Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Stop Judging Me!!!

Does anyone have those Christian friends who are the biggest Bible thumpers in the world? They do everything to THEIR interpretation of the Bible and how someone else explained it to them. They are very fervent in their efforts, which is a good thing. I would rather know where you stand in your faith in Christ. I know there was a time where I was torn in between showing what was on the inside of me in fear of rejection of others. Foolish right? Anyway, back to my point. We all have those friends. I have to be honest, they annoy me more than anything. I can kind of see why people feel that Christians can be judgmental and hypocritical. Not that it just dawned on me, but I really can see it more clearly.
I think one of the biggest problems with these people is that they tend to forget where they came from before they got there. I'm not saying these people were armed criminals or anything but no one starts that fervent in their faith. The same mistakes that they are criticizing most people for are the same mistakes that they have made at one point in their lives and some are still turning a blind eye towards. Some women want to chastise other girls because they have recently become celibate but it didn't start off like that. They throw more stones than they are encouraging. Turning your back on something that is innate in you, hormones, is very difficult for anyone. If you can remain celibate, amen. If it's a road you want to try, go for it. I encourage it. These Bible thumpers will cut knives into you saying, " you don't understand this about your salvation or that about your life." They tend to forget that they were too. They turn off a lot of people to the faith that I, myself, love. In my church we emphasize, the world and its desires are tough so we must work together to encourage one another. We know that there will be mistakes along the way. God will help us but let's encourage instead of passing all types of criticisms against those who have fallen short.
One more thing these people tend to forget, WE ARE ALL SINNERS!!! But I state this: THIS IS NO EXCUSE TO CARRY ON IN SIN!!! I REPEAT: THIS IS NO EXCUSE TO CARRY ON IN SIN!!! We are all bound to sin, one way pr another. There is no escaping it. Some of these Bible Thumpers tend to think that they have been absolved from all sin and will walk with very little errors. Sorry but you will make mistake after mistake.We are all prone to it. We all will be sinners. We must work to help each other to not make the same mistakes any longer. Christianity can be compared to detox. You admit you need help, Christ, and you submit to changing your life until you are free from this problem in your life. On the course, you may have a relapse but you don't quit. Keep trying until you get it right and get some support. Some of these Bible Thumpers need to get that. People need more of your support than your chastising for their shortcomings. I will stop short here..thank you for taking a look into My Thoughts...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Do We Still Hate Our Women?

1 Rape. 1 11-year old sixth grade girl. 18 men. Who is the victim? I know you're looking like, " What?". Yes, I ask, who is the victim? typically when you hear a story that breaks like this, it would be a no-brainer who is the victim. I would have thought so too. But unfortunately, in this particular black community, we don't know who is the victim. 18 men hellaciously raped this little girl. They took pictures of the rape. They recorded the incident. They laughed and waited their turn to remove any ounce if innocence this little girl had. The killer part is that they are trying to portray the little girl like it was her fault and that she wanted to sleep with all 18 of these men, back to back to back and so on. They said she dressed provocatively and enticed these men to commit such a horrid act. I could not believe this mess. You would think the men are saying this stuff. NO!! This filth is coming from mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, grandmothers, WOMEN!!! What the hell? You would think they would be the biggest sympathizers as a gender who daily is objectified by men. No. She brought this on herself! This is a sad day in black history. And it's March. Women's History Month. Damn, stand up for a young woman growing up. Even if that 11-YEAR OLD dressed provocatively, she was young. There is plenty time for her to realize to change her wardrobe. She is a victim!! She is THE VICTIM! The ONLY VICTIM!
Why are we even debating who is the victim? Why do we treat our women like this? We are treating our like they are the cause of their own fate. I can't say that all of them are victims. I won't even lie. But they are still owed respect! They are still owed justice. Our women carry so many burdens from other races. They are subjected to many snide remarks from other races. They are discriminated against harder than most persons of color. Why do they have to face the same disrespect from their own people? Now, it gets to the point where more and more black women are the ones crucifying them. They are losing with black men and now they are losing with black women. Unity in purpose will take them many places but unfortunately, they don't see that. I'm done with this topic, for now...thank you for taking a look into My Thoughts...

Friday, March 4, 2011

I Have Questions, I Need Answers

Today was supposed to be a triumphant day for me today. I got a job offer at a full time job finally. After almost a year of searching and praying, God granted me a full time job. I had to politely decline it unless they are willing to accommodate my school schedule. I couldn't believe what I was doing but I did it. I thought about it long and hard. I talked to my cousin about it and I'm thankful for good people like him. He assured me that I was really making the right decision and the more I think about it, I know I did. A lot of people would tell me you can always go back to school. This is very true but when would I? Would I return the further I progress in my career? What if I get married and a child comes into the equation.

My biggest point is I don't want to live a life full of questions. I don't want my life ending up with more what ifs than what happened. I want to answer questions of myself. I don't want to keep looking back at my life and see another opportunity pass me by from me not looking at a larger picture. A lot of us do this. We settle for short term relief than seeking a long term solution. We never look at a grander scheme for our lives. I understand certain situations don't enable this. I have been trusting God so long and he has never let me down. I am thankful for his provisions in my life. I know God didn't put school here for me for no reason. I just don't want these questions of myself. I will excel in life. I will be answering more of myself than leaving questions unanswered...thank you for taking a look into My Thoughts...