I believe men and women were created equal. I also believe there is an equal number of men and women who were created stupid, opinionated jerks who need to be smacked a few times.
I believe all races were created equal. I also believe there is an equal number of all races who were created moronic, loud-mouthed twits who need a good kick in the pants.
In the same way, I am not against any one religion. Even though I am Christian, I do believe in loving people of all religions (and non-religions), and that there are very wonderful people within each of these. However, I also believe that scattered within each, there is an equal number of over-bearing, idiotic nit-wits who just need to have their mouths duct taped shut.
There's a Time to Be Silent and a Time to Express your Over-opinionated ViewsLast night I posted a link to a song (Thrive by Casting Crowns... listen to it... it's great!). Yes, it is a Christian song. It's an uplifting, beautiful, Christian song put out there by a talented Christian band. There were many +1's. A random comment, but for the most part just a lot of +1's. I liked that. I'm sure there was many more people who listened and didn't like, or just skipped over it all together. That's fine too.
But then someone had to make a rather rude comment regarding the stupidity of Christianity. Ok, atheists and other religions have their views. I get that. And, that's ok. But a) there is no need to be rude about it. If you have an opinion, express it respectfully; and b) on a song that has nothing to do with what you're opinion is just is not the right place to be heard.
So, I removed these comments (note: I also removed the Christian comments that were not-so-respectfully thrown back at this person). This person called me cowardly for deleting her comments. I found that a bit funny.
To Be (a Coward) or Not to Be (a Coward)In my opinion, the coward would be the person who has to rudely put down people for listening to a song. The coward would be the person who posts comments like this on a song rather than on an actual discussion regarding Christianity. A coward would be the person so afraid of Christianity, she has to berate everyone and everything she finds that has to do with the subject.
The only "Cowardly" thing I did was stop a petty fight from happening on a Google+ shared post of a Christian song by simply removing the uncalled for remarks. Sometimes, this "cowardly" behavior is necessary.
I honestly don't mind a respectful debate regarding Christianity, God, a lack of God, etc. I don't even mind someone telling me I'm moronic for believing in God. I'm proud to moronically follow my Lord and Savior. But if you want me to not be a "coward" and actually discuss these things, then you must first stop being a coward and must learn to be respectful and pick a relevant time and place for such a thing.