Tuesday, February 07, 2006

it really is ok to be a christian

i am currently seeking new blogs to add to my walk on the wild side. there are some really good front runners already.

they include:
willing warrior
and
hypoxic

i read quite a few bloggers that don't share my faith: some are pagans, some are athesists, and some don't know what they believe. and that doesn't matter to me. i read them because i respect what they have to say. for the most part they have very similar political views as i do even if their views on God differ from mine.

the thing of it is that sometimes it is hard for me to read what they have to say about religion. i know one of my faults is that despite how open minded i am i still want everyone to believe what i believe... especially about religion (and the close-second: politics.)

i've said it here before; i want people to believe in God... especially the God i believe in, because i believe that God is worthy of belief. the God that i believe in is a much more loving God than the god that is promoted by fundamentalists and my faith is far, far different from the religion that is trying to force it's moralistic views into our country's system of law and government.

however (and that's a big however) i don't need everyone to believe in the christian God that i believe in (even the fundamentalists with whom i deeply disagree). instead, what i really want is to feel like there are others who share my political views and still respect my faith.

i'm not going to boo-hoo, or whine about how misunderstood i am, because that's ridiculous and counter-productive. i'm just going to continue to be who i am and not apologize for it.

i'm going to continue giving my respect to others and their views, especially my blog-friends because they deserve it and i will continue to endeavor to earn theirs by being vocal about my beliefs.

God's peace y'all.

5 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

Thanks for making me part of your walk on the wild side, even if I believe in many more Gods than you do. :-)

MikeC said...

Perhaps you could take a moment and take a look at my blog?

http://csquaredthoughts.blogspot.com/

btw - I very much enjoy FindingAvalon, and admire your strength in dealing with all you have to deal with.

Blogzie said...

i'm not going to boo-hoo, or whine about how misunderstood i am, because that's ridiculous and counter-productive. i'm just going to continue to be who i am and not apologize for it.

i'm going to continue giving my respect to others and their views, especially my blog-friends because they deserve it and i will continue to endeavor to earn theirs by being vocal about my beliefs.


Hey, I think I love you.
So what am I so afraid of?
I'm afraid that I'm not sure of
A love there is no cure for.

I think I love you.
Isn't that what life is made of?
Though it worries me to say
I've never felt this way.


You truly are amazing.

Thank you...

x0x0x

Jaded&Opinionated said...

Well, we certainly differ on the idea of what deserves respect. Respect is something which is earned, in my opinion. In order to earn it, you must show it. When someone makes repeated disparaging remarks about religion...not just my religion, but ALL religion... when they say that those who have faith are dangerous, deluded, insane, out of touch with reality, living in a fantasy world, and are to blame for the downfall of nations, that isn't showing respect for others' beliefs in any way. When I am presented with such an utter lack of respect for any religion, I find it difficult to believe that respect has been earned in any way. I don't feel that people need to believe in the same way that I do. I respect all religions, whether they differ from mine or not. Faith is very personal, and I would never pass judgement on anyone for finding peace and enlightenment in a religion other than my own. I chose mine, and I respect that choice in others. I do not respect the mockery and disdain being shown all religions. You can certainly choose not to believe. I can respect that. However, in so choosing, the idea that it is then appropriate to ridicule everyone who has chosen to believe does not earn respect.

I, too, enjoy connecting with like- minded individuals in the political arena. I also enjoy connecting with those who have different political ideas than I have, because it is through our differences that we learn and grow as a people. If someone disagrees with my political beliefs, I am not offended, because I am not defined by them. If someone disagrees with my religious beliefs, I am not offended, even though I do feel defined by them on many levels. Disagreeing is one thing. Mocking and disparaging are something else entirely.

Just my opinion.

see-through faith said...

sounds ok to me :)e

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