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Author: Ontlogicalamity
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This is based on a real conversation. It isn't really poetry, and some of it, obviously, isn't even my writing, but having said that I think its worth reading because the closing theme is something I didn't even notice until I had read it. Yes, I know its long.


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Do you know who I can't stand? I can't stand the people who walk around outside Planned Parenthood with signs, yelling at doctors and patients alike. I am good friends with one of these people, curiously enough. She recently described in her weblog a day of doing this, and I replied:

"So very wrong." She answered my statement. I knew that she would:

"How is standing up for and against what we beileve in wrong?" She took the bait, though by now you must understand, this is routine. Said I:

"It's wrong because you have nothing to stand up for. You don't believe in abortions? Fine, nobody's forcing you to have one. The people who go to the clinics make up their own minds about it, in whatever ways they see fit. If they want to discuss the religious aspect then they'll consult a minister of whatever faith they subscribe to. Why is it so important to you that other people see things your way? That's all it comes down to." And in typical fundamentalist rhetoric, (if one can call it that,) she retorted:

"It's not my way that we want them to see. It's Gods way. There is no other way~" I think the tilde was a typo for an exclamation point. Either way, it made me angry. I screamed in text:

"YARRRRRR, YOU CAN'T PROVE THAT TO ANYONE EXCEPT YOURSELF. You know what that makes it? An opinion. Keep it to yourself unless someone asks you for it. That's just common decency." Now here is where it gets interesting, simply because she never made it this easy before!

"4 Characteristics of a fool:

1. never wrong
A. self-made man=fool
B. Proverbs 28:26
-"One who trusts in himself is a fool; But one who walks in wisdom, he is kept safe."

2. unteachable
-"Fools are interested in their perspective on the truth -- not the actual truth."~Pastor Stan Key

3. get angry quickly
-Proverbs 17:12
-"It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in folly."

4. talks a lot
A. loves to share his own opinion
B. be quick to listen and slow to speak
C. "we are made with 2 ears and 1 mouth, you do the math"
D. Proverbs 17:28
- "Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent."

Thank Pastor Key for that." Now I realize that's a lot to take in, but she was basically calling me a fool, in case you didn't catch it. But look at the language! I couldn't believe it:

":::Has a seizure::: LISTEN TO YOURSELF. I'm not the one wandering the streets with a big sign telling people they're wrong!!!"

Here is where it stood, and where it continues to stand, which I think means I won, and she thinks means she was the bigger of us two and able to let it go. Tonight we'll likely discuss something more friendly, but how many people allow things like this to start and perpetuate war? It makes me very sad.




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  it's one thing to believe in something. it's entirely another to push your beliefs as some sort of gospel... right on by confronting her. and her rebuttal spoke to exactly what your point was... amazing..
| Posted on 2004-07-20 00:00:00 | by murf | [ Reply to This ]
  Why are you ridiculing her for standing up for what she beleives in? This is purely my opinion here, and you can take it or leave it, but it's part of a belief system that abortions and murdering unborn children is wrong. It's one thing to fight about your opinions, but insulting her for having an opinion, such as it is, is sort of like insulting her religion. Insulting someone's religion is kind of like looking through a girl's purse. It just shouldn't be done.
| Posted on 2004-07-20 00:00:00 | by emo-tastic | [ Reply to This ]


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