I have ONE MORE PLEA- for the many, that we can all "just get along".
The Declaration of Independence is a piece of paper that was signed with the honest intention of stopping the rush to hate based on belief. We are given certain rights the moment we are born. To be able to live, think, believe, as we want to, as long as it isnt harming others. Sometime, that switched from HARM to harm/bother. Dont know why. We all have the same rights, though. Live our lives, do it how we want as long as we arent hurting others, and be able to do it without fear of harm, ourselves. EVERYONE wants that.
NOW, we have that right, as long as no one else sees it, hears it, or has to know of its existence. Why is one belief, or lack thereof, better? How can someone HONESTLY say, and mean it, "You should be publicly humiliated for believing what you believe out of your home (because I dont agree)." Or- "You should not be able to talk about it, because you are WRONG!" And my favorite- "All (insert religion or lack thereof of choice) are all violent, and hell bent on causing problems. But, me or mine do not" Whatever, I dont believe a word of what any one of you say. No one should, because these are very broad spectrum choice words to define anyone that doesnt agree with ones particular point. And everyone seems to have a bit of hatred of anyone who doesnt share their viewpoint.
Why is one so dead set on making their point the ONLY one? Why is it not possible for people to see all points as relevant, and seek to uncover the honest truth of such? Why cant science and religion work together to answer some of these questions that have so eluded many a person? Why does one have to be right, and the other had to be wrong, when they both offer excellent ideals, fact, proof, whathaveyou? I dont see why anyone has to be against someone because they have faith in something. Monks believe in Science and Religion, they want to see what happens (or already know, I have no clue) when we put them all together, and they honor it all. Whats wrong with that way of life? Everything has a place, and all answers will be known.
I am not above anyone. I am not. I am equal to many. And many more are WAY above. I call these people heros, donators, missionaries, pastors, whathaveyou, and they are all anyone that has used their lives to help others, regardless of what they believe. These are people who have allowed their lives to be about everyone else, not themselves. They werent out to hurt, ridicule, or degrade. They were trying to teach, heal, defend, protect, and enliven many. Whats so wrong, or worthy of public humiliation, about that?
I want to know why people seem to have this "do as I say, not as I do" mentality, and allow themselves to think its ok? How is you humiliating someone ok EVER? For whatever reason?
I have a word for anyone that attacks another for their beliefs, dress, style, herritage, orientation, or whatever. They are BULLIES. Bullies attack others to make themselves feel bigger. THAT is exactly whats going on. I am calling anyone that has ever trashed, embarrassed, attacked, hurt, or degraded another person for any reason a bully. YOU ARE A BULLY IF YOU FIT THAT CRITERIA. You are inflicting fear onto others based on their differences. How pathetic. I am going to do a small public bullying. Sorry. Has to be done, I think.
You are a scared little person, trying to make yourself feel big by harming another. That person you just degraded is not smaller than you, they are in fact bigger because they did not take the course of action you did. That person will rise above to do greater things than you. Sorry. Its the way it goes. If you need to excel by making someone miserable, you are definitely a miserable person, and nothing, no matter how mean, vicious, scary, embarrassing, and "smart" you are, will ever change that. Greatness is often in the eye of the beholder, and all great people in the world have ALL been capable of getting their points across without being a bully. That is in the word greatness. Something that will elude you until you acknowledge that you dont know it all, and maybe others are onto something. If not, those who dont agree, but are great, try not to offend or ridicule others, it makes them less likely to be listened to. They are polite, at the very least. What you are is something else entirely, and I cannot find words for it. Except one: Bully.
Im done now. I cant really say more. I am not a mean person, I try to defend the underdog as often as possible, regardless of belief, affiliation, orientation, or whatever else. It is time to move on people. I think we all need to work together to bring a common goal to light, but its too easy to fight amongst ourselves. Thats a shame.
I am done asking for compassion for/from all. I am done asking others to think about what they are doing to others before they do it, and I am tired of trying to make others see that co-habitation is possible if everyone could understand TOLERANCE. But, Its easier than accepting the differences of others. Newness is scary.
I think people are scared of the doors that should be opened. They might be proved wrong.