Crazy Week

It’s been a hell of a week on social media and the news. A lot of opinions came out with the Confederate flag issue and the Supreme court ruling same sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

I’ve reserved my opinion on the topic of the flag. I honestly don’t know enough about it and it’s history. I read what several people had to say about it. Stating opinions as facts without citing references.

I’ve seen that flag all my life and never gave it much thought. I will have to spend some time looking into it. If anyone has any links to references that are good, let me know.

I would like to say congrats to the people who now have the legal right to be married and be recognized in all 50 states. It’s been a long time coming.

On my Facebook feed, I’ve seen a lot of hate coming from the religious folks of course. “America’s gonna burn, gods wrath and judgement” and all of that stuff. I really don’t get these people. Do they want freedom in this country or not? Equal rights? I guess only when it benefits them and serves their own purposes.

Anyone who doesn’t think like them can go to hell. They seem to think we are anyway. Religion wants to cram it’s doctrine down everyone’s throat. Force feed every single person until we vomit their regurgitated dogma.

What people do in their bedrooms and personal lives is no one’s business. As long as what they are doing is legal and all parties involved are consenting.

There is finally freedom and equal rights for everyone.

Religion is a bad word for the religious

Religion:
1.a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects. 2. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices. 3. the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.

I know you’ve heard it from christians before. “Its not a religion, its a relationship!”

I used to say it myself. The word “Religious” is like a cuss word in the christian community. For some, it is like an insult to the status of their faith. Most believe they have a one on one hook-up and exchange with god, Jesus, or whoever. They want to distance themselves away from the word as much as possible.

The word Religion to the believer is like a set a rules that keeps the believer in bondage. It keeps their belief un-free to worship the way that their own version of their faith wants them to worship. It us just a word that they would rather not use or associate with.

Until….

They feel that their beliefs are being infringed upon. Then the word Religion is embraced in the form of the 1st Amendment. Religion become a pretty darn good thing when the religious want to keep their rights to worship however they see fit, or when they want to push their beliefs and faith onto others. Suddenly its not about “relationship” but all about religion.