Today I was having a conversation with somebody and the conversation involved religion and politics. We were actually discussing political personality Bill Maher. I myself disagree with most of his political and religious views.
The guy I was talking to loved the ground that Mr. Maher walked on. Anyway, the conversation proceeds and the guy says that everyone who believes the Bible is a homophobic idiot and Bill Maher doesn't want those type people running the world. I simply stated that I personally agreed that marriage is a sacred institution that should only be between a man and a woman.
I do not consider myself homophobic but I believe that God, my God, intended for men to be with women and that's it. Now, I don't try to impose this belief on anyone or allow it into my political arguments because I do not believe that the issue is big enough to be a federal talking point.
We have much bigger problems than allowing homosexuals to marry.
The point is this; everyone has an opinion and to some degree everyone's opinions differ. Voicing of the opinion is okay, that is modern politics.
However, attempting so hard to change the mind of the other party until you are angry is simply silly. If I have my mind made up that God is real and that marriage is strictly between a man and a woman, then changing my mind may be difficult. I as well do not expect to change anyone's mind that does not believe as I do.
I simply voiced opinion. Marriage, at least to me, should only be between a man and a woman.
God, at least to me, exists to the fullest degree. I'm not attacking anyone else's opinions or views, I'm just stating mine.
The kind of stuff that happens in dictatorships
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
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And would you like fries with that?
Most of us have seen the Chick-fil-A signs that urge us to “eat more chicken.” So would you ever expect to see one that says, “eat more crickets?”
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Something to enjoy
On Sunday I had the pleasure of witnessing an Atlanta Braves game up close and in person. I have been to a Braves game before but every time always feels like the first.
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Supply and demand link drug users to murder and mayhem
A point we’ve made in this column on several occasions over the years is touched on today in the Rants and Raves offerings.
Thanks for your help
My family and I were in a near tragic house fire in the early morning hours on April 6 on 5th Avenue N.W.
I want to thank God for sparing our lives. Although my husband had to be air-lifted to the John M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, thank God he is progressing well.
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