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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Moral Fiber

In light of the recent NFL draft I find myself once again sitting in front of the computer filled with an outrage that even words can't express. I don't by any means consider myself a moral authority as I know I have my share of short comings and less than "moral" actions in my life. So let's start at the beginning: one of the definitions of moral is holding high standards for one's conduct. Now with that being said my first question is What is the measuring stick for universal morality? The Bible? Your conscience? Religion? Society?

How can ONE standard apply to all people when all people don't have the same standards? If I am not a christian how can the christian standard apply to my life? The same holds true for any religion any sect any society. If all people don't hold the same or even similar standard how can there only be one standard? I argue that a persons conscience determines morality and on a grand scale the conscience of humanity should dictate the moral standard of all people.

The next question is does humanity have a conscience? In my opinion all humanity has a conscience which unfortunately is hidden behind religion. Now don't misunderstand I have no qualms with people having faith believing in GOD practicing a "religion" or NOT, I believe that who a person worships is none of my business. Which brings us to the point who someone loves is not my business either, nor is it anyone else's.

As americans we exercise certain freedoms and liberties at our discretion. For Instance homosexuality is eroding the moral fiber of our country but racism isn't. Freedom of speech is only free when people are saying what you want to hear. The masses voluntarily give up their freedoms for faux political presence. In order for us to practice democracy that means that I may not agree with your statement but understand that you have the right to say it. Just like I have the right to oppose you on any level, and while we may disagree it doesn't mean either one of us has more right to say what we feel.

I watched a movie once (set in like the 20's) and a person was going on trial for being a communist. It was obviously a complete misunderstanding and this gentleman was freaking out about it when a young lawyer said to him that our constitution gives him every legal right to be a communist if he so chooses. Now this is not verbatim but you get my point. The laws and principles that this country was founded on are not just important when your rights are being infringed upon. Martin Luther King Jr. said in a letter from his Birmingham cell "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" How unjust is it that justice truth and fairness only apply when they are aligned with the views of any religion sect group or individual.

I do not believe that homosexual rights is a civil rights issue I believe it is a human rights issue. It is our very humanity that is at stake which in my opinion is much more dangerous than the so called "moral fiber of our country". If we lose our humanity we are nothing more than animals. We will become artificial life forms.

Please understand that I respect all  human rights. The ability for a person to live their lives based on their own personal moral meter is the right of every human. Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are the inalienable rights of every citizen of this country and that is not conditional on who a person sleeps with at night. I have no opinion and pass no judgement on homosexuals male or female who they choose to love or not love is none of my business. In all honesty it doesn't affect my life in anyway. Whatever my religious spiritual personal beliefs about homosexuality FOR ME it doesn't negate the fact that they should be allowed to live their lives with the same freedoms and basic human rights that we all live with. No one should be denied a job based simply on sexual orientation.

Michael Sam who in my opinion deserves every right to pursue a career path doing something he is obviously gifted at doing, and right winged extremist are now trying to impede his success simply because he is openly homosexual. How does this appeal to the moral meter within you? Does that seem right? Forget what his job is, should anyone be denied a career based simply on the fact that they love someone you don't approve of?

Since when does society get to dictate what relationships are acceptable? OH YEAH I REMEMBER It used to be illegal for blacks and whites to be in a relationship despite the fact that the people who created society very openly slept with and some even loved the very thing they openly disparaged. It is my firm belief that when two consenting adults enter a relationship the dynamics, the right and wrong of it, the morality is strictly judged between them and GOD, and if they don't believe in GOD well hell its still between them and GOD.

FURTHER MORE, Jack Burkman it is NOT illegal to be homosexual but prostitution is most certainly illegal. How can one who so obviously ignores his own moral voice cast stones about the moral fiber eroding? I find that Christians do not understand the message of Jesus fully nor do they understand his ministry. I am not in anyway trying to bash Christians but if you believe in Jesus then you should know that Jesus was hated and executed by the Religious figures of the time based on the fact that not only did he call himself Son Of God but he kept unsavory company (tax collectors, whores, thieves etc).

My issue with Jack Burkman and everyone and anyone who supports and think like him is that  the very bible they read (and lack understanding) says in 1 Corinthians 2:11 " For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of GOD except the Spirit of GOD". You cant see a persons heart, thoughts or relationship with GOD so how then can you judge it. Although the bible is said to be the inspired word of GOD it was NOT actually written by GOD....and because no one who believes in GOD that is alive today was there when these various books prophecies letters and historical religious accounts happened we don't know how or if any of it was tampered with to fit the common views of the ruling authorities of the time. Religion has always been used as a tool to control the majority with the value systems those in charge determined were the standard.

Jesus was a shinning example of love light mercy tenderness power faith and forgiveness. Since "Christians" are supposed to be "Christ Like" or "like Christ" why do they ignore the second greatest commandment "Love thy neighbor as thyself" (matthew 22:39)

I offer my sincerest congratulations to Michael Sam and his family loved ones and partner.

I offer in kind some friendly advice to every one who feels its their job to impose their "moral" precepts on others:
1Judge not, that ye be not judged. with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 7:1-2)

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.

Fear is the mother of morality.