Wednesday, October 1, 2008

i am not a them

in my recent post i entitled it we now see its end because the rant was based on my disgust with how issues of my conviction do not get addressed as i would hope they would. i can imagine generation after generation, really there is only two generations since the ruling, that would hope that roe vs. wade is overturned. who on earth is suggesting that murder, rape, and stealing become legal too? no one here i assume. i was simply trying to think like the one who would be deciphering or weighing the pressing issues of politics in my community. allow me to be a little apologetic, from time to time, for the "them" group concerning issues that people in this circle get all up in arms about.
anyways, i am getting sidetracked already, the intent of the title was to suggest based on a whole number of issues that i am sick of voting just to throw the responsibility on someone else. maybe i didn't communicate effectively, but abortion was not my title, the bailout and government spending was not my title. my title was revealing my lack of responsibility taken in voting. does that make sense. sheesh, god forbid i carry a different view than the conservative, white, american church. i am wanting a different approach. not keeping it legal, but going about it differently. i am not convinced government has everyone's best interest at heart, even mccain.
am i different person, am i inhumane? no! this society carries with them everywhere they go an us versus them mentality. if it isn't what you believe to the "t" then they are insane for suggesting it. but i don't need to defend my convictions to anyone, even though i already have. you people know i hate confrontation.

in unrelated news. i finally got a bike and went riding for the first time this morning. it was freaking cold. i anticipated it being cold a little bit so i put on sporting pants but i still wore a short sleeve shirt. man was i freezing. rode around for about 20-30 min. i wanted to take it slow cause i haven't riden, roden, been on, thats it, been on a bike in while. i felt good after though. hopefully i can get this routine i am working on set up and in place. 6:30am on monday, tuesday, friday. i have been running 2 miles for a while but the bike workout is different for some reason, especially if your a guy. the guy who sold it to me looked as though he hadn't ridden a bike in a while. he claims, however, that he goes on several "tours" with his church group. wish i had a pic.

6 comments:

Brad Shull said...

I totally got the first Blog man! Its ok to have your own Idea's, and its Ok to question the Republican party from time to time. There are THOUSANDS of issues to vote on in the next election. Good luck.

becki said...

Amen. :) I'm all about open discussion and open mindedness, from one non-confrontational friend to another.

Lolly said...

What are sporting pants?

bullets said...

a non nerdy way of saying sweats. actually they are like warm ups but not that plastic look they are like what basketball players would wear to warm up in.

LIZZY said...

i believe the correct term is 'windpants'. ask josh howard, he'll know for sure.

mbriscoe said...

I apologize if I didn't get the gist of what you were saying. I think the events of the day coupled with the comments before mine got me fired up on issues that have nothing to do with your blog. Although I didn't agree with everything you said, I do agree that we shouldn't put the responsibility of change on anyone but ourselves.