Hi Guys and Girls,
I wasn’t going to pass comment on the situation in the States, mainly because religion, politics and sexuality are the most controversial and hotly contested topics in the world.
I sit in the office at work, each and every time one of these subjects are brought up, I get tense ’cause I know the potential for a heated discussion is highly elevated.
With the situation in the US we have these subjects rolled all in one neat little package. The reason why I decided to pass comment is because one of the bloggers I follow (Kellie at Big Fashionista) put up a picture of the Rainbow Flag as her profile picture and lost multiple followers.
I’m not really sure what the fuck is wrong with people and humanity?
I appreciate that numerous religions deplore homosexuality, I don’t understand why, but that’s not my argument. I also understand that the man who committed the atrocity was not a standard follower of Islam, he had leanings towards extremism. Not to mention the fact that what he did was an act of extremism.
But is this really where we as a species are going? Are we not more advanced than this? Do we really want to go back to the dark ages? Days of cavorting druids and dung for dinner (sorry I couldn’t resist a Blackadder reference).
Surely this man knows that if Islam deplores these people’s sexuality to that extent, that when the Last Day happens and final judgement of humanity is passed, he will make it to the Eternal Paradise, these individuals will have an eternity of suffering? Or if we use a Christianity reference, when he is chilling in heaven, these individuals will be spending time in the pit with Lucifer…
The thing I mostly don’t get is… why the hate? Are we not made up of the same atoms, cells and systems? Humanity has been fighting each other for so long it’s ridiculous. Religion is one of the oldest excuses for hate and it really is sickening that we (the collective we) still use it to this day.
I also see that future president Trump is using this as a means of hate and punishment towards Islam. Is this really required? When does or will the hatred stop? It truly seems that we are on a collision course to a post apocalyptic, Divergent style world.
Going back to religion and sexuality, personally, I don’t care if it’s between a man and a woman or two guys or two girls, love is love.
I hope that doesn’t offend you, but if it does and you are a follower of mine, feel free to unfollow me too. This isn’t the place for you. The right to free speech is what we have spent the past God (if there is such a thing) knows how long fighting to preserve.
As the wonderful, Maggie Smith is attributed to have said, I believe in Downtown Abbey (never watched the program, so I can’t confirm)… “My dear, religion is like a penis. It’s a perfectly fine thing to have one and take pride in, but when one takes it out and waves it in my face, we have a problem”.
And on a final note, if you or your family have been affected by the tragedy, my thoughts are with you.
Carpe Diem Guys