And so today:
Okay I will give a few people a chance to take a shot at me.
PLEASE let me believe butter pecan Ice cream is better than chocolate.
I do not hate people who like chocolate, they are good folks. I even married one and love her to pieces, if her kisses were chocolate, I would still love her..
I believe the confessional is a good thing. I don’t believe the fact you confess to a priest/preacher is what makes you forgiven, but the confession itself. I do not ‘hate’ anyone who truly believes different than I, many people who believe (think) different than I do, I actually dearly love.
I was raised basically believing in the ‘right to work’, that does not mean I ‘hate’ people who believe strongly in unions. As a matter of fact some in my family are union folk and I certainly do not HATE them.
The word ‘hate’ is making me sick. Our world, media and seemingly schools seem to think anyone who does not agree with them in thought and belief is all of a sudden ‘haters’. THAT IS JUST MY OBSERVATION!
I do not care for ‘Pit Bull’ dogs. I am uncomfortable around them. That doesn’t mean I HATE people who own Pits. I have dearly loved people who loved and owned Pits. I don’t even HATE pits, I just do not like the breed.
I do not believe nor think that if you send Bro Bob $100 that you are gonna get back $10,000 because you planted a ‘$100 seed’ in his garden. I do not ‘HATE’ Bro. Bob, I just do not believe like he does.
This could go on, but for heaven’s sake let a person have their own thoughts, beliefs and convictions. Even ALLOW them to be stated! WE DO HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
This 'tirade' started because I saw the headlines, “xxxx (a ball player) made a statement that ‘COULD BE CONSDIERED ANTI LGBTQ!!’ Do they mean he does not have a right to his opinion, or that he should not state it?” I did not waste my time in reading it, they have already ‘peeved me off’ just with the headline.
IF I FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT IT….Please let me believe the EARTH IS FLAT! Let me believe women are angels and men need a lot of help. Let me believe there is a Jesus. If you believe Popeye is your savior, or you worship neon god, I will silently pray for you, I am not gonna hate you or scream at you for thinking that.
Where did common sense go?
PS: The exception to tolerating the beliefs of others is when their belief 'threatens or harms another human,' i.e. Such as Adolf Hitler or Idi Amin.