By the way, I snagged satpreet.tumblr.com. Obvz the hippest "Satpreet" on the internet.
On a more serious note:
As much as I appreciate everyone's support on my post "The world is ours...," I would really like to move on from the anonymous comment and focus on the positivity of the post. Maybe the anonymous poster regrets what they said? Maybe it was a rash decision in a heated moment? Who knows. And maybe it wasn't. Maybe the anonymous poster is kind of a mean head. Either way, let's not let it cloud the message of the post, which is, ultimately that life is good, life is beautiful, and life is full of beautiful, wonderful people.
Also, I don't really want to criticize anyone's beliefs or Christianity. Everyone has their flaws, their moments, their weaknesses. It's no secret that I have more than my share of all of these things. Like I've always said, although I am not a Christian, nor am I religious, I appreciate religion for all the good it inspires in people.
At the same time, religion is often used as a tool for promoting exclusion, fear and the superiority of a specific group of people. This saddens me. I'd like to think it saddens god, too. Just because someone is Christian or Muslim or Sikh does not make them morally superior to anyone else. I believe in my goodness and my strength and my desire to know god. These things are not contingent on whether I have been baptized or not. And if, after knowing me and seeing me for so many years, a person cannot see past the fact that I do not take communion to see that I am a wonderful person worth knowing, worth being in their family, then that's on that person -- it's not on me.
Ugh. But I regress. I regress; I regress; I regress.
Really, what I am trying to say is, some people go to church three times a week, but then get caught up in petty actions. So their weakness is in their surroundings, but by voluntarily going to church three times a week , they show a desire to know god. And that is to be admired.
And if someone is good, is kind, and tries very hard to be positive, but doesn't go to church -- then perhaps their weakness is in their confusion, and in their inability to have absolute faith. But through their search and effort, they show resilience and strength. And that, too, is to be admired.
We are all flawed, but we are all beautiful. We are all different, but at the end of the day, we are all the same. And isn't that wonderful?