Saturday, January 11, 2014

Disagreement = Hate?

A few days ago someone accused me of hating Obama and being racist because I disagree with his policies. I've also been accused of hating homosexuals because I disagree with their lifestyle. I've been accused of hating the victims of gun crimes because I disagree with the push for gun control.

I would appear that I am just full of hate...and yet, I don't hate anyone. Since when does disagreeing with someone or something equate to hate?

I do not hate Obama. I don't know him well enough as a person to have an opinion either way about him. I do, however, understand his policies and see how he's doing things in the office to which he was elected, and I disagree with him. I don't think he's governing this country in a way that is beneficial to the people as a whole. So why does that all of a sudden mean that I hate him?

I do not hate homosexuals. I know several and respect and love them as friends and family. I do, however, believe what the Bible says about the lifestyle and believe it to be wrong. But that does not make me a hater, it makes me a human being with a right to my beliefs just like every other human being and I will not call someone a hater because they disagree with me. They have every right to do so.

I don't hate victims of gun violence, in fact it's quite the opposite. My heart breaks for them. But I also don't think that pushing gun control on law abiding citizens will stop gun violence from happening. Quite the opposite in fact. It's been shown in Chicago, Washington DC, and Detroit that gun control does not a safe city make. Those three cities are the most dangerous to live because law abiding citizens are not allowed to protect themselves from armed criminals. Criminals will get guns outside the law and harm unarmed citizens. It's a proven fact!

Our world seems to be so full of actual genuine hate so why must we make up hate where it doesn't exist? Why insist someone is a hater just because they disagree with you when you can walk around the corner and find someone who actually hates? Our government is full of corruption and evil, yet it is still among the best governments in the world. Do we need to clean it up- ABSOLUTELY! But our founding fathers knew what they were doing when they designed this government. We need to get it back to its roots.

Don't assume someone hates just because they happen to disagree with you. Open your eyes and realize that their opinion is just as valuable as yours even though its different. That is the beauty of freedom!

1 comment:

  1. AMEN sister!!! My famous words these days are...."We'll have to agree to disagree! If it doesn't line up with God's Word & Truth then it ain't so!"