You can’t express an opinion and not expect to hear from dissenters – and that’s fine. I have no problem with differing opinions and enjoy a lively debate. What I can’t stand, though, is hypocrisy. And I’m getting an earful after my post yesterday.

A person cannot spout epithets of love thy neighbor and do unto others and all equal in God’s eye (or Jesus’ eye) and in the same breath denounce the lifestyle of thousands (perhaps millions) of people and deny them happiness in the form of love and marriage, if they so choose.

This, my friends, is the proverbial rotten apple that has ruined the cider. I have a great many friends and relatives that believe in God / the Bible / etc. It’s ok to disagree – heck, I’m very much against facial tattoos, but that doesn’t give me the right to tell someone their soul is in danger of eternal damnation if they get one. Empathy, logical thought, and love for our fellow man should guide our hearts and actions.

Despite what a few dissenters have said, I am a moral person. I believe in helping others, being kind, education, and fairness. I do believe in loving thy neighbor (unless they have proven to be undeserving by repeated acts) and I don’t wish harm on another human being (child molestors, murderers, and the like excepted). I don’t believe we have the right to tell another person how to live their life or what to do with their body. And I will never understand or support hypocrisy, or how a person’s actions can conflict so with their words.


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3 Responses to Backlash

  1. Erica says:

    Totally agree.

  2. Jeannie James says:

    I agree with what you’ve said with one exception- God who made the rules, should be the ultimate guide for our behavior. God loves everyone but hates the sins caused by Satan. In the same way, we are told to love everyone, but not the sins they commit.

  3. wonkydonkey says:

    Jeannie – I respect your faith, I’ve seen how it gives you strength in trying times. My own belief structure is not one found in a book, but one developed by my internal sense of right and wrong – you can call it what you like, but a supreme being does not enter my reasoning for why I give to the needy or help little old ladies down the stairs or teach my children not to steal. My moral compass does in fact line up with a great deal of what the major religions teach, but that shouldn’t be too surprising; most people, if given the chance, will help rather than hurt – regardless of their belief structure. I still maintain that is is not the right of any person to dictate how a couple chooses to live their lives, and if that includes marriage then that is for them to decide. What is the saying? Never judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes (something like that).

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