I'm sure this won't be a popular stamp, but there again, I don't really care. I am proud to be an American, I'm proud of the values our country was founded on, founded on, not keeps. I am ashamed of our government, I'm ashamed of the state our country is in. I'm ashamed of our foreign policy, I'm ashamed of our policies towards our own people, I think our government is a sham that couldn't give less of a shit about the American people, it's soldiers, or our brothers and sisters in other countries. If I could, I would apologize to Russia for the idiotic ' punishing parent' our politicians have had towards them, I would apologize to the people over seas who's family members we've killed and who's lives we've destroyed. I support the troops, I pray that God brings them home safely, I thank their families for their sacrifice but seriously, someone needs to slap some of those fucking idiots in Washington. If you want to use this, just use it.
So a couple of weeks ago, the news report on the radio was talking about a recent poll on separation of church and state. I forget all the answers, but some said they thought the idea "separation of church and state" can be taken to ridiculous extremes. To which I said, "Cool", noting the amount that were of this opinion. Then it talked about those who responded saying they think Christianity should be established as a state, or even a national, religion. My response was exactly this: "NO!!" I forget how many people supported this option...I think I was too busy protesting. xD Hopefully not very many.
Right to freedom of religion is one of our basic freedoms. I'm a Christian, but I'll never agree to having the government force it on others. But, I also don't agree with totally prohibiting religious speech or displays in public--that's a violation of free speech.
Whenever I hear a feminazi whine about how meen anti-choice peeplz want to take her right to kill unborn children in the womb, I am forcefully reminded of white supremacists who think that you hate white people just because you oppose their ideas of extreme immigration restriction, eugenics, or genocide, or because you choose to judge people based on the content of their character instead of their skin. They sound equally moronic.
Opposing abortion is no more misogynist than supporting ethnic diversity is racist against white trash.
Comments disabled. What part of "93% of all abortions are easily preventable or done for convenience" do you not understand? Or how about "abortion would still be evil if men got pregnant?" [link]
This goes with my "Stop the HATE please" stamp. I titled this one a little better though so those of you in my watchers who are atheists, agnostics, etc could choose whether to look at it or not~
Seriously though. Ya'll. I'm tired of it. I said this in my last stamp, and I'll say it here again:
STOP WITH THE BASHING.
Bashing is NOT witnessing. It's scaring people away. People aren't going to listen to you if you bash them and call them ignorant, pagans, etc.
I'm especially tired of seeing an atheist stand up, ask a question while saying they mean no offense, and then getting b-slapped by a person claiming to be Christian.
What? WHAT? How is that witnessing? They asked a question, shouldn't you answer it in a manner in which you can witness to them peacefully?
Aren't we supposed to be about love?
And you know what? There are going to be people who are going to bash us for who we are and our faith-- but that DOES NOT mean we should bash them back. That just makes us look like hypocrites.
Please-- PLEASE-- think! Think before getting offended! Think before lashing out!
We're supposed to witness. Not bash.
It's possible for us to have civil conversations with atheists, etc. Really, it is. If I, a sixteen year old going into her Junior year in highschool, can do it, I'm sure ya'll can.
And you know what? I bet you a civil conversation is more likely to be a success in witnessing rather than a name flinging of "ignorance", "pagan", "you're going to Hell", etc.
So please. I can't stress this enough. Please stop scaring away potential people to witness to.
It not only takes away from a witness opportunity, but it also makes us look bad
Oh, and as I said in my last stamp: Outright hating on Christianity will be marked as spam or hidden. I'd rather not hear it. Also, I'd rather not people comment on trying to stray me away from my beliefs. I'd like you to respect my opinion as much as I respect yours, though I can't make you do that . Your choice on that matter. Anyway feel free to comment, but please remember to be mature about it.
And as for people who may say I'm going to Hell for my "tolerant" beliefs: you don't know me, so don't judge me .
EDIT: To be frank, I'm tired of getting comments from people. Especially people who completely miss the point of the stamp, or find some way to twist my words to satisfy their need to be offended and chastise someone. The stamps are old. I don't really make stamps anymore. I just keep my rants to myself now. Hell, some of my opinions have softened up too in regards to actually caring about those topics these days. But yeah, comments are disabled now. Thanks to those who offered some interesting insight on any subjects on my stamps!