Why Apologize?

I love reading the backlash and media spin on the General who said that homosexuality was immoral. It’s funny to me because the military is all about defending our way of life, which, last time I checked includes freedom of speech. This general is entitled to his opinion, and he’s entitled to tell people his opinion.

Many are calling for him to apologize for his statements. Is Tom Cruise going to apologize for the retarded things he keeps saying? How about Rosie?

Can we all agree, if nothing else, that this guy has the right to think whatever he wants and to say what he thinks to whomever he chooses?

Strongly anti-Christian (liberal) people have a tendency to tell Christians to “Stop being judgemental, you narrow-minded scumbags.” Which if you actually think about it for two seconds will sound remarkably judgemental.

This country was founded by people who were seeking religious freedom. You can try and say it’s about whatever you want, but historical facts are facts. Religion, by its very nature, teaches that there are immoral behaviors. To try and stop someone from condemning immoral behavior is… well… un-American. Go figure.

  6 comments for “Why Apologize?

  1. Jodie
    March 13, 2007 at 8:15 pm

    Interesting.
    I am NOT going to disagree with you totally. I do believe that people have a right to say and think what they wish. I believe the objection in this case COULD be the impression that his thoughts and statements could be viewed as a statement by an official, instead of an individual.
    While I am not always good at refraining from judgment, I like to think I try to see things from other viewpoints. In my experience, I see that those who are of the Christian persuasion seem to be less likely to be open-minded. This bothers me. Does it really bug me? Nope. Because in the end it makes no difference. They believe what they wish to. So be it. Just like Incredipete. I read the blog not because I agree with what you say but because on occasion it is good to try and understand where people like you are coming from. Keeps me honest, so to speak.
    As for the country being founded by those seeking religious freedom… absolutely. Completely correct. However… perhaps the thought should remain that “religious freedom” includes the freedom from religion altogether. The idea that religion should be a determinant in government or law at all is my beef.
    So there.

  2. Jodie
    March 13, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    By the way, your blog post time is crazy. Blame George for changing DST.

  3. March 14, 2007 at 8:10 am

    Are you implying that all those who are not so enchanted with Christianity are liberal, or that liberal people are more likely than conservatives to point out that someone is being judgmental?

    I would consider myself a liberal, but I’m not “Anti” anything…other than anti-hypocrisy. If a religion helps you find peace and get through the day, great. Go for it. As long as your religion is not (a) telling you to blow me up (b) telling you to oppress me in some legally sanctioned way or (c) not going to be made a mandatory citizenship requirement, I don’t give a rat’s ass. As far as Christians go, however, very few among those who proclaim to be the most devout actually practice what they preach…but expect everyone else to practice it.

    Hm. I may have to blog about this…I’m starting to ninja your comments section. 🙂

  4. March 14, 2007 at 8:11 am

    PS – Tom and Rosie should shut the fuck up. They are giving liberals a bad name.

  5. Bobby
    March 15, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    I think it all sucks…..thats my opinion.

  6. March 16, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    My confusion is coming from the thought that Christians are standing out as people who preach all the time and hold opinions against others and are under some (stupid) spell.
    Or better yet, they are VERY open to the idea that they are always right and everyone else is wrong.

    Where are these Christians? I keep hearing about them… but I never get to meet them.

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