Thursday, July 19, 2012
This Is What I Believe (And I Don't Expect You To Agree)
In this country in particular, there are very few people who have no idea what is in the Bible. Some have chosen to accept it as the Word of God, some believe that it is the Word of God but believe that it needs to be reinterpreted as more culturally relevant, and some have decided that it is not anything but a book of old stories and take and leave from it what they want. Where we have problems is when any of these groups try to force their beliefs onto another group.
Let me ask a question to those who are chomping at the bit to finish reading so you can comment and tell me that I am a hateful bigot for saying that homosexuality is a sin: Why are your beliefs okay to talk about, but mine aren't? Why is it okay to speak out against a religious belief but not okay to speak up for it? Do we not all live in a country where we are free to believe whatever we want? Is my opinion somehow less valid? The unpopular truth is that it's not. Those who disagree with you have every right to their opinion (and the right to express and defend it) as you do.
But in the meantime....