Who's Right?

Mike's Common Sense

Everybody has their own personal views in life. Sometimes we keep them to ourselves, sometimes we tell others about them. As Americans, we all have the right, not only to hold our own view on something, but also to voice that view.

I don’t understand why, but many people feel they can hold, and state their views, but attack others who hold and state different views; especially in the matter of religion. It seems to me that these folks have forgotten the two basic tenets of their Savior’s message…love, and tolerance.

I am not talking only about Christianity, but all of the world’s religions. Every religion was started by an enlightened being who taught mostly about love, and the need for tolerance. I do mean ALL of the world’s religions. If you don’t believe me research it.

What could anyone be fighting about? If you follow the tenets of your Savior, how could anyone have a problem with someone stating their view point, or practicing their religion?

We all need to lighten up. As long as your faith is grounded on love, and you practice that love as best you can, you are growing spiritually.

To my fundamentalist readers out there, I know this is “way out there” for you. I respect your views and I am certainly not picking a fight with you. I am a “New Age” espouser, I do not deny that. I grew up a staunch Catholic, but as I grew, so did my understanding. If you are interested in my personal experiences, the early years are documented in "Kreskin's ESP Kit and Beyond"

If everyone could grasp the concept of “Love God, love yourself, and love thy neighbor as thy self” this world would be plunged into a golden age.

Think about it.



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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

In answer to your question: I am, of course! :D

Just kidding. I have been accused by three Hubbers of being hostile and hateful because of my commentary on their Hubs about "Only fools believe in fairy tales like God" "Abortion is a good thing" and "the only people opposed to gay marriage are ignorant closet homos." It wasn't what they said but the viciousness, the snideness, of their words. I felt I had no choice but to defend the Truth. 99% of the time, though, I abide by what you say in this Hub. These are wise words. Thanks.


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muley84 7 years ago from Miami,FL Author

Hi James! When it comes to comments I normally will go by the old rule "if you can't say something nice". It is not my intent to argue or disrespect. I read your piece on the doctor at work today and feel it is a fine job. I couldn't comment because I was on my cell phone.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

That is a good adage and I suppose I need to follow it more often than I do. Thanks.


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muley84 7 years ago from Miami,FL Author

James, you just be yourself, we like you the way you are.


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America

Although I wholeheartedly enjoy your sentiments muley, even if people loved themselves, loved God and loved their neighbors, evil acts are easily justified. With a Catholic background you undoubtedly realize Catholicism is based on control and power or the Bishops would simply guide to more fully understand love rather than pretend they can absolve past sin and promise a place in heaven no-matter what atrocities have been committed.

The story of Adam and Eve had a purpose of understanding the difference between right and wrong. Our world is filled with many who kill in the name of love and the further we get from the Garden, the greater the acts that cause us to speak out, rather than just keep our mouths shut unless what we witness is pleasant.

I can recognize a lost, wounded lonely soul and offer them an abundance of compassion and unconditional love. But if I am silent about how they may prevent further wounds by explaining the law of cause and effect, am I truly loving them to the best of my ability? Am I loving them as much as I love myself in researching karma? Am I caring at all if I don't help them understand what I believe is God?

Thus dear Sir, I look forward to a Golden Age with you and ask you to continue speaking out with love, but not to turn a blind eye and traverse the path of least resistence by pretending all is "nice". 

And BTW - this is all said in kind because I admire the fact that you did not simply "accept" what you were told, but walk a spiritual path toward unity. I too moved beyond Christianity believing that God would not have left us for over 2,000 years with only words written by disciples hundreds of years after Jesus' visit. My path has helped me feel very "light" :)


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muley84 7 years ago from Miami,FL Author

Hi SEM Pro, nice to meet you. Many of the questions you posed can be answered by my latest post Chip Chip. As to how I managed to navigate away from the Catholic religion, that story is told in The Awakening trilogy, whichs starts with Kreskin's ESP Kit pt1, For Marty (Wherever he may be) pt.2. And The Awakening pt3. It was not someting that happened over night. My experiences showed me that there is a way, but Catholicism is not it. Thank you for such a heartfelt thoughtful comment. peace mike

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