Saturday, February 27, 2010

This Should be for Serious Sunday, but its SATURDAY instead!

I was all ready to do a post about driving in my car yesterday which was going to be extremely hilarious, but after checking other blogs and getting sucked into CJane's comment sections, I'm...well, I'm depressed.

Have you guys been over there? The last few days have been a vortex of emotions and opinions, and hate and love, and confusion and contention. Honestly, it makes my heart hurt a little. And yet, I can't look away or hit the exit button and just forget about it.

I want to, but its so sad.

Its so sad what some people really think of the LDS religion, that they HATE it. They actually hate it. And they don't even understand it, or what they're complaining about. And I want to stand on a big box and explain to them whats really true and fix it all. And then I think, it doesn't matter WHAT I say, they don't WANT to know. They want to be angry, they want to hold on to that. I could talk myself blue in the face with all the logic in the world and it wouldn't mean anything to some of those people. And it makes me sad.

So, more than anything I want to say that I love my religion (and not because I'm some mindless idiot that doesn't think for themself), and it hurts to hear people misconstrue things. Not because I can't take the heat, or because its obviously flawed and I can't defend it, but because people don't want to understand it. And it sucks. I'm trying very hard in my life to stop worrying and judging people for things that just don't matter (like what they feed their kids, or how they clean their house, or whatever bull people--or me--get worked up over) and just being HAPPY. I just want to be happy and worry about whats really important.

Blogging is a wonderful thing, I love it in a million ways. It helps me through things and makes me happy, but in the regard of leaving comments about something people might disagree on, its brutal. Because people don't have to actually see your face, or watch you cry, or edit themselves like they would in real life. And that part of blogging and/or the internet is really tragic.

And in the famous words of, oh I don't know, some famous person, "Can't we all just get along?"

(My first thought is to apologize for the seriousness and content of this post, but I'm not going to, nope, not at all. So yeah.)


  1. I have to admit, this is why I don't blog a lot about the church. People know I'm Mormon and I've received a lot of emails from nonmembers, but I won't talk about it in great deal, because I hold it so near and dear to me, that I don't want to have it attacked so personally.

  2. going to go check it out. and something I'm trying to learn to is not apologize from just saying whats on my mind. its so hard sometimes i know. but we must just stay true to ourselves.

  3. Although I'm not a popular blogger, I do have quite a few Non-Mormons that follow me and they gring in their own religions quite a bit. I think we all pray to the same God and we respect that in each other. Love them all!

  4. oh.. I cant go over there... it will be too much for me. Thanks for the forewarning

  5. I had to just go away after reading the first 5 or so negative comments. Luckily, I was able to close out the window, thanks to a toddler wanting attention. It is very sad, though. I'm surprised at the number of people that can be so rude (and I may be overlooking myself, I'm sure I have been seen as rude before...but not about religion!)


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