Personal and Professional Stories of A Working Human
Doesn’t it strike most people as strange that the country that we live in (if you live in the US) makes things illegal, or refused to make things legal, that pose no threat on others? What’s the point of this? Isn’t it absolutely transparent? I mean clearly there is no reason to have something like marijuana be illegal. And even more so when it comes to being other than straight. How come I can’t marry my fucking girlfriend and my boyfriend? Why does it matter if we all get stoned, married and fuck for pay? What in the hell does this have to do with anyone else and why are any of these things illegal? Yes, religion. Yes it is mostly based on religion. But there are non religious people who buy these puritanical ideas as well. There are atheists (many many many, actually) who refused to see the sexism in our society and the racist surrounding them. I think these are based on archaic religious ideas, but at this point it’s really not fair to point the finger purely at religion. Religion doesn’t turn assholes nice or nice people into assholes on it’s own. As I said, there are plenty of asshole atheists. It’s the society we’ve set up in these old crusty ideals that is the problem.
I have a very difficult time understanding these things because I don’t believe in making laws that cause people harm or prevent people from doing things based on their sexual nature or race or wanting to smoke weed or whatever. I just don’t get it. I don’t understand how people can believe the utter bullshit that they believe that allows them to vote for these absurd laws. How can making it illegal to marry someone because you are gay, trans, queer, how can that be ok with anyone? I am terrible in these conversations because I just have very little understanding of this type of ignorance, or not even understanding but maybe patience is a better word. I don’t get it.
I’m 100% (time a million) in favour of reclaiming/claiming an ACTUAL and strict as fuck separation of church and state. Hobby Lobby wouldn’t be allowed to do that shit. Marriage would be legal for everyone. Especially, and this is important for any religious person who isn’t Christian, these laws are all based on Christian ideals, never any other religion. But I just don’t think there is a place for laws based on religion, however good the religion is, because we are a mix of people and religions and non-religions and as a society, our laws should reflect protecting and supporting, not punishing and fake moralities.