I hate when people say things like this. Makes me mad. Makes ME intolerant. I know plenty of people who "aren't right with God" and they live decent, helpful, good lives. They don't choose destructive friends; on the contrary, they surround themselves with positive people who enrich their lives. They nurture clean, happy, joyful, and fulfilled hearts and minds. Why is that people need to fit the mold of a certain religion, heterosexual, women in "their place" to be "good", to win the prize in the end?
Beliefs, I know.
I endeavor to be an accepting person. A lesson I learn everyday is that you cannot change others; you need to do that with your own life! Assist those you care about with their positive goals, and let things BE. I'm generally perfectly fine with both non-religious and religious people. I choose my friends (on Facebook too!) and therefore must accept them if I let them in my life. But when they judge others for how "wrong" and "evil" they are for not believing a certain way, I get frustrated.
What makes one person's beliefs right and another's wrong?
I think I'm just ranting. I think I'm just annoyed. I wish we could all just try to accept others instead of making them more like ourselves. I wish I could do this better!
So here I am, telling someone to be more open minded yet I am ranting about their beliefs. It's almost as if I can't say a single thing. If I want to be accepting, I must accept! Never ending cycle....
BTW, sorry for the rant.