Life isn’t as hard as we make it out to be. The problem is that many people are quick to put their “beliefs” ahead of human relationships. I would hazard a guess that many of my friends who constantly post hate filled memes about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have never had the opportunity to get to know the person behind the persona. I am betting that many of my Christian friends have never met someone who is transgender and had a simple conversation. Most of my friends have never met any Muslims and talked about their life and/or upbringing. Racism and hate are a tricky thing. They are used by the powers to keep people divided. The weak minded will continue to push hate and racism in many different forms: memes, posters, posts, media shares, etc. All the while thinking they are simply protecting their own “beliefs.” Unfortunately the only achievement is the perpetuation of division; division of the races, division of the classes, division of the religions.
I get accused of being a liberal. I guess because I’m not completely convinced it is time for Islamic concentration camps. Maybe because I am willing to consider other’s opinions and world-views? I’m not sure why it is important to some to label me. Honestly, I don’t care. What I do find interesting is that many of my personal beliefs that earn me the “liberal” label come straight from the New Testament. Help the homeless, support those in need, be slow to anger, don’t judge, show compassion, turn the other cheek, feed the hungry, love your neighbor, etc. It seems to me that many are quick to judge and stand on the mountain to proclaim their “beliefs,” yet extremely slow to actually help someone.