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Don't take opinions seriously

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Facebook is Facebook and it will always be. To some it's this, to others it's that. But I have freinds on there who take serious sides to politics of presidents, gun control, legalization of weed and the drug screening of Medicaid users. I'll hear what you have to say and respect you for saying it, as long as the presentation is intelligent. If I don't agree, that's my right. But some of my friends have deleted some of their friends for their veiws and I've expressed my dislike for this trending behavior.

If I'm your friend and I'm giving my opinion about something. Tell me you agree if you want or tell me "No way, Yager! There's no way you should support gay marraige or legal weed!" I'll give my opinions of why I defend my decision without trying to convince you of changing your ways while I listen with an open mind while you tell me I shouldn't lean this direction. But deleting a friend because you don't agree with them makes me less likely to open up and have deeper conversations with you, ultimately limiting our friendship.

I don't attend church, but I do believe we are all brothers and sisters on this planet and think we should all love each other as such. You know, basic hippie talk. emoticon
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  • CBASS30
    Nice blog, I agree with you
    469 days ago

    A little late to the party, but I've not "visited" your page in a while.

    Great blog! I don't have a Facebook page (it's all I can do to keep up with Spark!) but my DH says it can get ugly at times.

    Just FYI in case you want to read further, the quote:

    The Kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood... and I am there, lift a stone... and you will find me.

    originates from the Gospel of Thomas which was not included in the Bible due to the fact that it was discovered in 1945. Part of the gnostic gospels discovered in Nag Hamadi Egypt.

    Lots of stuff on the internet about it if you want to learn more!

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    1798 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/23/2013 8:21:55 AM
    i see this to a point but i have a friend and every. single. day. she goes on and on with her ultra conservative beliefs. she's gone so far as to call people idiots who didn't vote like she did. it makes me angry b/c it's hateful and snarky and not in the least bit productive. i'm sick of it. i've been tempted to delete her but figure that would be even more dramatic so i blocked all her posts. i'm not opposed to people with different beliefs but being subjected to bitter ranting day in and day out is no bueno for anyone.
    1848 days ago
    So true, so true. One of the reasons I don't FB much. That, and all those annoying game requests. I can handle differences of opinion but I will not tolerate personal attacks on none because of differing beliefs.
    1876 days ago
    I tend not to talk to people about politics and religion, because I've found that most people don't want a discussion; they just want to tell you their opinion and have you agree with it - or they want to yell at you for disagreeing. Life is too short to be so upset as far as I'm concerned. I don't need to agree with you about everything to be your friend; however, I'm not going to spend my time arguing with you about it!

    I have an old high school friend who wants me to come visit, but she spend pretty much all of her time talking politics and attacking those who disagree with her. Why would I want to spend my time around that? I know I need to have a conversation with her, but I just can't see a way for it to end well. She loves politics, and as her friend, I'm not going to ask her to stop being who she is just so I can visit. However, I'm not going to drive more than three hours away to listen to her. Again, life is too short.

    So I totally get what you're saying. I'll take a person telling me what cute thing their cat did on FB to someone trying to shove his/her opinions down my throat just because they know they're right.
    1882 days ago
    I won't delete someone for a differing opinion, but I will sooooo delete someone for rudeness. I have a disclaimer on my page--
    "Disclaimer: I am a bit opinionated. I don't have any problem with people having different views from mine, but if you become rude on any of my statuses, the comments may be deleted. Continuing rude comments will result in un-friending. :( Yes, this is censorship, and although it doesn't happen often, sometimes it's necessary. And since it's *my* page, I get to make that decision. :) Good manners are heavily encouraged! :)"

    And that rudeness happens on both sides of the coin.
    1883 days ago
    Stigmata? The movie with Wynona Ryder? That's a good quote, but I can't see it in that movie. That gives me a reason to rewatch it! :)

    Oh, thanks for the comments, peeps!
    1883 days ago
    I like the quote from the movie Stigmata

    Jesus said... the Kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood... and I am there, lift a stone... and you will find me.
    1883 days ago
    Agreed! I also can't stand friends who continually bash you for your opinion and will do anything to get you to change your mind. Not much of a friend if you can't respect that we have different opinions and leave it at that.
    1884 days ago
  • LIBRA73
    Love it!

    So true, dude!
    1884 days ago
  • LOSER05
    1884 days ago
    emoticon your right about face book it is just that face book!!! As a friend you can have different opinions , which you can share with a friend, but to delete you because you don't agree with there opinions doesn't really make you a friend (using delete) have a great week!! Judy
    1884 days ago
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