Where are the words?

I’ve been absent for quite a while, and it isn’t because I do not have anything to say but more along the lines of I didn’t have anything to say that wouldn’t offend someone or cause tension between myself and a good friend of mine. So, after many nights of writing and rewriting this in my head, I’ve decided to write a post with a couple of my ‘unpopular’ opinions. These are my opinions and it is okay if you do not agree. I’m not posting this to have a discussion with you, I am posting them because I created this blog as a place for me to put my words out into the universe. So, here we go…

1. “Not voting at all or voting for someone who doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the presidency is the same as handing this over to the person you do not want running the country.”

Yes, you have the right to do so, but you have to know in doing it, you are choosing to keep the status quo. If you complain about it, to me, I will disregard anything you have to say because I will be partially blaming you.

2. “Your religious beliefs are yours and you do not have the right to try and force them on others.”

America started because a group of people fled religious persecution and wanted to be sure they had freedom to believe what they wanted. That is why they wanted a separation of church and state. It also may have to do with why they left God out of many of the speeches and documentations. “In God We Trust” was not originally on our money, and there are many other things that have since been added. Just because you believe in the Bible does not mean everyone does. For that matter, not all Christians believe in the same Bible. The translations do not always match the originals to the point that some text has been completely rewritten. Your morals are yours, and if they are not the same as mine, that is okay. What someone does with their life and their body is of no concern of yours. So, and I say this with all due respect, mind your own damn business. You have no idea what that person is going through or what their circumstances are. You have to remember, whatever God they do or do not believe in, they believe it every bit as strongly as you do and they probably think you are every bit as wrong as you feel they are.

3. “The Bible DOES talk about abortion.”

Actually, it really does…just not in so many words. Numbers 5:11-31 mentions a priest giving a woman some herbs, if she has been unfaithful, she will bleed. The herbs were used to cause a woman to miscarry. Please keep in mind that during Biblical times, women and children were possessions. Heck, God had 42 kids mauled by bears for teasing a prophet.

Do I like the idea of abortions? No, but I am not going to try and tell someone what to do. You do not know where they are or what they are living with. Instead of trying to make her life harder, go work with the thousands of unwanted children that are placed in foster care, or that are treated horribly at home. Educate kids about birth control. I do not give a rat’s ass if you agree with it or not, if someone wants to have sex, they are going to have sex. You can say ‘no’ all you want. Teach them how to prevent unwanted pregnancy, that is a much better solution. Otherwise, leave the woman alone, pray for her if that’s your thing, but mind your own damn business. God didn’t put you here to judge, he put you here to love.

I think that is enough for one post. I probably haven’t even expressed all I feel about the topics I posted, but it does feel good to let it go. Maybe now I can move on and start thinking about other things like staying off of social media and trying to appreciate the tranquility of my surroundings.

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