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18 September 2013 @ 09:09 pm
30 Days of Blogging - Day 29. Things I hold true.  
I believe it's not an all black/white world.

I believe there's no excuse for being mean.

I believe that a woman can be strong and that's not a bad thing. It doesn't make her an evil bitch.

I believe that the way someone treats shop assistants and waiters says a lot about their character.

I believe that asylum-seeking is not illegal.

I believe that climate change is real, and global warming is a real concern.

I believe that when I read the Koran I will find some parts that seem bloodthirsty and dangerous, which is no different to some parts of the Old Testament. It doesn't mean every Muslim is a dangerous terrorist-in-the-making.

I believe that women have the right to say what happens to their bodies, just as men have that right to their own bodies.

I believe that if you're going to express an opinion you had better be prepared to defend it.

I believe that gay marriage is not going to destroy the sanctity of marriage as we know it. Elizabeth Taylor did a good enough job of that by herself.

I believe it is dangerous to generalise about whole groups of people. Not everyone on the dole is a dole bludger.

I believe that people need to believe in something much bigger than themselves. Whether that is God, or science, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or the Old People, we have a basic need to understand the world around us and the part we play in it.
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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] APPLAUSEdraycevixen on September 18th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)

How day you have reasonable, level headed, intelligent and informed beliefs?

I'd like say I'm joking but we both know I'm not.

miwahnimiwahni on September 19th, 2013 10:56 am (UTC)
I like to think there is a vast silent majority that agrees with most of this, it's just the disagreeable vocal minority that gets all the attention.
moonlightmead on October 3rd, 2013 11:02 am (UTC)
*hugs you* (however belatedly and importunately)

Sorry, way behind on commenting, but I absolutely had to come back to comment on this.

It does occur to me, having visited Australia, and reading the stories in the press about it here, that some of these opinions must put you in more than one minority where you are. The same would be true here in Britain.

But I can't see a single word of this with which I disagree.

To say that about something on the internet... well, it doesn't happen often! ("Oh no, someone is being wrong on the internet!") Friending is an adventure on LJ, particularly when it's on the basis of knowing just one or two interests in common. And now I know that it is far from just one or two interests. And it is lovely to feel not alone.
miwahni: Aussie Aussie Aussiemiwahni on October 3rd, 2013 12:20 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* (it's never too late for a hug!)

The beauty of the internet, innit? We are on opposite sides of the world and may never meet in person, but here we are finding common ground. Marvellous, really.

I'm not sure if I'm in the minority; if so, the majority is shrinking at a fairly rapid rate. Opinionated bigots do exist but their numbers are dwindling so there really is hope for us yet.