Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

I told myself not to look at the comments on The Rest Is Still Unwritten about Prop 8 post anymore but I just can’t help it. I’m a glutton for punishment I guess. Every time I go back, I read a comment or two which makes me content and happy but it never fails, an opposing opinion always follows.

I don’t have a close friend or a relative who’s gay. As I mentioned in my comments on that post, I was born and raised a Catholic. I went to Catholic school and had to pray before the day starts, before and after class and had first Friday confessions. I was exposed to “God”.

What infuriates me to no end to the point of feeling like I have just been punched in the gut is how people use God to serve their own purpose. In this case, to deny the gay population to marry the ones they love. It sickens me that some people can so confidently declare what’s right and wrong and then drag God into it as if the mere mention of his name is going to make everything final. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in God. What I don’t believe in is that a God so loving would label being gay as wrong. God is so forgiving that he can overlook anything you have done that’s terrible. How can the same God be opposed to one’s happiness through commitment in marriage?

These people who are so righteous and mighty should really get off their high horses. It makes me laugh in a weird way when they talk as if God himself have spoken to them about the rules of being right and wrong. One person actually admitted to talking to a prophet and supposedly, God told the prophet that homosexuality is wrong. OMFG! Can you believe this person? Do they even hear themselves talk? I believe in God and God alone. I don’t think we need middle MEN. What makes you so sure that the so-called prophet is telling you the truth? Do you have proof? How can anyone blindly believe and follow someone just because they said so? I wish people who have the gifts of power such as the “prophets” use that gift in a positive way instead of hurting people just because they can. One comment said that whole gay marriage makes the society a harder place for children to thrive in. BS! People who think like this are one of the reasons it’s been difficult and will continue to be a challenge to live in this society we’re in because they judge.

There’s so much sadness in this world and it pains me that equality is such a difficult thing to achieve… even in America.


  1. I agree. I swear I'm a glutton for punishment. I keep going their to read the comments too. That's where I added your from. I just liked the way you expressed yourself about the topic and think you are well open-minded. I'm like you. I believe in god and ONLY god. What proof does the man have? I totally agree with everything your saying. I guess we should stop reading those comments....hehe...NOT! My last post is about the same topic David spoke about. It's a poem to be exact. Anyway. a **standing ovation** for you!!

    PS. Don't be surprised if I bring some traffic to you blog ^_^

  2. Awww! you're gonna make me cry. hehe! Thank you. As you can see, I'm anonymous because I'm scared of being judged. But now, I'm starting to feel brave and let it all out. I was always very opinionated but always concerned about what others think of me. Screw that! Bring it! haha! I'll be glad to have some traffic in here. You can hear the crickets as of now. :)

  3. Aww Common! Only closed minded people judge. Obviously, I'm not one of them ^_^. You shouldn't be scared of what other people think of you. Just love yourself for who you are. That's what I've learned out of life.

    This is one quote I stick to and it made me a better person, emotionally.

    "He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away." ~Raymond Hull

    No more anonymous! ^_^

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  5. I love that quote.

    I can always blame my upbringing or the society I grew up in for how screwed up I am today but I know I have the power within me to turn that around. Working on that, slowly but surely.