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There are a handful of topics that get me fired up, and religious extremists are one of those topics. This is not going to be religion bashing post, because that would be disrespectful and it’s not at all the point that I’m trying to make.
Before I go any further, I should make the disclaimer that what you are about to read are my opinions based on my experiences. I do not follow any particular religion, I do not belong to any church. I’m simply offering a different perspective. I am not lost, nor do I need saving.
Lately, there are so many headlines on social media that have me shaking my head in what should be disbelief, but is sadly the new normal in society. Shame on us for allowing such things to happen.
Things like this: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/alabama-abortion-crime-pregnancy-trump-administration-us-a8854716.html?fbclid=IwAR3QY9xUsuWaEHkkMBZvqQOIhru1JH6IAv8NtRfov3gDAwWBHOQS-na_UXs
And this: https://www.texasobserver.org/texas-lawmaker-no-abortion-access-would-force-women-to-be-more-personally-responsible-with-sex/?fbclid=IwAR1nrD9XjQzIcKvWNnHNQXwzLGu8rX8bb3WyxB3ulZ6_gK_qW_hu8QMtGrA
Yes, while on the outside it looks as though on the Republicans are taking credit for these new rules on controlling women and their bodies; if you look a little deeper, you’ll see that religion plays a part. These lawmakers are forcing their beliefs and views on society, and it’s not right.
As I have said before, Religion has a time and place. Religion is personal and is not meant to rule the entire human race. There is not one religion to rule them all, just as your religion isn’t the only one that exists. While I don’t follow or put my faith in one particular religion, I do recognize that others do exist and I respect whichever one you seek comfort from or choose to follow. As long as you don’t push your beliefs on me, we won’t have a problem.
Laws and religion are supposed to be separate, but clearly, they are not. Laws are meant to protect citizens, keep the peace, not force us to conform to your religious beliefs because you don’t acknowledge any other religion but your own.
Religion should have NO place in the government, there should be no religious influence what so ever. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that all government officials have to be Atheists, I’m saying that religion should not be playing a factor in the lives of others.
Just as religion and public school should be separate. There are schools dedicated to various religious groups so those views should not be pushed on students that don’t practice or follow, it’s their choice.
As for the medical field, the government doesn’t need to get involved in every single aspect. Patients should be allowed to seek doctors or other medical/mental health professionals that they are comfortable with. Patients have rights, click the link to read more from a reputable source.
When ethics and morality come into question, that’s where we tend to see religion pop up. Topics like abortion and physician-assisted deaths seem to trigger people. We have to respect that some medical professionals are not on board with performing either, that is fine. If these services are not something you believe in, that too is also fine. It doesn’t mean that other patients shouldn’t seek out these solutions if it’s in their best interest and there is a medical professional that is willing to help.
Please spare me your comments about how it’s Murder! That is your opinion, your opinion is not a fact. Abortions and Assisted Deaths should be a discussion for the patient and their doctor, your input carries NO weight. Just as my opinions about any medical procedure you want carries no weight.
Religion is personal, so keep it to yourself and mind your own business.
Acknowledge that more religions exist beyond Catholic and Christian, be respectful and stop pushing your views on other people.
If your religion promotes being mean and hating other humans based on their beliefs, gender, race, how they identify, then find a more peaceful religion.
Blindly following those that promote hate and racism never leads to anything positive.
That is all the time I have for today. ~ Hannah