Ponderings…

There has been a lot of debate about what one man said in an interview. I won’t go over who and what was said. I don’t want to have to tag the person or the show.

What I am going to write about is how quickly we, as a country, jump on something like this. “He was just practicing his First Amendment right!” “The First Amendment is about FREE SPEECH! You can’t fire someone for saying what they want!”

First of all, the First Amendment only protects what you say from government punishment, and then it’s still regulated. You can yell FIRE in a crowd but you can go to jail for it too. But, just because you have the “right” to say something doesn’t mean you are free from the responsibility that goes with saying something. IE you can spout your bigotted, hurtful, hateful words all you want but I also have the “right” to call you a hurtful, hateful bigot.

AND if you practice your “right” to free speech your employer can practice “at will employment” and let you go. They need no reason.

So, yes, we have Freedom of Speech, not Freedom from Accountability.

My other issue is how “Christianity” is being flaunted once again. There is a war on Christianity didn’t you know?? I didn’t know that. I do know that for centuries there has been a Christian war on anything NOT Christian and even within Christianity itself. Christians are good at that “war” thing. All while holding the banner of their “God” infront of them saying it’s all in HIS name.

How do they know it’s what God wants? He told them! In His book! Of course the fact that it’s a book of fables and parables that go back centuries before Christianity was a glimmer in Constantine’s eye has no place in the argument. The fact that every single Holy Day of Christianity is derived from Pagan Holy Days has no place either. God spoke to only a few men a long, long time ago and they wrote down only what He wanted to say. Granted, it was in a totally different language that doesn’t translate well, but that’s not to be discussed either.

However, if anyone now said they talked to God and he told them to write down what he wanted to say, said person would be considered crazy. No one talks to God now. Not sure why God couldn’t, and who would we be to question if He did. But, of course, those who don’t talk to God aren’t going to believe they aren’t the fortunate ones who get to.

Because I am going to tell you right now, I am not a Christian, but I talk to God. I even talk to Jesus. Matter of fact I wrote a short story dictated to me directly FROM Jesus to get the true word out about his life. You don’t believe me? Why? Because God doesn’t talk to people now? Because I am not Christian? Because I am a woman? Prove it didn’t happen.

Also, last night I walked on water. Just like Jesus. I’m probably losing you now as the reader. “She’s lost it,” right? But bear with me.

I was not there when people said they saw Jesus walk on water. Matter of fact the people who wrote down that lovely little story weren’t there either. But they believed it enough to write it down without seeing it.

So I am telling you now last night I walked on water and I have talked to God and Jesus and wrote down what they told me to. And it’s the true word. The new word of God. The truth of Jesus’ life.

And why, having not seen Jesus walk on water or heard God talk to you, yet you take the word of people from 2000+ years ago, will you not take me seriously now? Why believe them and not me?

You can’t do both and not be a hypocrite.

And that is why Christians feel there is a war on them. Because for so many years they have had their way without true challenge. And now that they are being challenged they don’t like it. We don’t care what you believe, just don’t tell me what I am suppose to believe. Don’t infuse secular life with your theology. I don’t want to believe what you believe and I have just as much right to be free of your beliefs as you have to have them. I have just as much right to be free from your dogma as you have to follow it. Follow that path to your heart’s content. Just don’t drag me down your path.

I have my own to walk.

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About ynnarie

Lynn Salisbury grew up in the rural town of McGrath, Minnesota. After graduating from McGregor High School in the mid 1980’s, she moved to the Twin Cities. Lynn spent her 20’s and 30’s working like the average person, never imagining the calling that awaited her. But those two decades of working, learning, growing, led to the day a friend challenged Lynn to write. Lynn met that challenge and never looked back. Now she draws from her life’s experiences and creative mind to weave stories. Stories about different worlds, different lives, different perspectives. If you ask her about her life, Lynn will tell you it’s been rather simple and sometimes boring. But if you dig a little deeper you will find that it’s been a bit more exciting than that. Lynn has done everything from designing clothes ranging from prom and wedding dresses to drag queen attire and everything in-between, became a registered, ordained Pagan minister in the state of Minnesota, to creating a group, on a social media site, of fans devoted to her favorite football team that has more members than most medium sized towns. Lynn still lives in the Twin Cities area, enjoying the changing seasons, spending time with family, working, and writing. She will admit she hasn’t found her genre niche yet, and she secretly hopes she never does, leaving the possibilities wide open for any type of story that formulates in her head, mixed with a bit of muse inspiration, to spill out into the written word. She writes what she would want to read, having taken to heart a piece of advice she once heard. And she feels blessed and grateful for the chance to share her stories with the world. As the mother of three amazing, beautiful and strong daughters, Lynn knows that even when the world seems the darkest, they are her light. And she never forgets what an honor and privilege it is to be their mother. “If you haven’t had your ‘a-ha’ moment today, you haven’t been paying attention.” – Lynn Salisbury
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