?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Smiley With Flower

5 Things

Ok, So I promised black_berry623 that I would do this.

The Rules: Make a list of 5 things that you need to get off your chest. No matter how unpopular your opinions may be, no one is here to judge you.



1. I'm very incensed by religion. While I am steadfast in my faith and my spirituality is not diminished in any capacity, the organization of those of my faith is ridiculously shallow, hard-hearted and just plain hypocritical. This applies to homosexuality at the moment more than anything else. I hear ministers saying things like "I'm not judging them, but I don't want them in my church." WHAT?!?! Is that not the point of Christianity?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matt. 25:40

2. On the flip side of that, I am so tired of people assuming things about my faith and my Christianity. People who don't know me tend to think that my whole spiritual substance is wrapped up in their narrow perceptions of Christianity. I hate being placed in a box!

3. I hate the sight of my native city in utter dismay. I wish I had the money and/or the resources to put even a small dent in the economic despair running rampant through the bowels of Detroit. I know that a lot of blame is being placed on the leadership of the city. While they are accountable for some of the problems inside its borders, the biggest problem is the broken spirits of the least of its inhabitants.

4. Why is their such a lack of honesty among people who are supposed to care? If I have a bond with someone, I believe it reasonable to assume that they will not break that bond over some argument or disagreement. Speaking anger is not the end of the world, but a different manifestation of caring.

5. I hate the pressure that comes with being single in a couple-obsessed society. No, I'm not in a relationship and no, I am not "half a person" because of it. There are things that I like about relationships. But I don't need a man to make me happy, successful, talented, beautiful or memorable. I am all those things all by myself.

Comments

Very well said! I feel better just reading your list.... now it may have something to do with the fact that I agree with them whole heartedly.... well, except for the part about "my native city"... that would be a hard claim since I've never actually lived in the city.... but I work there and go to church there so I feel your pain.

You should do one.

It's very cathartic.

Re: You should do one.

funny you should say that.... that had crossed my mind when I read yours this morning. If I do, I'll be sure to post it.

Welcome to the Darkside!

I hate being placed in a box!
You know I feel you on that one!

I hate the sight of my native city in utter dismay.
Detroit, Oh Detroit. What would it take to bring you out of the sad dissarray you're in now? I'm not sure if the issue is merely broken spirits. I think that is simply a simptom of the larger problem. Unfortunately we can't blame Kwame for everything either. The problem seems so vast... In some ways I see the problem as being leadership. It seems like there's no one in Detroit who is really trying to reinvent the wheel so to speak. Kwame, McPhail and all those other people running for mayor seem like they are doing it more as a resume builder than anything else. My mother talks about Deborah McGriff (an old school board superintendent) and how organized she was and how good her ideas were and how they chased her away.... It seems like there is just something about Detroit that repels greatness.

Re: Welcome to the Darkside!

I sincerely believe it is a combination of the leadership and the attitude of the Detroit community as a whole. The community and the leadership of the city are in this self-perpetuating cycle that causes everything to fall deeper into despair.

At some point, one of those entities is going to have to be "the bigger man" and act like they care about the city instead of themselves.