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Friday, July 20, 2012

Slap a label on it

Posted on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:40 PM

You may not agree with someone’s beliefs---you may have different morals, background, religion, culture---but at the end of the day bashing someone else’s way of life (when it otherwise doesn’t affect you), and backing up your biased bashing with your opinion on the “truth” seems rather flawed.

If someone chooses not to conform to the liquored up night scene of Halifax it doesn’t give you the right to jump on their belief system and tear it up because of your own opinion. I don’t do what you do, but I don’t openly criticize it because it doesn’t affect me---It has nothing to do with me---how you conduct your life is all you. Express your freedom, I’m with ya. What you do is your business (unless your freedom starts crushing my personal freedom…then not so much). These are our rights, right?

Well, my free will chose to be religious. And my free will is saddened by the fact that people will only accept others way of life as long as it conforms to popular culture, or at least Halifax culture. Religious lifestyles can be seen as controlling, forced, dowdy, boring, delusional…and I say, so what? So what if this is what I believe. What I do doesn’t affect anyone else except myself. And unless you ask about my beliefs and actually want to know and have a nice open dialogue, I don’t waste my (or your) time

People have clumped together all religious people and do exactly what racists and homophobes do. Yup. Stereotyping. Except now it’s so accepted against religious people don’t even realize they’re doing it. I’m a good person. I’m not a big fan of oppressing women, mutilation or trying to tear down a secular society. I don’t so much appreciate having my lifestyle ripped on when I would happily jump out to most people’s defence. —Think About It

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