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Waging War: Conservatives and Liberals

2 Sep

This is coming to you in a Liberal perspective.

This “war” has been getting utterly ridiculous. What is going on right now you cannot call politics.
Conservatives are slinging insults to Liberals, and vice versa. What ever happened to listening and debating about one another’s opinions?
I can no longer post about being liberal, my ideas, and supporting Obama without some conservative getting riled up and telling me I’m wrong.
I try not to sling insults, but when someone is telling you to kill yourself when all you did was post your opinion, it is hard to not get mad.

If you don’t agree with what I say, and approach in a respectful manner, I will respect you. One of my favorite things about being involved with politics is talking to people who are complete opposite of me, and hearing their opinions on issues, current events, bills etc, It gives a bigger perspective and a better understanding. When someone messages me telling me to kill myself, or that I’m stupid and uneducated, I do not rebuttal with “huurr duur no u so stupyd y u no kill yoself?” because that’s wrong. You don’t believe the same thing as me? Okay, that’s cool, tell me what you believe and we can share opinions!

I wonder if it makes people feel good to tell a young girl to kill herself? And do you know what’s worse? When you get used to people saying these things. When it becomes so regular that you almost expect it to happen.
“Hellooooo this is America/Canada/where ever, we have freedom of speech!”
Yes, we have the right to speak our minds, but we all have the responsibility to respect one another. We all share the same air, eat the same kind of food, buy the same cars, do the same activities, Yet we are letting political differences put a wall between our fellow human beings?
I have some friends who are conservatives, and you know what we do? We will talk about it respectively or not talk about it at all.

Let’s Talk Gay.

27 Jun

I was baptised as a Catholic. I grew up in a Christian atmosphere, I went to sunday school, got a bible, and I’ve even read the whole thing. I support same-sex marriage and homosexual couples. This fight isn’t a question of “Does the bible condemn this?” but a fight of morals.
In the Hebrew bible, it says “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22) and  “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”(Leviticus 20:13). This has been interpreted to be condemning Homosexual couples, and it certainly does look that way. But in Romans 1:26-27 it says “Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.” This passage is debated to go either way, some say that it is not a blanket condemning homosexuality at all. It is also arguable that Paul’s writings are ostentatious because of his support for slavery and his oppression of women.
I have always found this verse interesting though: Do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! Fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, arsenokoitēs, thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, robbers, none of these will inherit the kingdom of God. And this is what some of you used to be. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) I’ve interpreted this as, you can commit your sins, but if you repent, go to confession etc, you can still go to heaven. Now arsenokoitēs has been loosely interpreted to mean homosexual or sodomites. I believe you can take god in your heart and still love your own sex. Jesus only condemned the “abusive-sex” between same-sex, and has said nothing about homosexuality being wrong if it is in a loving, caring way. Something else comes to mind with this verse aswell, how many “Christians” and “catholics” who keep on fighting homosexuality have committed other sins? Aren’t there scandals all the time with republican politicians sleeping with other women, or mistresses? How can they still preach the bible if they are greedy, and steal, lie, and commit adultery? These things seem to be a lot worse than a simple couple wanting to get married and live their lives together.

This really lies within the person. You can choose to break away from what has been preached, you can choose critical thinking over being told what to think. Read the bible, interpret things for yourself, and even then, if you still believe homosexuality is wrong, at least you found out for yourself. I’m not asking anyone to believe its right and okay, just to find out for yourself. All you can do is try.