Who Said I Have To Stop Eating Almonds In Bed?

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I’m going to express something that may seem mind altering and radical. I really don’t care what someone’s sexual preference is, and I really don’t understand why anyone else would care.

It’s only an issue, to the level that it is, as a result of people governing things they shouldn’t be governing. It’s an aspect of life that has been brutally invaded upon by others, regulated by others, and judged by others. And for the life of me, I don’t understand why. I don’t want anyone telling me I can or cannot own guns. Whether I do or do not own one isn’t anyone else’s concern. I don’t want anyone attempting to control what I do with my body; it is, after all, mine. And heaven help the person that tries to govern with whom I partner. After what I’ve been through – maybe I ought to consider women. Unfortunately, my inclination is toward men. However, it’s up to me, and should I ever choose to jump teams, then I want to retain the same rights I had when there was a lazy, lump of hairy testosterone in my bed.

I have to wonder if those same people who are doing the judging, would enjoy having their lives judged. I don’t want anyone prying into my personal business, telling me what I should and shouldn’t do. Then, as a result of their disapproval, restricting my rights as a person. With all that is going on in our world, with mankind suffering as it is, and our government dangling on the precipice of disaster, this topic still manages to pop up. And of course it will, because once fundamental rights have been stripped away, there is the fight to regain them. That is, of course, the American way. The reason so many came to this great country: freedom. And those that have had their rights infringed upon, I pray, never stop fighting. Odd, isn’t it, that we as a country fight to help other countries regain their freedom, all the while, judging and curtailing the freedoms of our own. Freedom is, by its very nature, means to be free.

Truthfully, I can’t fathom the fact that such preferences have been dissected to the extent that they have. I wonder, what if, other aspects of our lives were likewise dissected and judged. What if, once again, it was a moral crime to fall in love with (or God forbid marry), someone outside of one’s social class? The thought sounds preposterous now, and yet, not so long ago…it was common place. People weren’t allowed to live life freely due to someone else’s idea of what was acceptable. I say, hold hands with whomever you wish. I’m happy they have someone’s hand to hold. It would be a far nicer world if we all had a hand to hold.

I feel it is up to us to decide how to live our lives. I guess that’s a crazy notion, as so many seem to have a hard time letting others live freely. What we do in our homes is up to us. I don’t want to peek into your home, and I surely don’t want you peeking into mine. I can’t say you would be all that startled if you did. You would most likely find me perched behind my laptop, my feet resting on a foul-smelling dog. You might, if you time it just right, catch me eating almonds in bed. I hope eating almonds in bed doesn’t become the next focus of concern, and in doing so, it’s decided (because the rule makers weren’t born liking almonds), that I shouldn’t either. Because I really do enjoy them. And from what I can tell, it doesn’t impact anyone, except me.

If we are to pry into strangers lives and homes, then let us look for the things that matter. If a child is going hungry, let us feed them. If a child is being beaten, let us rescue them. If a family is impoverished, then why can’t we then stick our noses in, and help them? As Voltaire said, “Tend your own garden.”

Sane

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44 thoughts on “Who Said I Have To Stop Eating Almonds In Bed?

  1. fringewalk

    I agree with most things here, except the gun bit. I will NEVER understand that about America. It’s bloody mental! (I’m a Brit).

    I think that the question of harm is important. It’s ok to do whatever you like, as long as it causes no harm (to people/animals/environment).

    I like your blog! 🙂

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    1. SaneSamantha Post author

      I actually don’t own a gun either. But, my feeling remains; the decision should be mine. And right now, my decision is, I don’t want one. lol But at least I was allowed to make that decision. Thank you for reading, and feel ‘free’ to share your thoughts – anytime 🙂

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      1. SaneSamantha Post author

        PS ~ I should’ve also added. I used the example of owning guns, as it is often those who want the freedom to own guns that protest the loudest about disallowing the freedom of others to marry whom they wish. I guess, it just seems… rather odd to me.

      2. fringewalk

        But why do you feel the need to be free to make that choice, when it is evident that many people don’t have the intelligence, awareness or self control to be trusted with that responsibility, and many innocent people die because of it?
        I don’t get the ‘I have the right to defend myself…’ argument either, cos i reckon there’s be less to defend yourselves if guns weren’t legal? (Although i understand it’d be very hard to go back now, so many guns out there, so many people believe somehow it is a birthright…)
        I’m not having ago, i genuinely want to understand.
        When you look at the stats for gun crime in you’re country, doesn’t it scare you? It really puts the willies up me! 😉
        Did you ever watch Bowling For Columbine? Some very ineteresting points about gun law raised in it.
        PS Excellent decision! lol 😉

    2. Paul

      About homosexuality, our country is under a curse for that abomination and others like porn and drug trafficking. Remember those two cities God destroyed?

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      1. fringewalk

        You say on your blog that you don’t like it when people pick out bits of the Bible whilst ignoring others. I dunno much about it, but I’m sure there are things in there about not judging, because you will be judged, and i’m pretty sure Love and forgiveness were pretty importand to The Big JC. Also…

      2. fringewalk

        I would say calling what somebody is (especially when it causes you no harm) an abomination, is about as judgmental as you can get. But that’s just me.

      3. Paul

        When homosexuals learn God’s truth about it, they will stop because it will not be allowed in the kingdom of God. God says it’s an abomination because he loves man but they must stop acts like that. I have homosexuals in my family and I love them. I pray for them. If I’m guilty of judging I’m truly sorry and it’s a touchy subject. I sin everyday and fall short too. I just can’t agree being homosexual is right in the eyes of the Lord.

      4. William

        Genesis 19:5 – 8

        “5. and they called to Lot and said to him, “ Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with them.” 6. But Lot went out to them at the doorway, and shut the door behind him, 7. and said, “Please, my brothers, do not act wickedly. 8. Now behold, I have two daughters who have not had relations with man; please let me bring them out to you, and do to them whatever you like; only do nothing to these men, inasmuch as they have come under the shelter of my roof.”

        Don’t see the “Gay” is a sin part here. Though I do agree that Gang Rape is definatly worthy of a god smiteing!

        But pimping your own Daughters, virgins even, to a pack of rabid Rapists is cool with God?

        WOW !!! You got yourself one sick puppy of a Deity there.

        By the way, are you Christian or Jewish? I’m a little confused because it’s usually “Christians” carrying on so much about “Gays” but you seem to be referencing the “Torah”

        I may be mistaken there a bit but Sodom and Gomorrah are only really Described in the Torah. The New Testament generally just refers back to the events which conspired there as explained in the Torah.

        If you care to throw a bunch of Hate, misqotes, incomplete quotes or anything else at me, go to My Blog and do it please. I’m not looking to start a mile long argument on this one.

        Sorry for the diatribe … nice post by the way 🙂

      5. Paul

        Where does it say it’s good to be homosexual, or even OK. Where is the hate? I love God and I know he hates homosexuality and other satanic practices. Scoff if you must. I speak from the heart,study your Bible and prove me wrong. I don’t hate people, I hate sin.

      6. William

        Where does this Book, written by Men. edited and translated by Men, with their own political and personal ambitions, say God hates Homosexuals?

      7. Paul

        Who said God hates homosexuals? God calls the act an abomination. Sounds like you’re the hater. The whole Bible condemns that act among other things. God loves us and corrects us when we’re wrong. There will be no homosexuality in the kingdom of God. If there will be prove it.

      8. William

        I ask again.

        Where does it say it?

        If you want to hold someone’s misguided interpretation up as evidence perhaps you would be so kind as to review someone Else’s opinion on some of those quotes.

        http://williamwayne.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/god-hates-gays-heres-the-proof/#more-584

        yes thats My site. Not a shameless plug, just a logical review of some of the most popular quotes that Supposedly say God is ant-homosexual

        By the way, it is only fair I give you Full credit for that particular posting, yu inspired it. Thanks

      9. Paul

        Leviticus 18

        21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
        22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is abomination.

      10. fringewalk

        I think you worry too much about what other people are doing.
        IF you’re right, then as long as you aren’t enjoying a good old fasioned bumming on a Friday night, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

      11. fringewalk

        If it does exist, i don’t imagine there will be any kind of sex or sexual relationships in ‘The Kingdom of God’. I imagine it will be a state of being, completely removed from this physical world, and sex and sexuality will be non=-issues. Enlightened beings are not concerned with illusions, wants, desires of this world. I don’y understand why some people get so stuck on it.
        Also, one might say you are being blasphemous, claiming to speak for God.
        You can only express YOUR INTERPRETATION of God, sice it is impossible to ‘prove it’, as you requested.

  2. SaneSamantha Post author

    The gun example was aimed more toward those that feel their ‘right’ and ‘freedoms’ to own guns are justified – whereas those same ‘rights’ and ‘freedoms’ are non extent or up for debate when it comes to same sex marriage. I’m pointing out the hypocrisy of the argument; not yours, theirs.

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    1. William

      “The gun example was aimed” clever 🙂

      “Theres a military line. This is my Rifle This is my gun”

      never got why they teach soldiers to point the One at other men but not the Other.

      I agree it’s just Nutz, to say everyone has a right to a Lethal friggin weapon but don’t Dare fall in love with someone that just happens to have the same “naughty bits” as you.

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      1. SaneSamantha Post author

        To me, God – this life force, energy, greater soul from which we all are a part of – is about love. And how nice this world is when we are fortunate enough to be be loved by another. Regardless of their naughty bits. 🙂

      2. William

        God is about as easy to describe in human terms as telling someone what the color Purple tastes like.

        But you pretty much describe what I see and hear and feel of “God” for the most part 🙂

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