(Seven Posts in Seven Days – Day 7 …Thank God)
No matter what religious views you have (or don’t have) there are at least a billion people (or more) in the world who don’t agree with you. Maybe that is your cross to bear… your stone to carry… your spell to cast… your opinion to defend ( or not defend)… But that is the world we live in. When it comes to God none of us have a monopoly.
No matter how you vote in this election, several million will have disagreed with you. When it comes to politics, we don’t have a monarchy.
When I think back to John Kennedy, I remember that people had serious concerns with his being Catholic. And if my memory serves me correct (and that is always questionable), one of the main concerns was that he might have to put the Pope before the country. It was a valid concern and a fair question to ask.
But somewhere along the way the questions stopped being questions and started being accusations. I read some of the comments on this blog over the weekend and I just have to roll my eyes. I believe I wrote in support of freedom from religion as well as freedom for religion. They can coexist even if the panel on The View cannot.
The ability of our leaders to remain true to their own beliefs while respecting the beliefs of others is our greatest challenge just as it has been our greatest accomplishment.
So to come full-circle, I called Sarah Palin a bitch because I see a woman who took a very colorful world and decided to paint it in black and white. I have visited Alaska. It has more to offer than just oil and snow.
Thanks for stopping by everyone. After tomorrow, Margaret and I will go back to just being two silly old opinionated broads with a blog. We hope you stop by every now and then to say hello. I mean it. Really.