Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Is There Anything Else You're Not Telling Us?
A occasional fact of wonder to me while engaging in this blogging diversion from my personal socioeconomic Armageddon, is that not only do I have several viewers and correspondents who self-identify as religious in varied fellowships, in some cases strongly so...But that these gentle spirits actually respect and encourage my right to express myself as I see fit, even when these exhibitions grind against their personal cosmologies.
I feel that people such as these are the true embodiment of their faith - showing wisdom, empathy (the kind that judges never will have) and personal forgiveness for transgressions against them, regardless of whether the offending party acknowledges or is even aware of those feelings.
Many of these fine people espouse a creed of personal responsibility...That one's own life is the ultimate example, a state of wholeness with God and man being a worthy temporal goal...and that notches on one's belt of those that one has personally 'saved' are no benchmark that is recognized by higher authority, come whatever reckoning awaits.
Knowing that they can co-exist with and betimes thrive in a world often hostile to their ecclesiastical notions goes a small way toward offsetting the panoply of rampant unenlightenment perpetrated by those who use their religion as a social battering ram, and license of assumed superiority to perform wickedness and moronisms 'in the Lord's name'.
For those of you who see themselves in the more positive light that I have described, I cannot share your faith...But I will defend your right to it, and do no harm.
For those like Carrie Prejean - As your fleeting beauty fades, do continue to be prideful of your ignorance...for it is all you will ever have in this world.