Well, I deleted another Facebook friend. And I did it in the name of censorship. Isn’t ironic (said in my best Alanis sing songy voice)?! I am a number one supporter of free speech, speaking one’s mind and being free to give opinions. But I realized, there are some things I have little tolerance for and it’s my goodamn Newsfeed…I am not stopping them from spewing their junk, just stopping myself from having to be subjected to it.
Last time I deleted a person for this was due to some very ignorant talk regarding gay people. This is one example of what I will not tolerate up in my face. (Yes, I said ‘up in my face’) Racism is another. Yesterday, it was regarding abortion. What it came down to was this person announcing that those who have aborted are murderers. I understand that this is common view perpetuated mostly by the Christian religion. Being against abortion – I have no problem with. I mean I am all for being able to make a choice and if it is one’s choice to be against abortion rights, I have to respect that.
What I do not respect or understand is the immense judgment. It is so funny that a religion which claims to not judge…so many passages in their “book” tell them that only God can and should judge…yet Christians have been THEE most judgmental people I have ever met. Not all. I repeat for those who often miss many words – NOT ALL. But in my own personal experience this has been the case. The most judgmental people I have met have been Christian. Most of all Christians I have met have been judgmental. Can you really blame me for my conclusion?
I have to ask…when these fanatic pre-life people (as if I am anti-life LOL) call another person murder, what do they hope to gain? I can only imagine how many women who have been in horrible situations having to make very difficult and heart wrenching decisions (again, probably not all) read things like that and feel horrific. To be called a murderer??!! So, is that the intention? To make people feel bad? Yea, that is SOOOO Jesus-like. I am sure he’d be oh so proud.
Here is an idea. If these people care about children so much, if they feel they are so much better than the next…why are so many of them doing nothing for the children who are already HERE. I highly doubt that the majority of the people who spew this bullshit are out fostering one of the 100 of 1000s of children in the foster system. I doubt they are at the hospitals helping feed the crack babies. I doubt they are being a big brother to a kid without a dad in sight. What are these ‘saints’ doing with their life which is benefiting the greater good and the children they claim to care so much about?
If you are against abortion, I COMPLETELY support your right to feel that way and speak about your opinion. But if you start to use offensive language to hurt people…then you will be removed from my life. Sorry, but I get to censor and filter that which enters my immediate vicinity. Thank fucking God.