It makes me sad when people let differences cause offense or divisions that make someone feel bad. 

I just read a post on another blog, and I want to reach out to all who hurt and feel excluded, and say that I accept you as you are.  I hope that others will do the same.  Let’s not let differences come between us.

1 Comment to Acceptance

  1. rapunzel says:

    My response to “Offended”

    I’m not sure what it was that you read. I’m sorry that you are feeling hurt. I hope you won’t mind if I point out that I can’t follow your logic here regarding how anyone is calling you bad. Maybe it’s part of what you read that I don’t have access to.

    The author of what you read may have stated a belief that readers of “the good book” and Christians are good people. Okay, that sounds like a generalization to me, but I don’t see where it says or implies that anyone who isn’t a Christian or doesn’t read the good book is bad or hated.

    I have been told by people who believe differently than I do that my religion was bad and that I wouldn’t be saved because of it. I am Christian, but some Christians would exclude me because it is a different denomination than theirs. It’s not nice to be told that someone thinks you are bad because you are different. I have written to the author of a website (which was not primarily about religion, but included a page that listed religions that the author believed were not Christian and wanted to warn members that they were condemned), to ask the author to reconsider. I had quite a discussion with that web author, and we ended up deciding that we would not agree, but we understood each other a little better. Ultimately, I was up against one person’s statement of their belief, which I disagree with. I know that I am not condemned just because someone believes differently than I do and wants to say that I am.

    I believe that true Christians would accept you as a child of God, first and foremost. I’m sorry that you have felt excluded. BTW, I do believe that there are goddesses too. Even if this world was created by a paternal God (my belief there), wouldn’t that mean that we also have a mother?

    Maybe we are all more alike than it seems on the surface.

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