Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Religious Freedom Does Not Entitle One To Hurt Others

From Jessica Mayer Herthel's Guest Post, "Ending the 'Gay' Charade"

I've been away for a bit.  With everything going on in the world, hard for me to pick where to pick up and go with for a new post.  Especially considering there are several posts waiting to be finished.

However, since the Religious Freedom topic, is recent, and seems to be fairly spread out among states, (not to mention political aspirers); thought I'd go ahead and put in my two cents.

1.  I was always under the illusion that "religious freedom" referred to enabling everyone to worship (or to not worship) whomever they wanted.

2.  Growing up in a Christian family, I was taught that there were certain beliefs that were the framework for the religion.
                  -Love one another, as you love yourself and as you love God.
                  -Not to judge, lest you wished to be judged; we are all sinners.
                  -Do unto other as you'd have done to you.
         Jesus died for our sins.   All that's asked of us is that we accept, believe, and love.

3.  Being a Christian does not give me license to be a jackass.  Frankly, I don't think it should give me license to anything here on Earth.  I will own up to being a jackass at times; but that's due to my selfish ignorance at the time; nothing else.

4.  Discriminate- "to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than merit."~Webster's

5.  It's getting harder for me to understand how in 2015, people can be willingly cruel.  So, in closing, I'm including from YouTube, a clip from the movie Chocolat, of the priest's Easter message.