I Want to Buy the World a Coke and Fairness is in the Middle?
Love this! Let's take a journey. Let's take some "popular" stands and follow them through.
Here is one comment that just tickles me! I call this one, "I want to buy the world a coke." (those younger readers may want to refer to an old Coke sales slogan/song to understand.)
"I do not think it is right for a birth certificate to have parent A and parent B on it. I think both parents name should be on the birth certificate even if parents are both males or both females. I am not for gay marriages, but I am not against any thing that make other people happy. Since I am not that way, I am not going to hate another person because they are that way. The world has to realize that people have to do what make them happy and that just cause you do not do it doesn't make it wrong or right.(TB8068)"
"not against any thing that make other people happy." HUH? What if robbing a bank makes me happy? I know, I know- so extreme, huh? What if sleeping around makes me happy? No one else has the right to put THEIR morals on me! Sounds fair, doesn't it? But what about the kids? Is it fair to the kids? Is it fair to them? I mean, I can raise my kids any way I want to right? The gov't or YOU have no right tellin' me how to raise my kids!
C'mon people! BIRTH CERTIFICATES! THIS MEANS CHILDREN! LITTLE LIVES HAVE BEEN BROUGHT INTO THE WORLD! GOD BLESS YA- YOU WANNA HAVE PARENT 'A' and PARENT 'B'. What about the child's RIGHT? What are we doing? Are we stepping back into slavery here? Does OWNERSHIP come into play? Who OWNS another human being? TELL ME! Who has the right to ERASE YOUR IDENTITY? Yeah- yeah- I know about adoption. DERN RIGHT I DO! We act so AFRAID to go AGAINST ANYTHING that might make someone else happy! Otherwise that makes us HATEMONGERS, right? FOOOEY!
Then this line- "The world has to realize that people have to do what make them happy and that just cause you do not do it doesn't make it wrong or right." HUH? This comment AGAIN- was in reference to the BIRTH CERTIFICATE thread. GET REAL! Just because I am afraid of heights and don't want to jump out of a PERFECTLY SAFE AIRPLANE WITH AN ABLE BODIED PILOT- does not mean I would call it WRONG to go skydiving! (Although I may call it NUTZ!)
Take a stand! This is not PARADISE or UTOPIA! There are plenty of things I don't choose to do- that doesn't make ANY of them WRONG!
As for the middle, this one is just as silly. If Joe thinks beating children is okay, and Sally thinks touching a child in discipline is ALWAYS wrong- middle of the road would be spanking- right? sound nuts? No. But if Joe thinks that murder is okay? then the middle would be what? BEATING? Being in the middle means basing your beliefs on EVERYONE ELSE'S STAND! RIDICULOUS! Finding comfort in "being in the middle" and striving for finding the "middle" for your own beliefs is basing YOUR beliefs on others. So if being 5 foot 1 is short, and 6 foot 2 is tall- I can't find happiness at 5 foot 2? Or if 200 lbs is FAT and 150 lbs is thin, then 175 lbs is what I shoot for? FAT IS FAT, SHORT IS SHORT- RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WRONG IS WRONG!
Base your beliefs and stands on YOU OWN VALUES! They may be different than others. They may seem extreme to some. BUT AT LEAST YOU KNOW THEY ARE YOURS- BASED ON YOUR BELIEFS- NOT ANYONE ELSE'S!
I found out something amazing to me a few weeks ago. Until 1969, lynching was considered LEGAL! This is AFTER I was born! So, in the era that my mother and father grew up- this was acceptable behavior. Does this mean that them being racist would be okay? Does this mean that them using the term "colored" is okay? NO! (And I must add that neither of my parents are racist or use such terms.) RELATIVITY does NOT WORK~! PERIOD!
Now, I know several of you will take these words and attempt to eat me for lunch. The funny thing is this, that's okay with me. I am NOT middle of the road. I AM WHO I AM- PERIOD. To some- I may seem moderate, to others extreme- to others just wrong. ALL OF THIS IS OKAY WITH ME. I AM WHO I AM BASED ON WHAT MY BELIEFS ARE AND WHAT I HOLD TO BE TRUE IN MY OWN HEART. NOT ON ANY ONE ELSE.
I use to be "little miss ERA!" I was pro-life in my heart, but I would always vote pro-choice. After all, as a woman who had been through "crisis pregnancies," I understood that NO ONE could tell me what to do. right? Then I grew up. I realized that life was not about ME. It was not about MY rights. NOTHING GAVE ME THE RIGHT TO END AN INNOCENT LIFE! If I truly OWNED this life inside of me, then I had to subscribe to slavery. I don't subscribe to such barbaric practices. PERIOD. It was a HARD thing to face, but right is right, wrong is wrong.
I base my values on GOD. Not me. I get a LOT of things wrong. I am NOT ALL KNOWING. I am NOT PERFECT. I don't have the answers to life. I don't know how to operate my VCR, DVD player, cell phone, or computer better than those that created these devices. So, I read the manual they write, so I can get the BEST and MOST out of their creation. So, I read the Bible, and try to get the best and most of my life from GOD. After all, I am not a creation of Barbara Boxer or Rush Limbaugh- I am HIS CREATION!