There are times that I realize that who I am has been eroded, and last night was one of those nights. I never used to weigh my words, and I never cared what people thought of me.
But then I took this job working with a foreign company. And I started caring more about how people perceived me than I cared about who I was at my core.
I became politically correct. Gag me, please. Oh wait…that’s what political correctness does.
I support the McCain/Palin ticket. The more I learn about Sarah Palin, the more I support the ticket.
I am pro-life. That means I am anti-abortion. I’ve never met a pregnant person who said, “Oh, my fetus, my embryo…” The pregnant woman always refers to the thing growing inside of her as a baby. Terminating a pregnancy is murder. Whether in the first trimester or the second or the last. If you don’t want to keep the child, I personally know of about 5 families who would adopt the child without a moment’s hesitation. I’m sure that there are many more.
I am a Christian. I think I am a pretty tolerant, loving and caring person. I don’t go to church every Sunday because I’ve yet to find a church that, at it’s core, doesn’t expect me to become a clone of someone in the church. Discipleship does not mean inserting “the DNA of the church” into someone. It means mentoring someone to become the person that God created them to be…even if that means that the person will eventually leave your church to be that person.
I believe in a Divine Creator. I also believe in science. I don’t believe that the two are mutually exclusive. When I look out my door at the autumnal colors, I know the science behind it, but I cannot deny that a Creator had to think of all of those colors. When I look into the face of another human being, I understand about DNA and biology, but that does not account for the twinkle in someone’s eye when the learn something, about themselves or the world, that changes their perception of the world.
I am a feminist, but I am pro-wearing bras and I don’t believe in the demeaning of men. I believe in equal pay for equal work. I believe that a woman can do (almost) anything that a man can do. But, I don’t think that women should rescind their femininity. And I think that women should encourage men to be men–to do guy things (insert grunts and bodily functions here…haha)
I think that most men need to man up. Stop letting women push you around. Be a man. If you need me to spell this out, let me know.
So, yeah. From this point forward, I reject political correctness.