Monday, September 15, 2008

In Which I Make A Statement

I'm not entirely convinced that I managed to get my point across with my last entry. I'm not going to attempt to explain myself any more than I already have, mostly because my explanation probably wouldn't make much sense, either.

However, after some thought and consideration, I've decided to make a series of short statements voicing my opinions on some of what I said I felt I "couldn't talk about". After that, I'll be done with the goddamn thing and move on.
  • I plan on voting for John McCain this fall. I feel he is more suited to be the leader of this country, with his political and life experience's being his greatest assets.
  • I believe in a higher power, God or otherwise. There is too much complexity in this world that couldn't "just happen" by means of evolution.
  • I think whoever wins this Presidential election needs to pull our troops out of Iraq. We have spent enough money and lost enough lives already, and there are areas of our country that could greatly benefit from those resources and support.

That is all I have to say, and short of discussions on these statements in the comment section of this entry only, these subjects are closed. I'm probably not going to discuss these subjects in any future entry, because I simply don't want to open this space up for debate.

Whether you agree or disagree with me, that is fine.

That is the beauty of this country, where we can have our own opinions and are allowed to voice them freely.


Lola said...

Oh, Badass, I still love ya! You know I don't agree with your pick for president, but I wouldn't fight with you over it.

I believe in a higher power, as well. I just don't believe in organized religion, especially the one I was raised in.

I do wonder, though, why you would vote for McCain if you want out of Iraq.

No, you don't have to explain or debate. I'm just saying...

LilSass said...

Oh Dear God in Heaven, none of these things change the way I feel about you and I totally appreciate your candidness. However, clearly I have posted no less than 278 entries covering any of the above items which may or may not have offended you. ZOINK! My apologies.

Wait ... does this mean you really do think the cockroaches came over on the arc? Well, I don't know what kinda God would allow THAT ;-)

Moonspun said...

Badass, I am voting for Barack and because I want the troops out of Iraq. I MIGHT consider McCain is I was convinced in any way he'd pull the troops out. But I just can't do it. You are right, isn't it great that we can express our opinions freely, on your blog and otherwise?
I believe in something, the world is too amazing and magical. But I am entirely uncomfortable with the word God. Not sure why. But that's why I am a Unitarian Universalist because I can go to church with people who may or may not believe anyway and have a sense of community.
Sorry you've felt angst about your choices and your blog and your inability to express your feelings. Some might call that growth.
You still rock, my friend.

Badass Geek said...

Lola: Organized religion is good for some, but not for all. I was raised Baptist Christian, and I got the hell out as soon as I could.

Lil Sass: You don't have to apologize for anything. What you've written is your opinion, and I'm glad that you can express yourself with more freedom than I allow myself. Regarding the cockroaches thought, I didn't say I believed in the Bible. But I do feel that there is a place for everything in this world, even things as unpleasant as cockroaches.

Moonspun: My choice for McCain is a "lesser of two evils" thing. I like some of the things that Obama stands for, but I like some of the things that McCain stands for more. I know his Iraq ideas aren't "get them out now", but I'm just going with my gut feelings. And you're right, "God" is an uncomfortable word.

Kim said...

I like you even more.

Not that it matters what a complete stranger thinks. ;)

I trust McCain and Palin more on handling anything military, too.

Rock on with your own Badass Geek self and keep taking care of your health, you hear?

Daddy Files said...

Your pick of McCain and a belief in a higher power are completely unacceptable and I think you are one of -- if not the most -- horrible people on the face of the Earth. I award you no points, and my God have mercy on your soul.

Seriously though, no one is going to agree on everything and I highly doubt your fanatic followers are going to ditch you over political or religious beliefs. Hell, I'd be more offended if you told me you're a New York Yankees fan.

You're not a Yankees fan are you? Because I'm accepting, but not that accepting!

scatterbrain said...

You guys really crack me up! I love reading your opinions on here.

It's a tough one about getting political, there's the danger of your blog becoming a continual rant or debating ground. I have a very low bullshit threshold - all politicians are turds and they all lie.

It used to be considered rude to discuss either politics or religion in polite company. Obviously nowadays it's all change, but remains a sticky topic - probably because of the passions it arouses.

Formal religion is too dogmatic for me - I believe we're all part of a higher power, some more than others. It comes from within ourselves. But what do I know? I've given up researching it and just go with what suits me.

You're right though - we are very lucky that we have the freedom to express our opinions.

Heather said...

Say what you wanna say - even if I don't agree, you're still my friend. I believe in God, and I might've voted for McCain even though I am a Democrat if it weren't for Palin. Just can't do it now.

Badass Geek said...

Kim: Sometimes, the opinions of strangers matter the most. Thanks for stopping by and commenting... Come back soon!

Daddy Files: Dude, if I was a Yankee's fan, I'd hate myself, too.

Scatterbrain: I never discuss politics or religion in person. It is one thing to bring it up here, and then never touch the subject again, but it is quite another when you bring it up in person.

Heather: Palin does seem to throw a wrench in things, doesn't she... said...

Voting for McCain but you want to get OUT of Iraq?
It's cool, Badass, Mama still loves you. Seriously.

Badass Geek said...

SWAX: Like I said in a comment above, its more of a "lesser of two evils" thing for me.

A.C. said...

Well, I pretty much abhor the McCain/Palin duo and I totally don't believe in God in any way, shape or form. But, I do agree with you on the war thing and I totally respect your opinions, and the fact that you've voiced them.

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