Thursday, February 18, 2010
I got into REALLY big trouble over the weekend. An old high school classmate posted a status question on Facebook, I responded with my own question, which was then taken horribly wrong by friends of HIS, and I found myself the unhappy recipient of Hate and Vitriol- I was being flamed, and it stunk.
I sent a note to the most vehement of the posters, asking her to stop- she didn't understand my statement, and I didn't like being publicly attacked. She saw my true point, and apologized to me (and on the original comment.) It started a weekend-long back and forth about civil rights, religious beliefs, and the state of politics in our country, and I think I have a new friend now. She's a lovely, feisty, heart felt girl who was trying to stand up for the rights of others, and I admire her for that.
It brought to mind a wish I've had for a while. I don't know if we can make it work, but it would be lovely to try.
I'd like to host a series of "get to know you" guest posts- I'm a religious gal (LDS/Mormon) and I know so many of you have wonderfully strong religious beliefs as well. I'd love to know more about them- I think we can all be better about understanding others around us, and the way to understand them is to know where they're coming from. If you think this is a good idea and sounds like fun, please comment below or send me an e-mail at madebymyrnie(at)gmail(dot)com.
You'll write a guest post about your religion- written works you follow (bible, talmud, koran, Book of Mormon, etc.), what the organizational structure currently looks like, history of the religion, beliefs, practices, terminology, etc.
I will post what you write, and link back to you. I will also be screening comments- anything belittling or questioning what you believe will be deleted and sent back to the original commenter asking them to please rephrase their question.
Let me know if you'd like to participate!