Family vs. Belief
My aunt (not blood relative) posted an article on Facebook about how same-sex marriages negatively affect children, and how it should be banned. Here’s what my cousin (her nephew) had to say:
Firstly I didn’t read the article, just what you posted regarding the article. You are in fact entitled to your opinion, however in the life we not only have to look at how are words and actions affect our lives, but the lives of others. Your postings have a blatant disregard to those around you, especially loved ones, especially family. You know you have several family members who are gay/lesbian, and along with those, family members who love them for who they are. When those family members see someone posting hurtful things, it affects not only the individual with that lifestyle, but all those who love and care for them also. I do not wish to see my family torn apart for one persons belief, because people are taking it personal. I have opinions, but I take a second to think before I act and make sure nobody whom I care about is affected by my actions.
Religion is characterized as belief and not fact. Books such as the bible was written by many, over long periods of time, books were left out and passages open to interpretation. I have the utmost respect for people’s beliefs, but they are beliefs, not facts. Salafi Islam for example (radical Islamic belief system) teaches hate of the West. It is simply just another interpretation of the Koran, it is not fact, but they are men out there who push this belief into peoples heads, in turn it turns into fact, into hate. I have seen more damage in my life caused by religious beliefs that anything else, ten times more than you will see in a life time.
Whether someone is black, white, gay, straight, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, we are all the same. No God out there wishes hate on each other, or is going to punish someone for what they choose to be. And if he is, that’s there problem, they will live there life the way they choose. I don’t think anybody has ever changed their beliefs due to what they have read on Facebook, there is no point to the posting, except to slap people in the Fcae. I have my own beliefs, know there is a God out there, but religion is evil, it is a method of control, it regulates society and creates a world of followers that get brainwashed. For what? Why? Because someone tells you so.
Finally if you want to post those things, go ahead, I will not judge you. But look at the people you’re affecting, look at what people are saying about those posts, one quote was “disgusting” and another was “horrible”. Look at the perception you are creating for people. As a business owner with clients on your website/Facebook page, I am sure I am not the only one who was disappointed with the post, not the only one who has gay family members. You are a representative of not only 4life, but also your family name. Everyone has beliefs and is passionate about certain things, but when I have a friend that gets killed, I don’t go bashing Muslims on my page, that would be ignorant.
If you want to delete me from Facebook and continue that’s fine. I never posted anything on your comments and would never disrespect you. . I hold nothing against you, but I would take a quick look at your actions and whom they affect, because these comments will tear this family apart eventually. I will always protect my family, just like I would protect you, Ashley or anyone else, what you’re saying is hurting people, you may say delete me etc, but the simple fact is that you’re posting it when you know you still have Kathy, Lakiesha, Hilda, and your cousins on there. Do you think God would advise that? Hey people after mass go and shit on your family?
In conclusion, this doesn’t make anyone’s life better, it gains you nothing or anyone else, all it is, is destructive, it’ s that plain and simple.
I was once given some good advice; it was, never talk about religion or politics.
With the utmost respect and love,