I’m not a perfect person and I most certainly have never hinted at nor implied that I ever was. I guess that’s why it bothers me so much that other people do it. I’ve seen so much judgement and criticism in every aspect of socialization. I can’t understand why anyone would have the audacity to judge or shun people because of what they choose to do with his or her life. There are certain things that I blatantly detest or dislike, but if that’s what someone wants to partake in, it’s their choice. Who am I to tell someone that what they’re doing is wrong or goes against the “rules of God?” There’s a difference between personally disliking something because it’s not something you’d ever do and disliking something because of things you’ve been sponged to believe is incorrect over time. I personally enjoy using the brain God has given me to make my own decisions and to distinguish what’s right and what’s wrong for me, not what’s right or wrong for someone else. I believe that you should do anything you want to do that doesn’t harm any other person.
What sparked this for me is all of the political news reports, articles and debates people are having regarding the personal beliefs of politicians. Some Republicans are not pro choice. I’m pretty sure there were others who felt the same but didn’t act on it because they feel better knowing it’s something they wouldn’t personally do and anything a woman chooses doesn’t directly affect them, in any way. Everyone should have the right to make their own decisions. We do everyday. What really peeves me, are the religious debates. How is it that when people aren’t in agreeance with some issue, they immediately throw the Bible into their debates? How is it that they claim that God set these rules, yet, they pick and choose which ones they are to follow and when they do, compare their faults to that of others, as if their faulty choices are the lesser of two evils? How can a person choose to follow GOD GIVEN RULES of their choice, but put down other people for the decisions they make for their own lives? Surely, no one is perfect and I don’t ever expect anyone to be. But if religion is so important, there can never be a debate as to which “evil” is greater or more repulsive than other, especially knowing that each and every single one is just as bad as the other.
People have mistakenly made the assumption that I’m an atheist because I don’t identify with any religion. That’s just not truly because I absolutely believe in God. I just simply despise organized religion. I despise how quick religious people are to put down other people who don’t believe in the same things they do, or do things the same way they do. I’ve had people ask me how I can believe in God without a religion. That is the most insane question I’ve ever heard. Why do I need a religion to maintain a belief in God? Weird.