Why I don’t discuss the hot-button issues

24 09 2008
Its a button. Get it?

It's a button. Get it?

For those of you who’ve been reading for a while, you may have noticed that I don’t discuss three of the major political and social issues in America, namely: abortion, gay marriage, and God’s prominence in our government. It’s not that I’m disinterested or ignorant of these subjects, it’s just that I don’t like to discuss them with people because of the inevitable shitrain each conversation becomes (in Texas) after bringing any of them up. I may be an asshole, but I occasionally have the good sense to keep my damn mouth shut.

I have strange justifications for stepping out of or purposefully derailing those kinds of conversations. For abortion, it’s that I don’t have a vagina or a degree in medicine, and for all intended purposes those are champion reasons. For gay marriage, my reasoning is similar: I’m not gay, nor do I ever intend to marry a gay man; I am neither a priest or a rabbi. (I’ve recently said outloud some stupidly negligent things about this topic, but apparently at least one person found them insightful.)

As for God’s place in our government or on our money, I say that I am not a legal American citizen, and therefore my slobbering heathen origin precludes me ever having anything intelligent to add to the subject. I then prove this by cracking open an expensive antique globe to find the delicious fruit inside.

There rarely is any fruit inside.

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4 responses

24 09 2008
hang2gether

I understand your view on abortion. That makes sense to me. As far as not being a priest or a rabbi, political issues are not religious issues. Allowing homosexual marriage would not be unconstitutional and our freedoms, I feel, enhance our morality and tolerance. Priests and Rabbis can encourage the faithful to vote a certain way, but in the end homosexual marriage is and always will be political, not moral or religious.

Many a right-winger will probably tell you that you have no say because you’re not a legal American citizen, but you are still a human being. Your views and opinions are equally valid regardless of your leverage upon our country. It doesn’t take an American citizen to see the affront to democracy posed by increased religiosity in the public sector.

Basically, I can understand if you don’t feel like putting up with people. But never feel un-entitled to your views or your ability to convey those opinions. You’ve got an audience who wants to hear them.

24 09 2008
Seresecros

That is the most hit-worthy collection of tags I have ever seen. All you need is to add ‘porn’, and you could break the internet with those things.

24 09 2008
The Schroederist

Is that why Firefox is crying?

Damn. My bad.

12 02 2009
Anonymous

fuck off

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