Saturday, March 1, 2014

You Know Better...

In North Carolina earlier this week, there were threats directed at a 15-year-old girl after she asked her school principal to start an atheist club. In Arizona's state House of Representatives, a bill was passed 33-27, allowing businessmen to discriminate individuals based on sexual orientation and religious beliefs. In the comment section of my Oh God Where Art Thou  article, a gentleman posted religious scriptures, unnecessarily so, then was questioned by an individual for his subjective viewpoint.

Religion, politics, and culture are modalities that can either unite us or keep us separate. The above examples do the latter, focusing on exclusivity while strengthening a perspective of bias. The melting pot of humanity includes Christians marrying Muslims, Cambodians marrying Chinese, Republicans marrying Democrats, woman marrying woman, making the line of who is who and what is what less and less identifiable.

That being said, let's heal the wounds of injustice by acknowledging our uniqueness, celebrating our similarities and treating others how we would like to be treated.
"Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open." -J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)