I have, mostly, stayed away from extremely controversial items and subjects. Talked about them? Yes, but I have seldom sought to really hit on things that would, most likely, bring trolls and horrible comments to my blog. Well, I decided that, after four years or so of blogging, perhaps I should go ahead and speak my mind fairly blatantly. So, I will start with a clip of Ellen D, one of my own favorite people. She had to work her way up there in my mind and soul, but she has managed over the years to do just that. Watch this 4-5 minute clip, then we will do the fireside thing.
Okay, simple clip, simple message – I love those. Now, let’s see if I can muck it up.
I AM ANGRY!
There. That’s a good start. What am I angry about? Well, mostly, I am so very tired of the “religious” world telling the rest of the world what’s right and what’s wrong – I mostly don’t believe in right or wrong and I know that is enough to get people swinging, but too bad.
I was thinking the other day when I saw a sign at a church which read:
One nation under God – doesn’t that sound nice?
Yes, I think it does. However, when a church says that, they almost always mean – their God – or, at least, the same God, but under their beliefs as to what is right and wrong. Certainly, in the church in question here, lesbians would not be considered “under God”. This is where I start to rankle. Let’s look at what the following have in common:
People in Prison
Motorcycle Gang Members
People who like BSDM
Now, let’s do the “Jeopardy” theme tune while you think…Dum de dum dum… dum…dum…dum!
Okay, have you got it yet! The question is: What are people not welcome in most Christian Churches?
I am not against Christianity. I am not against churches. I do have a problem with religion, organized religion, who set people off as good and bad, especially when you are “good” if you go to a Christian church (or Catholic, or Muslim – wow, let’s not go there!).
“One Nation Under God” would be fine if people would just let God do His thing and love us and we love each other. How would that change this nation? The world? Can you imagine if the leader of North Korea honestly called the White House and said, “Hey, I have been acting horrible. I would like to stop all hostilities and start working on making my country an open, loving place where everyone feels equal and loved!”? For that matter, can you imagine the White House doing that?
Obviously, all of this did not stem from watching a 4-5 minute clip of Ellen. But, it has bothered me and I decided that even Trolls are loveable in some way, so here is my attempt at a controversy. Now, before you slam this post all of you people out there who are not so loving and understanding, let me make two comments:
First, I am not opposed to deleting any horribly said things that are simply there to start an argument or to insult me or my generally wonderful audience.
Two, you should worry that I may NOT delete your comment, but may add my own afterwards, in which case, you may be exposed for the fraud or nasty person you are or can be made to look like…up to you.