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