• What has Happened?

    by  • November 29, 2011 • * Safe for Work *, Acceptance, Love - Pure and Simple • 2 Comments

    Everyone believes in different things, but a part of me would like to believe that we can all be united in love.
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    I was getting ready for bed tonight, and I decided to browse the internet. One of my friends had posted this blog…

    Powerful Responses to ‘I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.’

    I grew up catholic, needless to say, I was taught my entire childhood that being gay is wrong. In high school, I began to question this. I even asked my mom; Why is being gay wrong? ….because the church says so. Because gay people cannot produce children, which is what humans were created for. “it’s just one of those things we have to trust in the church with”. Well, that’s not a good enough answer for me. So I did more research on it. I’ve concluded myself that there is nothing wrong with being gay.

    It’s okay if you don’t agree with me. I’m not asking you to change your mind, or what you believe. I’m not trying to upset anyone. All I’m asking is for you to just consider thinking of it in a new light.

    I, myself, am not gay. I have no desire to be with the same sex as I am. I’ve just never really been interested in that. No one questions my actions because it is normal to be straight, yet when someone is gay, they get judged, bullied, and alienated. Why?

    I just don’t understand what is happening. The people who are gay, are not trying to force you to be gay. They are not bad people simply because they are gay. They are not hurting anyone. They are just different. That’s all.

    Many people believe that being gay is a choice. I do not, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that it is unfair to judge someone because they are different than you. That is close minded and just plain sad. Do you think badly of someone who has a tattoo, because they are different? Do you think poorly of a homeless person because they are on the street? If you do, maybe you should rethink your priorities in life.

    Every religion teaches love. As humans, it is our duty to respect one another. To love one another. It makes me so sad to see that this is not happening. You don’t have to like someone, or even agree with what they do, but if you are a good person, then you will at least respect them.

    What has happened to humanity? When did someone’s sexuality become more important that making sure that everyone has basic needs? Why are so many people full of so much hate? Where did the love go? I’m having a hard time finding it.

    (Please do not comment negative things on this post, it would only prove my point that people tend to be judgmental and hateful rather than respectful and loving.)

    Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.-Buddha

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    2 Responses to What has Happened?

    1. michelle
      November 29, 2011 at 9:20 am

      So true and I agree with you completely. It makes me super sad when I hear people degrade homosexuals. And the religious excuse that people use about its wrong cuz they cant produce children? that is wrong in itself. I mean many men and woman have gotten married but not had children and yet they are still allowed to marry. Women who are infertile are allowed to marry. It is so depressing how so many people are closed minded about it




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    2. Kate
      November 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Hate is caused by fear. When you feel fear you can either accept it and challenge yourself, or reject it by making it someone else’s fault…no prizes for guessing which is the easier to do. Religions of all kinds give you a firm set of rules to follow, thus taking away many of your choices and quelling existential anxiety. It’s less scary to do what you are told to do and think what you are told to think than to make up your own rules to live by and be completely responsible for your actions. Sometimes religious doctrine is humanity-serving, at others it is self-serving, playing on people’s need for security in belonging.

      But don’t worry. You are certainly not alone in your thinking. Just remember that the people who are filled with love for humanity are not generally going to be found ranting about things on the Internet. And because they generally try to be accepting of other’s viewpoints and forgiving of people’s weaknesses, they are not likely to be found challenging the views of the people who ARE dishing out hate-filled diatribes. But we’re here. And although idealistic, we know that there has to be a balance between love and hate, good and evil. Sometimes it might swing a little bit one way or the other, but I believe it always corrects itself somehow.




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