Okay. Religion and politics are two of an admittedly endless list of things that I know I don’t really understand. But this isn’t about religion, and it isn’t about politics. It’s about the greatness that is the small, simple, life of a human being on this planet.
And what I don’t understand, more than any religion, more than any type of political complication, is why we try so very hard to make it difficult for each other.
Because isn’t life hard enough?
There is so much hate and negativity in the world. Collectively, we’ve got enough of it to upset all our stomachs, with leftovers to feed generations and generations to come.
As for love? It’s scarce. It’s rare. Or at least it’s hiding itself inside of us very well. Because when I turn on the news, or listen to the radio, or open up the internet, the only examples of love that are commonly talked about are the ones that aren’t accepted.
That’s the problem.
What little love there is, we squander unless it’s something we approve of. But at the end of the day, we are not judges of the feelings of others; we cannot change them, and we have no right to tell someone that the most beautiful feeling in the world is not okay.
Gay marriage. Everyone gets all up in arms over the issue and people start whipping around bibles and tearing through texts, and working, much to hard, to justify why it is wrong. There’s name calling, and anger, and a whole lot of negativity. You’ve heard the stories. You’re read the news. Maybe you even believe that it’s a sin.
But from a simple point of view I can’t see how we fail to see the truth that love, no matter what kind, no matter between whom, no matter how it is measured, or conceived, or verified; is love. And hate, no matter to whom it is directed, no matter why we think it is justified, no matter how it is spurned, or grown, or desensitized; is hate.
Hopefully you’ve felt love. Certainly you’ve felt hate. Forget the reasons and the circumstances. Which felt better?
Is there any God or law so worth defending that it not only asks to be verified or upheld through the tool of human hatred, but strives to dismantle and eradicate the positivity, support, and strength of love?
Live and let live, whatever your beliefs. If two people love each other, the world is a better place for it. Marriage is not the issue. Whether they want to, or don’t want to get married, doesn’t matter. What matters is that we need every ounce of positivity we can get in this world, and I can’t imagine anything more justified to exist in that weight, than love.