Tonight, I was sitting and enjoying my daily skinny on today’s politics and happenings. Naturally, it was Fox News being the network that my grandmother subscribes to. The topics debated made me chuckle. “The War on Religion and America”.
Firstly, I’d like to point out that America was never intended to be a religious country. Though, Fox News may disagree with me, this country was built on the right to question mainstream philosophies without persecution or oppression. With that, I find this particular debate somewhat of a paradox.
The pinnacle (if you will) of the debate was the idea that our nation was falling apart because the Christian philosophy is slowly fading out. This destruction of religious practices is crucifying our nation.
My friends, fellow Americans, this puts our country along the line of some theocracy. We are not theocracy. The idyl American society is an eclectic society.
Fox News claims that Atheist Academias and the President of the US are the Destructors of our morals. However, it’s ideology that the destruction of a religion is the downfall of a nation dismisses the first amendment. Freedom of speech, religion, press, and a peaceful assembly.
We’re an eclectic nation. Ground where all are welcome to unify under the agreement of natural rights.
We can ignite a fire that’ll never die
Or put out the flames with a brief good bye
We can kiss each other’s pain away
or pretend we never had a thing to say
We can toast with champagne and wine
Or go on as if emptiness is fine
We can prey with dreams on a midnight sky
Or destroy what we built with a lie
It seems as though our society lacks question.
Better yet, they lack the ability to analyze new theories due to their utterly blind faithfulness.
It’s like they admire all these great men and women that revolutionized our society. People that question the norm. It’s like they’ve turned their nose up to the people that opposed our great heroes.
Do they not see that they are the ones pushing against new ideas?
They only agree with it because it’s the present.
It’s what is accepted amongst our society.
This thorn in my side, but what can I say?
I’ve got not a soul but my own to blame
Your hand digging the dagger that was in too deep
Your heart where I lay in solitude to sleep
You can claim a mistake
But I’d trade my take for your critique of my missed takes
It was about two hours past when I found myself in a conversation with an ex and a mutual friend of our’s. The conversation went from jolly to a real horror-show in less than seconds.
All it takes is the question, “how did you two date?”
Good question. Je ne sais pas. Believe me.
My ex looks at his desk, breaking the almost constant eye contact. I reciprocate it by looking at the floor.
Our friend turns to him.
He says, “I don’t know,”
I say, “Biology,”
Then our friend says, “But how?”
It was there that my heart was dropped like some fragile vase.
“It was a mistake. Don’t look at me,”
His eyes still avoiding contact.
Oh well. The past is the past; too bad ghosts can’t be executed.
For the past week, we’ve been debating topics in my Civics. Today’s hot topic was Abortion. We get Two cards, and every time we speak, we give up one card. Once we’re out, we can’t speak again for the rest of the day.
My side: 3 people
Other side: 25 people
Other side: “…how would you like it if someone just walked up and shot you?”
My teacher: “Koryn, would you like to speak on the behalf of your side ?”
Me: “No, I need to save my cards, but Jeremy (a guy on my side) has some valid points.”
Jeremy: “No, I don’t. That’s okay, I don’t… I really don’t.”
Me: “Jeremy, speak up!”
Jeremy: “No! Did you see the movie 300? Yeah, it didn’t end well.”
Me & other guy: PHAHAHAHAHA!
Jeremy: “You think I’m joking, but I honestly don’t know weather to take that last comment as a threat!”
Today I broke the chain
That day you decided to smile my way
The love we gave
The nights we saved
I still can’t say if it was all a game
Was the amiable words just for stage?
Now, I see the animosity towards me
i asked her
if the truth
from my bitter
sets fire to your
i fed lies into
her thighs, tried
to avoid sweet
teeth to bring me
closer, found love
inside your drowning
I have to say…. I can relate.
I was sitting at lunch, anticipating my next hour, while talking with my friend. I asked him his opinion of god, and as earlier on the year, his response was he didn’t know. The conversation proceeded on, and I eventually asked him about abortion.
He turned to me with great conviction, and said, “No, I don’t stand for that sh*t…unless having the baby would just kill you,” so I pushed further. I asked what would happen if his child was damned to being a vegetable their entire life. He still disagreed- he still said life or death. He said, “I was suppose to be retarded, and they wanted my mother to abort me, but she didn’t.” Somehow, this statement hit home with me.
I may still be a cynic, and I may still stand for pro-choice, but I pondered life without this friend.
I came to the conclusion that I may just care about this person- or more- I may actually love this person.
He may just be a figure of my everyday life, but you really don’t understand how attached people are to Habit. You really don’t understand how much you care about someone or something until it’s gone. Thinking about this specific friend out of my life made me realize how much I took him and everyone else for granted.
On this lovely Sunday afternoon, I was siting on the couch conversing with my family in the Den.
Lo and behold my Grandfather walks in frustrated by the newest election poll results.
“Obama is sending America to the gutter ! He’s got the Gay vote, he got the Black vote, he got the Female’s vote ! This nation has become a liberal nation ! The Lord might get mad at us.” he vented.
Now, I’m all about religious freedom, but one thing that I’ve learned from living in a small, semi-desolate town is South Louisiana is that everyone expects you to be a Christian Conservative. Pardon my expression of self, but I am no Christian Conservative, and frankly, I don’t appreciate people telling me what morals I should and shouldn’t have.
Firstly, one of my morals is love and let live. I don’t believe in oppressing anyone. No matter your race, gender, social status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or place of origin. If you believe in coexisting with others that aren’t like you, then brother, you are a friend of mine.
Secondly, I am an American. Last time I checked America was the Land of the Free- let’s keep it like that. No one should ever be denied their rights as long as they don’t oppress or prohibit the rights of another.
Thirdly, I truly desire that my fellow citizens (of not only America, but of the World) will live in peace and harmony.
I hope that we all link hands and work for the better of man. I understand it’s unrealistic, but I still have faith in humanity, and I believe a little faith is all you need.
“I hope someday you will join us, and the world will live as one”