Bigot


Bigot: Somebody with strong opinions, especially on politics, religion, or ethnicity, who refuses to accept different views.

Here are just a few issues where bigotry is the norm. It is only fair to note that not everyone that agrees with parts of the following issues is a bigot.

Evolution: The world has no creator, we know how the world developed and we have “overwhelming evidence” that indicates we are right. Anyone that thinks otherwise is to be regarded as a bronze age, fairytale believing fool and is on a different level of thought than that of the evolutionist. Your opinions will never be heard in the classroom, remember separation of church and state.

Abortion: The fetus inside a woman’s stomach is nothing but a blob. It may have eyes, DNA, fingerprints, fingernails, a nose, a heart, a brain, and all the potential needed to be a human, but we still think it is just a blob, therefore terminate it if you want. Anyone that thinks otherwise is a religious fanatic, therefore their opinion must be regarded invalid. After all they’re just looking to take women’s rights away.

Global warming or “Climate Change:” Global warming is real, “scientific evidence” is vastly in our favor. Even though there are many scientists out there that would contest, on many levels, the validity of global warming, the debate is over. Anyone that thinks otherwise must be marginalized, they must be tied up with “big oil” and they must not be regarded as a real “scientist,” because here consensus is king and there is no debate, we already know the answer.

The examples above are not exaggerated, these opinions are held and acted upon just as I’ve demonstrated. The odd thing that each one has in common is the idea that debate is over, we know the answer and we are right. They regard anyone that disagrees with them as intellectually lower and will not accept a different point of view.

Here is the irony, I am to be regarded as a bigot because I don’t think that homosexuals should be able to get “married.” I put married in quotation marks because the term married has become something that at this time it is not and in previous years never was. Even though I am totally in favor of homosexuals having every right that heterosexuals have when it comes to marriage, my qualm is that I don’t want it to be called marriage. For that I am regarded as a bigot, solely because I am attempting to allow a word to retain its definition.

Many business people that voted for prop 8 in California were literally black listed, nearly run out of town, told that they cannot do business in California and lost their jobs, and those business people are regarded as bigots?

One of the major problems with this debate is the immense amount of subjectivity that has been infused into the debate. Lets assume one day the supreme court of Ohio decided to call self defense murder. That would be completely subject to the Ohio supreme courts definition of “self defense” which is obviously something that it has not been. Self defense has never been regarded as murder and should not be, but for the sake of argument self defense is murder. Don’t you think that there would be a little bit of an outrage. Why? Because something that has for a very long time been regarded as legal and ethically acceptable is now redefined and in turn made the opposite.

That is what is happening right now in regard to the definition of marriage. What should be done about it? Leave it to the states, let the people of the states decide what they want for their state. This should not be a federal issue, we cannot allow for redundancy, if the states have the power to act they should. This should not be legislated from the bench, these judges should not be making decisions on this, if they do people from both sides should allow people to choose. People, if someone doesn’t believe what you believe they are not intellectually lower than you, no matter what side of any issue they are on.

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