who died?

i’m so tired of walking into a conversation at work or stumbling across blogs of people talking about how ridiculous it is to be a christian… how stupid it is to suggest abortion is murder… how absurd to believe in something you can’t prove, etc. etc.
i’ll be the first in line to admit it’s hard to know what you should believe. but i’ll also admit i’m the first person who will get upset if you tell me something i believe is wrong or ridiculous.  i know we can’t all be right, i’m not retarded, although thanks for checking. but whatever happened to you believe what you believe and i’ll believe what i believe, and we can have a decent conversation about the two without trying to convert each other? i hate fighting about beliefs or feeling like i have to defend myself to you. newsflash: you’re not going to change what i believe by being an asshole or trying to prove me wrong. i’d like to think my beliefs run a little bit deeper than that.
and hey, if you know someone who has had an abortion and never thinks about it or hurts because of it or regrets her decision, that’s fine and dandy. but don’t expect me to pat you on the back for supplying me with such sad information. all you’re doing is proving to me that there are people out there who numb themselves to intense pain because the obviously can’t, or choose not to, deal with it.
and hey, i know there are people who don’t believe the bible is true. i know there are questionable things in it and said “contradictions”. do you really think you’re the first person to tell me these things?
i believe what i believe because if i didn’t, i would have nothing to live for. i would have no hope for tomorrow and especially none for when i die. and without hope, and faith, and love, i’m not sure life would be all that worth living.

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About Rachel Halsey

i'm like a faucet that leaks, but there is comfort in the sound.

One response to “who died?

  1. thahalsey

    we can be glad that we have something to live for that goes beyond this reality. i love you and i hope i’ve been a better person to have conversations with recently…

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