This is by no means a POLITICAL essay. (It's more like a rant with points, actually…I am good like that. o_o) So get that silly little notion out of your heads right now! I know little about issues that are going on right now, because, quite frankly, I can be arsed to turn on the TV and watch the news, or listen to the radio. And, since this is backwoods Vermont…the only newspaper we get is the It's Classified. This is MY rant and MY frustration about why SO many conservative Christians think they are the best thing since Spam (which, mind you, is disgusting). AND YES I KNOW NOT ALL LIBERAL IDEAS ARE GOOD! But there are way more conservative ideas that are NOT good.
So…here you are. Feel free to flame me. I don't give a rat's ass. These are my opinions and you can deal with them, or not. Whatever.
I have read so many essays on this site. (Yes, I read a lot. I've left almost 1000 reviews…go figure.) I have spent some time trying to think of something to say, but since I don't know much about the issues going on in the world today, I guess I would look pretty stupid trying to back myself up with things I didn't know about.
So, I figured, it was time for me to write a response for you people to read that was something that I knew about.
My beliefs…which make me…*gasp* an evil liberal!
Here's the first one. ABORTION IS NOT EVIL! It's not going to make your head explode to think about it. It's a choice. A woman (which I am) can do whatever the hell she wants with her body. Think about this – there are so many babies that are disposed in dumpsters, left in orphanages, brought into families that don't want them…and in third world countries…SOLD INTO SLAVERY! Do you want this for children? Do you want them to grow up in a miserable existence, just so one day, they can spread their misery to others?
I don't understand why people who are religious aren't okay with abortion…since…hey! If they die before they are born, then they have no sins and go RIGHT to Heaven! You'd have another believer, the baby wouldn't be brought up in a horrible situation, and everything would be peachy keen.
Which, of course, it isn't. Which leads me to another point about abortion. How come you people think it's not okay to kill babies, but you blow UP the goddamn abortion clinics, killing the adults that are inside? How is this okay? You're not killing anything for God! You're killing people which actually have a life, have made relationships, have done something other than develop in a womb? What makes this okay in people's brains? I don't get it. Maybe one of you could care to enlighten me about this.
Here's another thing that must make me evil…I don't have a problem with homosexuals! I know, I said the DREADED WORD! NOT HOMOSEXUALS! I guarantee you people who are conservatives and don't like homosexuals (and, actually…you liberals [if there are any…which I am sure there are] that don't like them too) don't know anything about them. Have you ever lived with one? And if you have…have you lived with one for TEN YEARS? I highly doubt it. You make all sorts of assumptions about people without even experiencing their lifestyle. I used to tell people who were homophobic to come to my house for dinner. I have tried so hard to make people aware that not every homosexual spreads AIDS (which, as a matter of fact, is caused more by heterosexuals now than homosexuals) and is going to infect someone with their "gay germs". It's absolutely ludicrous. Being homophobic is just like being afraid of blacks, or hispanics. They're just people. So what if they like the same sex? It's just how they are. And, there is actually proof that there is a genetic predisposition towards it, which I will conveniently copy and paste for you here.
"The earliest study that was performed was instrumental in showing the possible existence of a link between biology and homosexuality. It was performed by Simon LeVay from the Salk Institute, and his results published in 1991 were from a comparative study of the INAH3 nuclei of the hypothalamus in known heterosexual and homosexual males who had died as a result of AIDS complications. It was generally found that homosexual men had significantly smaller nuclei, about the same size as women, while the nuclei of heterosexual men were much larger (LeVay, 1991). This study was followed by one done by Bailey and Pillard, who also reported their findings in 1991, which showed that there was a 52% concordance in homosexuality in monozygotic twins, 22% for dizygotic twins, and 11% for adoptive brothers of homosexual men (Bailey and Pillard, 1991), thereby providing the first indications of a possible genetic component for homosexuality. The landmark study by Hamer et. al. provides the biggest support for this position, as it is believed that a region of the X chromosome called Xq28 has been positively identified as a region where it appears that a gene or a group of genes that might have an effect on a person's predisposition to homosexual behavior might be found (Hamer, 1993).
It is this evidence from these three studies that will be analyzed at length, and it will be shown that while there is no scientific evidence to show that homosexuality is a directly inherited trait, there is indeed sufficient basis for the belief that there is a genetic predisposition to homosexuality."
I don't ever want to hear another bible thumper come up to me and say "Homosexuals are doing this on purpose!" WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE GAY ON PURPOSE? You get ridiculed, harassed, and even killed. They're also very suicidal. Who wants to live like that out of choice? Tell me this.
Another thing…the Bible. Ah. Such a nice piece of literature…but it absolutely holds no truth for me. And there so many things I disagree with in it. Like…oh, I don't know…everything?
Here's a nice tidbit for you, taken directly from Colossians, Chapter 3, verses 22.
"Slaves, obey your human masters in everything, not only when being watched, as currying favor, but in simplicity of the heart, fearing the Lord."
Hmm…does this sound like condoning of slavery to you…because it sure does to me. Here's another one from Colossians that ought to get the ladies in a good mood –
"Wives, be subordinate to your husbands, as is proper in the Lord."
EXCUSE ME? The only thing I will EVER be subordinate to is the goddamn law! And oh! Here's another one for you neo-conservatives out there who are so fond of capitalism…this Bible quote is for you! It's from Ezekiel, Chapter 18, verses 12-14.
"…oppresses the poor and needy, commits robbery, does not give back a pledge, raises his eyes to idols, does abominable things, lends at interest and exacts usury – this son certainly shall not live. Because he practiced all these abominations, he shall surely die; his death shall be his own fault."
Hmm…seems since we all lend at an interest, since this is a capitalistic society, we're all going to Hell!
"But!" I can hear you cry "Times have changed, and our understanding about economy has changed! God will understand our use of capitalism!" Well, if that's the case, our understanding about sexuality has changed too…which means God must be okay with homosexuality now, as well. Getting rich and having big tax cuts for the rich instead of helping the poor out is a sin, too, you know. Bet you conveniently leave that out of your thoughts when you're in church.
I shall continue this later, when I have more to say…because there a lot of issues that I agree with the liberals on, and I really do need to get my opinion out, because it's been bothering me for quite some time. So…leave a review! A flame! A challenge! I don't care.