Thirty Days of Truth, Day 19: What do you think of religion and politics?

Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?

I figured now that The Worst Dating Story Contest has almost wrapped up, I’d get back to sporadically posting the Thirty Days of Truth series.

To be honest, I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. I love to talk about controversial subjects like religion and politics, and honestly… I don’t think they’re talked about enough. It bothers me that these subjects are “taboo”.

So here it is, my opinions….

I don’t believe in organized religion, however I am spiritual. What is the difference, you ask? Well, I have beliefs, a lot of them… I just don’t think it’s fair or right to slap labels and boundaries on them. I want to believe in something because it feels right to me, not because someone told me to or because the bible says it’s so. I also dislike it when said organized religions try to push their opinions on me, and when they speak as though what they believe is fact and everyone else is wrong in their thinking. I think that it’s ignorant and hypocritical. I have no disrespect for anyone who follows a specific religion, so long as they have respect for me and the fact that my beliefs may or may not be different.

And then there’s politics. I love politics. I think if I ever went back to school, I would major in political science. I find it very interesting, but unfortunately there is so much going on in the world and only so many hours in the day. It’s hard to stay up to date and informed, especially with foreign politics. I do my best to stay on top of local & federal politics mostly.

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time then it should come as no surprise to you that I’m a conservative. I suppose that comes from both my hard-ass, no bullshit personality and past experience. I can be a bit rough around the edges at times. I tend to have a lot of compassion for the working poor, victims of crime, and children though, so if you ever want to see my softer side, I suggest you aim there. However, if you’re wanting support to increase employment insurance, ease up on criminals, or fund the arts, then I’m definitely not your girl. One of the things I want to do in the future is be an advocate for victims against violence and adopt or foster a child.

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9 thoughts on “Thirty Days of Truth, Day 19: What do you think of religion and politics?

  1. Politics and religion are definitely tough topics. I’m cool with whatever anyone believes as long as they respect mine as well. I’m pretty open to almost anything. I enjoy going to different churches and learning about different religions, but of course still have my own beliefs. Politics… ugh. I’m not a fan at all. I think it’s a lot of work to stay on top of the issues and view it from all sides to make an educated decision regarding voting and even thoughts on things. I’m with ya on those issues in the end of your post for sure. You definitely hit on some good ones. I could go on and on there. Great post today!

    • Politics isn’t for everyone, but I do think it’s important for everyone to understand it on some level… seeing as it governs so many aspects of our lives. :)

      I’m glad you commented- nobody ever comments when I write about politics because it’s “taboo”… *rolling my eyes*

  2. I think that most people think that what they believe is true or fact, or they wouldn’t bother to adhere to what it teaches when it deviates from what they would like to do. I don’t think all people in organized religions (myself included) want to follow all of the commandments and requirements of the religion, but believe it’s the correct way and so they do it. I don’t try to force feed people my religion, but if you traipse around my blogs, you’ll see my personal beliefs (including some that may seem “old-fashioned” or “controversial”). I believe we were all given free will and if you investigate it and don’t think it’s true, how that works for you is how it works.

    I’m split on politics. In many ways I’m conservative, but in some ways I’m a liberal. I’m all about helping people, which seems in line with more liberal things. On more moral issues, I’m conservative. I’m not comfortable saying one way or another way speaks for me totally, or that ones policies in total represent what I believe the country should do. I take things issue by issue and policy by policy.

    Where can I find this 30 days of truth? I may do that for my personal blog.

    • I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a person thinking that their own religion is true or fact (obviously you’re not going to believe it if you think it’s fake), it just bothers me when people are so closed off to the possibility that other people might be right as well. I mean, if I believe x and you believe y, does it really have to be so black and white as “I’m right and you’re wrong”? I mean, if we all believe in different things, who are we to say that everyone else is wrong?

      I do have a few somewhat more liberal thinking views, but they are definitely few and far between. I suppose a lot of my political views are influenced by where & how I was raised and the things I’ve been through.

      If you click the link at the top of this post, for Thirty Days of Truth… it will take you to all of the posts in the category. The very first one has a list of the topics. :)

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  4. this is great that you posted this! I’m always scared to post about either for fear that people will judge me and stop wanting to read me or just write nasty comments. I’m like that in real life too. I have a lot of outspoken friends who talk about their beliefs on politics and religion all the time and since I disagree with them, I just stay quiet rather than stand up for what I believe in. I’d rather not get confrontational…I believe what I believe and I respect what you believe…even though I think it’s wrong. haha, does that make sense? (and when I say “you” I don’t mean you directly, just you in general)
    great post : )

    • It makes total sense, I completely agree. I think people should be able to talk about these things and do so in a respectful manner. It bothers me that people feel as though they have to stifle their opinions for fear of being attacked.

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