Group photo
Author:
OVERDUECHANGE's Photo OVERDUECHANGE SparkPoints: (99,208)
Fitness Minutes: (81,535)
Posts: 7,093
5/26/17 1:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well said, I totally agree.

Not all those who wander are lost


 Pounds lost: 72.0 
0
28.5
57
85.5
114
RENAE1979's Photo RENAE1979 SparkPoints: (198)
Fitness Minutes: (67,771)
Posts: 2,631
5/26/17 10:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Great post. It is true, and unfortunate, that often when someone (or a group) tries to act, respond, etc. while thinking of the big picture or a different set of "norms" the backlash is often crazy and ridiculous. In recent times, I've gotten a lot of hints that I'm not american enough or patriotic, etc., etc....mainly just because I'm not christian (since we are a christian nation, right?).

And you are correct, it really isn't right for people and groups to take a tragedy and turn it into a crusade for their agenda, which does take the spotlight off of the victims and dehumanizes. I understand using events to help education and focus, but it would be great if this could be done in a way that respects the victims and shows them as real people who may be flawed just as all people are but that doesn't take away from the loss their family & friends feel and in no way makes it any less valid.


~ Be good for goodness sake
~ Question Everything!


 Pounds lost: 41.5 
0
17.5
35
52.5
70
OVERDUECHANGE's Photo OVERDUECHANGE SparkPoints: (99,208)
Fitness Minutes: (81,535)
Posts: 7,093
5/24/17 3:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So much rhetoric around the bombing. Heartbreaking that kids have died, and it's brought out all the religious claptrap.

Reminds me of how I almost got strung up during one of my ethics courses back in uni (I did a combination of computer science and management, so ended up taking 3 ethics courses in total, I think this was the one the business majors were in).
It was about the dehumanization people on both sides were guilty of during wars (also applicable to the rioting we experienced in the area a couple years back), and how that was ethically irresponsible of people.

... though I kept my comments vague, there was a huge military and religious backlash against me, apparently I don't support troops and I favor religious law (aside from the ones we're currently living under, of course).
It was an online course and the instructor was offline for a few days and came back to all hades having broken loose.
She had a heck of a time trying to reign people in and explain to them the purpose of academic discussion and logical evaluation of situations.

That, coming on the heels of yet another required theology course, is what pushed me from dubious into full on agnosticism. I didn't want to be like those people who couldn't see the obvious things that were being done wrong, and ergo would be completely unequipped to try to fix them.

Sorry, rambling. Just don't feel safe discussing it anywhere but in a place like this.

Not all those who wander are lost


 Pounds lost: 72.0 
0
28.5
57
85.5
114
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Secular SparkPeople Current Events in the Secular Community Posts

Topics:
Last Post:



Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16083x9569x66866747

Review our Community Guidelines