This is what I was asked this morning on that Journal Time Blog of which I was speaking yesterday.
Below is my response. Curious…how would YOU respond to that question?
That is a super insulting, ridiculous, mean spirited, closed minded question. To be perfectly honest with you – I have more spirituality in my ass cheek than you have in your whole being. You can preach all you want, but when you use your religions and your “Jesus” to condemn, ridicule and hurt…then you change the intent of the whole meaning. I would be ashamed, quite frankly of how you and others use your words to bully those who refuse to conform. Do you realize how many religions are out there?? So the little kids in Zimbabwe are damned to hell because they did not grow up with parents who even knew what Christianity was?? If that is your “god” way, then I am even more happy to be separated from it.
The mere fact that you think and say that people do not have a SOUL because they do not believe the same things you believe…honestly…you should stop talking because you are doing your “mission” a disservice.
I wanted to be nice here and I tried. You accused me of bashing the bible…of tearing down your beliefs. I did NOTHING of the sort. I simply said I did not agree. That is all. That’s it. You, my dear, have done the bashing here. So, how exactly does that equal out to you being the better person?? The logic is skewed.
I believe in a higher power. I call this energy God. Others can refer to it/him/her as anything they choose. That is this freedom all you republicans pretend to care so much about.
I believe in an afterlife and have read many spiritual books regarding the existence of consciousness after death. I have read extensively on near death experiences (and someone close to me having one). I also believe in reincarnation.
I do not take my beliefs lightly. But I would never feel the need to preach them to those who are not requesting. I also do not feel the need to shame, condemn or ridicule those who believe differently. For that, I am proud.
You should know that speaking and acting this way will not ever result in getting someone to convert to your “way”. Not ever.
- ‘Burn a Koran Day’ Is Un-American and Not Christian (politics.usnews.com)
- Steve McSwain: Creationism, Burning the Quran and the Mosque Near Ground Zero: What Do They Have in Common? (huffingtonpost.com)