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