Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Peace, Love, and STOP BULLYING.

I am posting this for anyone who isn't a Facebook friend, who may stumble upon this blog. I will have a civil discussion with anyone who chooses, but will not tolerate hate.

I see a lot of things on Facebook that make me angry. I see a lot of people that post hatred and violence against a group because of race, size, religion, etc. Many of the posts are done in religious pretext. This is why so many people turn their backs on religion and God. My Bible instructs me to love my neighbor, and specifically "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants" (Matthew 21-23). My loving God teaches me that forgiveness is my job, judgment is His. Some of you do this in the name of the USA, but wasn't the US originally a land for the religiously persecuted according to numerous history books.

Many of you are educated, and some are not, but hate begets hate, and violence begets violence. How can we expect violence to stop if we keep perpetuating it ourselves?

Many people are in favor of abandoning family because they love the wrong people. Isn't that where so many family feuds start? And where does it get people? They miss out on people that love them and family members they never know. Is this okay? Are we teaching our kids that they have to love who we say, or else we won't love them anymore. I guess it is since we are teaching adults that it's okay to kill, maim, or emotionally hurt people because they are the wrong religion.

You can delete me if you want, but I won't be mean to a gay/ lesbian person, Muslim, Baptist, Christian, Agnostic, Atheist, etc. You scream bullying is wrong, but then I see things everyday that teaches people that it's okay to bully people if they are too fat, thin, gay, straight, religious, heathen, rich, poor, root for the wrong team, etc. As long as we don't bully the kids it's okay to bully other adults. You know where our kids learn to bully? From watching the adults.

I lost my cool with a student that was verbally threatening and physically trying to intimidate me. I lost my "class" because of it. I can go back in the spring, but do I want to go back to a school that teaches their students that it is okay to bully the teacher? I really have to think about how badly I need the money.

I am sick of bullying in the name of God, Country, and homespace. Grow up. Learn to live together. Learn to love one another. Peace, love, and happiness. I will side with Quaker teachings and my friends at Hippie Peace Freaks on Facebook. I will not support violence and hatred. I love you all as Christ teaches, but I will not support bigoted views.