posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 02:29 AM
reply to post by nwtrucker
I'm glad you enjoyed my post, and I thank you again for sharing your thoughts, I've enjoyed reading them.
I will say one thing: You have the right to abstain from anything to do with homosexual lifestyles as your religion dictates, just as Jewish people
have the right to worship on Saturday not Sunday, just as Hindus from India have the right to abstain from anything having to do with meat eating as
their religion dictates. The key is not getting into these other people's lives and telling them how to live. We have freedom of religion.
But let me really cut to the core here... The issue is this: I think the problem with many of you social conservatives is you actually underestimate
how low the bar has sank, you underestimate how really evil things have become right now. Little things like smoking a joint and playing guitar or a
promiscuious lifestyle are DWARFED by the immoral actions going on right now at high levels. And its not easy to see, either - it often takes a
calculator and some research/thinking to even grasp the huge stuff that's going on. So when I hear conservatives talking about the unsustainability
of the debt for instance, they get some of my respect. But not the smaller social issues. (think about the government forced homosexual abuses
reported in Abu Graib/Gitmo for instance, and contrast that to some consenting guys sharing wine and an evening together to see what I mean. Which is
more important to stand up to?)
The other thing I think conservatives underestimate is the goodness of people's hearts, despite all the bad things happening at a large scale. People
thirst for moral direction, deep inside they yearn to do the right thing. But if the spokespeople for moral direction are focused on small things, and
don't acknowledge the horrendous large scale things average Americans have seen, we must conclude that they are just useful idiots, who will only
distract from the big bad things going on toward little things that pale in comparison. This is the view many Americans have of social conservatives.
First and foremost they must show a mind capable of grasping the scale of modern evil to earn the people's respect. They must be able to deal with
the remarkable cleverness of evil.
Again, I thank you for sharing your thoughts, I hope you will respect that I am just sharing mine. I believe deep inside that we will overcome these
obstacles and be a great country again. Peace!