if he were president.
Don’t mention that you’re working on your house, like adding another bathroom or something. He’ll be glad to give you some advice. In fact, just about every conversation with you about anything starts off with, “you know what you should do!”
He seems to enjoy hearing the sound of his own voice. Any conversation with him falls on deaf ears because he’s too busy thinking up his response even before you finish your thoughts. He just doesn’t listen.
If and when he asks your opinion it’s really because he wants your agreement with his opinion.
It doesn’t take long to realize he is all talk and no action about everything.
You know people like this guy. They’re the type that if you see them in public you tend to cross the street or quickly duck into a store to avoid them.
The problem is you don’t know what to do with someone like this. Neither do I but I think the answer is found in God’s word.
But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless. Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned. Titus 3:9-11
First, though it’s not mentioned, I think you should pray for such a person. You should love such a person.
At all times you should avoid useless and unprofitable subjects. Everyone has an opinion about politics but those opinions never fix a thing.
A divisive person should be told how divisive they are! Perhaps they honestly don’t know.
I know how hard it is to look someone in the eye and tell them they are always argumentative, pessimistic, or they butt into every conversation.
But an admonition is what is needed and, according to Paul, at least two (if needed).
This is especially true is someone tends to pass themselves off as a representative of your church or business. They can hurt the reputation of both.
If this person will not stop then the Bible says to reject them.
But who am I to argue against the word of God.
I’m sure someone will do that for me!