I nearly cried this morning when I read what someone posted as a reply to my entry on Choose Life the other day. No, it wasn’t posted here; it was posted to my Facebook page where I told everyone if they felt like more controversy to read my latest entry. Basically, the individual told me I was spot on when I talked about my views on abortion, but disagreed with me when it came to the death penalty.
Now wait a minute! I never even said what those views are…yet. What’s more the individual also is criticizing whom I am planning to vote for in November for president. For the record, I welcome open debates and disagreements, but please don’t ever make it sound like I cannot think for myself.
I have learned what’s right isn’t always what’s popular and definitely what’s popular isn’t always right. That also goes almost without saying that I have often stood by what isn’t popular and what is right. I have been insulted, ridiculed, and mocked for much of what I stand for and who I believe in.
I have yet to find many people who share my beliefs in their entirety, but I do find some people who share SOME of my beliefs and am grateful to have found those few.
If you are not afraid to stand up for your beliefs, you can gain so much more maybe even a few friends (or admirers if you’re extremely lucky).