The pope is wrong. He is blinded by prejudice. His words are a disservice to humanity. It is sad that a supposed representative of peace and love goes out of his way to slander and malign good people. The pope's homophobia represents a deep flaw in his character. And indeed, anybody who shares the pope's homophobia is equally flawed.
Can't we all get along?. Should we not work together in mutual respect? Rather than pointing fingers and making accusations which only inflame the passions, why can't we exercise tolerance and good will?
I find it curious that folks are willing to bash Obama before he has even begun. But I am biased,I reside on the left coast and identify with the blue. The red states represent the ignorant, the backward, the frightened. Hence we must be defensive. The red states are dangerous. The red states represent social conservatives and religious fundamentalists.
I am thrown into the division - the culture wars - this is the world as I found it. And I will take a stand and I will take a side. Let me over simplify for the sake of brevity and clarity: Blue is good; red is bad. Left coast, liberal, progressive, is good; bible belt, conservative, Christian, is bad.
Not every single person in a red state is the enemy, just a majority. When the red state majority opposes gay rights, threatens a woman's right to choose, and cares more about keeping their guns than feeding the hungry, they are hurting people.
I urge you, gentle reader, to take a stand and engage the battle lest you regret your thoughtful indecision. If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.
We need to normalize the medical and recreational use of marijuana. Pot smoking is often a good thing, a casual thing, and a harmless thing. To relax and expand one's mind; to contemplate the world and your place in it; to giggle with a friend: marijuana often makes a space for such magical moments.
We should work together to legalize, tax and regulate the sale and consumption of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.
Acceptance of gay marriage is only a matter of time. The numbers are moving fast. The only people who oppose gay marriage are the old, the religious, amd the ignorant. Fear and hatred of homosexuality is being replaced by tolerance and understanding. Moral progress is possible.
"God is a concept by which we measure our pain" John Lennon
God is a fairy tale told to children to keep them complacent. God has no fault, no agency, no existence. The fault belongs to the believer in God, the victim of the hoax, the butt of the religious joke. We must work to educate those people who are so weak of spirit or mind that they fall victim to such outlandish claims.
Herb friendly, secular humanist. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and a hatchetman in the fight against ignorance. I pride myself in taking a punch and will gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject, absolutely, revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method, is love.