Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sit Down for Religious Freedom

Sit Down For Religious Freedom

I'm being sarcastic (I don't want to be scorned)--as I believe we should have some religious freedom as long as it doesn't intrude on personal freedoms. Religion as an institution has been notorious for trying to create an imbalance of human rights. The Catholic Church is against same-sex relations (human freedom), contraceptives (human freedom), women priests (human rights), and abortion (human freedom).

This isn't to say I don't believe in some of its teachings. I was raised Catholic, attended private schools, and went to mass every Sunday. Religion taught me a lot of positive values; however, I do not stand up when personal freedoms are prohibited. Religion taught me God accepts every one the way they are, but the people in charge of religion tell me this isn't true, and we all know the people in charge of religion have just as many flaws as the next person.

I am not gay, I am not a woman, and I don't believe in abortion, but I am accepting of these people. I see "Protect Religious Freedom" signs in front of churches, and want to put a sign next to it that reads "Protect Individual Freedom." No more hypocrisy. I think someday the church will modernize to be more accepting of its followers, and will look back on some of its teachings as prehistoric as it has done in the past... God bless.

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