Change

8 11 2012

Sometimes I feel like I have moved into a new universe. It is funny how we change and grow through life. Of course, we all know people who have not grown. People who are stagnant. I personally don’t enjoy change much – it always feels a bit painful to me. I am slowly learning to embrace change though – because it feels much more painful to stay stuck. I don’t want to let the things that hold me back – the fears and insecurities that I battle with – keep me from growing to be the real true Michele that I am intended to be. What happens to us? Life happens. We are imperfect people raised and surrounded by other imperfect people. Traumas, disappointments and hurts begin shaping us into something we are not. Then it seems we spend the rest of our life trying to unload all of that garbage and find ourselves again.

As much as I don’t appreciate change while I am experiencing it – I most certainly do NOT want or desire to be stuck right here where I am now! One area of my life I probably need to work on is being more compassionate about people who are stuck. The fear they are experiencing must be HUGE. They complain and gripe about the exact same thing for years – yet do nothing to change it or move on. I don’t really have much respect for that. Hell – I know it is hard! I know it won’t be an overnight fix, and even those of us who have changed sometimes go back and find ourselves in those weird places again – but at least try for God’s sake!

I should connect this with something relevant to Rainbow Ice Cream – since that is why you read this blog. I saw a video yesterday that hit the nail on the head. If you are a Christian who continues to say that homosexuality is a choice and a sin and you keep quoting the scriptures that pertain to homosexuality in the bible – STOP! Good grief people – those scriptures have been thrown into LGBT people and their families faces too many times to count them. One more reading and “lecture” from you is NOT going to suddenly make us wake up and smell your roses!!!

This young man went on to say that until you have read the bible with the study guides that explain the original greek or hebrew and explain the culture and times it was all written in – then do not even discuss it with him. I feel that same way. I am finished having discussions with people who want to use the bible to bash people and are not willing to do their work on the truth. These people may say they take the bible literally, but they do not. I assure you that they are not out stoning non virgins on their wedding nights, they probably eat shellfish, and wear mixed fiber clothing. I doubt the women are covering their heads before going into church either. But by God they cling to these gay bashing scriptures as if their lives depended on it!!! I have a theory – because as a young kid they were taught that homosexuals did perverted sex acts – and when we are kids – sex in general is gross – so add in a sex act that doesn’t make sense and BAM! Gay people are deviants!

UGH – I am so sick and tired of it all. It is so untrue. What is true is that the people who should be loving the very most – the people of faith – are the ones judging and hating the most. It just makes me so angry!! People who argue and change their story and defend their point until it doesn’t even make sense anymore – because they can’t be honest that they may just not know EVERYthing.

I will quit ranting and leave this on a good note now – 9 states plus Washington DC now have legal marriage for everyone – regardless of gender!!! Ten different places that same-sex couples can get married if they choose!! This happened in our recent election – the 1st time in our countries history that the people chose to pass these laws themselves. I think things are changing!! I think the bigoted, bible thumping, blaming their homophobia on God people are beginning to be a minority in this country. Change isn’t always an easy process while we are going through it – but in the end – we are always so glad we stuck it out and saw it to the end!! This will be the same – even though it is not easy to keep fighting the fight – one day we will know it was all worth it!! We will leave the world a better place for our kids and grandkids!

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2 responses

8 11 2012
B.

There’s so many hateful people out there who don’t want to open their minds and hearts and I, personally, can’t wrap my head around it. Whenever someone throws the religion card at me I just let them know “you know, at one point we thought african-americans weren’t accepted by God according to some religious people and thought not to deserve the same rights. Are you going to be that group my future kids read about in books and shake their heads? Or the people that their religious great-grandchildren are ashamed of?”

But on the positive side, like you said, 9 states now approve of gay marriage and we’re slowly changing. And we can say we were here to witness it 🙂

14 11 2012
rainbowicecream

very well said. I often think that too – wonder how many people will be ashamed of the side of history they are on?

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