Nothin like a few good Facebook posts to get me fired up. It amazes me how we as humans can have so much hate in our heart for another human. It baffles me how people can use the Bible to justify their hatred and yet the Bible is probably the one thing that some people turn to when they look for guidance, love, and solace. I think it’s even more chicken shit when they use the Bible to condemn someone for living a certain lifestyle. Whether the condemnation is towards someone who is divorced, commits adultery, is homosexual, marries out of their religion, etc… I don’t know but it seems to me that you have a better chance of getting into Heaven (whatever version of Heaven you may have) by including people in your life than excluding them. People that preach the word of God sometimes like to leave out pretty important parts…like God is a loving God and forgiving God.. If he truly is the creator of all mankind, didn’t he create Gays, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, etc…or did he? Maybe God went into it just creating life. And us humans created the labels of Gays, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics…maybe we should live by the words,” There is only one race, the human race.” Can you imagine a world where we are all colorblind? Where the definition of sexual orientation is just “who you love?” Where the only box to check under ethnicity is “ME?” For as long as we have existed on this planet it’s crazy to me how we can still be shocked or almost offended when someone looks, talks, dresses or loves different then us. How arrogant does one have to be to think everyone should look, talk, dress and love just as they do. We even have a place in discriminatory society for people with tattoo’s…welcome to the group!!
I’ve always had a hard time watching movies or shows about the Holocaust or Slavery. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that we sat back and allowed Hitler to kill more than 6 million Jews.. Just because they were Jewish, or more accurately…because they were not like him. There are actually nut jobs out there that justify the Holocaust or worse yet flat out deny it ever happened. Can you imagine being ripped out of your life, your home, and from your family and being put in a concentration camp where you are stripped down, abused, starved, and eventually killed all because your Jewish….some were put thru this atrocity because they “looked Jewish” BECAUSE THEY LOOKED JEWISH!! It took me years just to watch the movie Schindler’s list. I think it’s because when I watch movies such as that it fuels my hatred for those responsible for killing 6 million human beings. And it makes me relate on some level with those responsible for killing 6 million Jewish people due to their hatred for them, and I don’t like that feeling. Let me be clear about that last statement.. I don’t relate to their hatred towards Jews, I relate to knowing how you can feel hatred towards another human being, as to the hatred I can feel towards the people responsible for killing 6 million Jewish people. I don’t like feeling hate, but I can’t sit here and lie and say I forgive Hitler because I just don’t. I can’t say God forgave him and he is in Heaven, because I just don’t want to believe that. And this is exactly what hatred in your heart for another can create. And I don’t like that feeling that one bit! When I sit back, and talk to God about it I start feeling love in my heart again and I’m slowly getting to the point where I can accept the fact that I may be rubbing elbows with Hitler in Heaven one day and I need to be ok with that.
Watching movies about Slavery equally disgust me. Say this sentence with me..White people took Black people and made them their slaves because they were black…WHAT THE F***?? No seriously…WHAT THE F***!! How does this even sound logical…to anyone? Now yes slavery does come in all shapes and sizes. And it’s been going on for thousands of years.. Literally it dates back to the Qin Dynasty of China from 221 to 206 BC and even earlier back then that. But I can’t relate to something that happened in 221 BC, and yes I know slavery still continues to this day in many other countries although we like to keep our heads in the sand and pretend it’s not happening. The fact that we still have tolerance for organizations such as the KKK or Skinheads is beyond me. Why did anyone think it was ok to take another human being and make them your servant, or physically and sexually abuse them at their leisure, or kill them if they got out of line or tried to run away. Do you know the slaves that tried to run away were either killed, severely beat and whipped or they would have their Achilles tendon sliced so they could never run again?! Remember these are all things one human did to another… although I have a hard time believing they actually saw slaves as humans.
What I want you to take away from this blog is this… I’m not trying to use Facebook, twitter, or social media as the measuring stick for humanity, but reality is.. Social media is our reality. People are now allowed to sit behind keyboards and spew hatred. They post their opinion on someone’s social media post that more often than not, was originally posted to show progress or tolerance for one another. One of our friends recently posted something about Chick-fil-A reconsidering their stance on homosexuals, and her post read, “Change is happening. Glad to see Chick-fil-A has learned and seems to be moving forward in acceptance of everyone.” And of course someone has to turn the post into a Bible thumping lesson.. and I quote, “The Bible is truth, it’s not how I feel about something. God loves His creation, but He is a Holy God, and cannot stand sin. The Bible, says that homosexual sex is sin, not my word or thought. Believe me God will have the last word, if u believe it or not!” Come on people it was a post about tolerance and acceptance of everyone! And now you are trying to scare me into thinking God will have the last word..WELL I HOPE SO!! And I tell you what he’s gna have some choice words for you! I believe if the word of God taught us anything it was to love one another. TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER! Although the bigot’s tend to leave the loving parts of the Bible out so they can mask their fears and their bigotry. It seems to me hiding behind the Bible is worse than not living by the words of it. After all it is man’s interpretation now isn’t it? Yet they portray themselves as devout followers and spread the word of God, what a crock of shit! They pick and chose what words to live by, and what words the rest of us are held to. I want to ask them what is it like to live sin-free??
Know this.. Loving more people than hating them was never bad for anyone’s soul…and having their circle of friends diverse, and colorful never hurt anyone. And for God sake, loving everyone will never get you on the wrong side of the tracks.. And most certainly won’t put you on the wrong side of the Bible. And isn’t that what it’s really about?
~Until next time, be true to those who allow you to be true to yourself~