Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 19 - 30 Days of Truth

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

I believe that religion and politics are something that are never discussed over dinner or drinks. Too many people become defensive when their beliefs and/or views are challenged and rather than listening to the other side (even if you think it's wrong) they'd rather get their hackles up. I also think that people have worked too hard in this country (and possibly the world) to make each side such a competition with the belief that only one side can win rather than trying to find a compromise (like we teach our children when they have a dispute) that it's a system that is in dire need of work.

I believe in God. I have no problems saying it. I have no issues admitting it. I'm not ashamed of it. However, do I believe that I have to go to a building on a certain day of the week or at certain times of the day to prove that I do? No. I believe that God loves me no matter how I choose to worship.

With regards to politics...In all honesty I think we need to go back to the way that this country was run centuries ago. That you only got paid when you worked and that politicians were no better than the people who elected them. No separate healthcare plans, no bonuses, no quid pro quo (I'll help get you elected, then you put my people, family, friends...etc in your cabinet/office...etc) no million dollar salaries, and it didn't take being a millionaire to run for office. If you wanted a private driver, they went  on your payroll, not the governments. Just because you are an elected official you do not lose the ability to drive yourself places. Sorry to burst your bubble on that belief.

I'm willing to listen to peoples' arguments on these topics, maybe I learn something new - maybe I learn a new way to look at something. Maybe more people should take that view...

Random Fact: Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.