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You Are The Problem

In general, I don’t like the statement in the subject, “You are the problem!” In particular, I don’t like it when it is used in situations where there is a “perceived” problem, which in many cases turns out to simply be a difference of opinion.

Let’s say that some people have a certain view point and believe that people who don’t agree are causing some type of problem. The people who don’t agree with the first group either do not see a problem, or may even see the first group as the problem (or part of the problem).

Now I’d like to share the scenario that prompted this post. I was browsing through a Facebook meme post regarding rights. It had a quote from Karl Marx, “Remove one freedom per generation and soon you will have no freedom and no one would have noticed.

In the comments, there were a lot of references to libtards, liberal scum, sheep, etc. Insults to the intelligence of a broad range of people. And MANY references to God, prayer, taking back our nation (I keep asking who took it away from us), and fighting for our nation.

Here’s the kicker, one person basically said that non believers are “why we are in trouble.”

I feel pretty powerful now. America is “in trouble” because I don’t believe in God! I wonder what would happen if all of us “nones” suddenly started believing in God. America would be GREAT again?

No, probably not. Here’s what I think would make us a great nation. Forget about the past – look to the future. Do not aim to take away existing rights, even if you disagree with those rights. Seek to maintain rights and only make changes that would keep the public safer. Engage in dialog to understand differing view points. Read a variety of sources on a given topic. Understand that there is a TON of diversity in the world and people have different views on issues – and those different views do NOT make them less intelligent than you.


Coming Out

Seeing that I have outed myself as a non believer to the most important person in my life (my mommy), I figured that it is time to out myself to the general public.

I am a non believer. I am in the process of determining the title that I wish to accept because it may not be atheist. To those of you who know me personally and you are Christian, I encourage you to still accept me as an upstanding and ethical person.

If you know me personally and you are a Christian, know that I will never attempt to convert you to a non believer status. I would expect the same courtesy from you, in not trying to convert me to your belief system.

I will discuss my non-beliefs from the perspective of generating understanding and acceptance of me and others like me. I will also speak up when I see something that slanders the character of non believers, or infringes on the secular aspect of the USA.