by Gray Graham
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Yes I serve God. Yes I am a follower of Jesus Christ. It is who I am. It defines who I am. I keep God first and foremost in everything that I do. I am finding out that this is a difficult concept for Americans and some others to grasp. For many people religion and beliefs (dirty words in today’s world) are just a pair of clothes, that can be removed and changed at will.
So for me there is no such thing as not living by my beliefs. I do not put them on hold so that I can do other activities or fit in with society. My beliefs make me who I am. I make no apologies for my beliefs. I never force anyone to accept my beliefs or follow my beliefs. I would expect others to do the same.
Apparently there are more than a few people that feel that they have the right and obligation to obliterate the beliefs of others because they do not share them or they do not meet with their personal views on life.
Unless we all agree on the exact same universal truth of good and evil (which we do not) then it is a little presumptuous to know your way is better than my way. If you truly believe in freedom then you should believe that people are free to make their own choices in life.
So if a woman wants to marry a woman, a man wants to have 100 wives, a woman wants her husband to be the head of her house, a woman wants to have sex with 1000 men a month, a Black woman wants to be a Conservative, a cattle farmer wants to be a vegan, or a woman wants to be a Muslim; they all should be free to make that choice themselves.
Your approval is not necessary and I can almost guarantee it is not wanted. We all are free to give our views on life but none of us are free to force others to accept those views. Sometimes this means that people will do things we don't like.
Stop insulting others. Stop being insulted every time someone says something you don't like. Is it really that hard to learn to coexist? Say your peace and then move along. It is not necessary to say every thought that comes into your head. Most importantly it is not necessary for everyone to think the way that you do. That is the opposite of loving and accepting people for who they are.