a thoughtful web.
Good ideas and conversation. No ads, no tracking.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by Scorpio
Scorpio  ·  2294 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why are you what you are politically?

Unfortunately I have a hard time formulating my own opinions on things because I tend to be a people-pleaser. So a lot of times I eat what the internet feeds me which hasn't exactly led me astray, but it has caused some issue with my conservative family. My sister and parents all agree on the same stuff and whenever I bring up something that I read that doesn't match up I get ganged up on. This coming election will be my first so I've been trying to do more research on candidates and form my own opinions, and so far it's been going well. My whole family is Christian, as am I, and they were all in a tizzy about the legalization of same-sex marriage. It's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Whether you agree with it or not, it has nothing to do with you and there's nothing you can do to stop it. So just love people. I think part of why I believe what I believe and why I have some of the political views that I have is because of my family. I love them to death but sometimes they can be so ignorant and hateful. It makes me want to go the other way and be kind and loving to everybody.

jakethesnakexd  ·  2294 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The reason most Christians are opposed, or at least the reason I am opposed to same sex marriage is because now priests are being forced to marry a couple that is glorifying the devil. Love homosexuals all the same, but don't force us to take part in their ceremonies.

Scorpio  ·  2294 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes I do agree that they shouldn't be forced. I think if they are going to get married and a pastor refuses, they should respect that and find a different church that is willing or just do it at City Hall. That being said, my dad is a pastor and he's opposed for that reason and also because I think part of him is prejudice. But I have a bit of a different take on that subject than him and my mom.