I hate any post or conversation that begins with “Im not trying to offend anyone but….” because we all know that in honesty they dont give a shit if they do or not. So I will save that part and just jump straight to my topic for the evening.
All of you people who have been quoting Bible scripture and to the ones who have continued to post “….bring God back into schools….”…I really would like to understand your way of thinking. So according to YOUR way of thinking, when you walk into a school or government building and God is no longer present in your life? What type of God do you worship?? The God I grew up believing in was almighty and was present no matter where I was. He was with me and even though at times He was silent I still trusted in my heart that He was there! YOU are the ones that have taken away His power….not the ones fighting against Him.
When I worked at Sparkman High School here in Alabama, each morning after the announcements we had a “moment of silence”. I always took that time to pray for the 1) the safety of my own children….2) The safety of the children at the school… and lastly 3) whatever else I felt like needed to be prayed for at the time. If YOUR children have a moment of silence in the morning and they are not praying to God…then who are the ones really taking God out of the schools??? If YOUR children sit down to eat lunch and do not say a prayer over their meal to the Lord, then again…who are the ones taking prayer out of our schools?
Yesterdays shooting and the lose of so many innocent lives have devastated our whole country. Each child that was horribly massacred was the same age as either my middle child Trinity or my youngest child Madelyn. I continue to picture in my mind (because Im a parent and thats what we do) the horror my own children would have felt had a mad man came into their school and began taking the lives of our children! But I DO NOT for once take God out of the equation! If you truly believe in God and truly believe he is the almighty…is it not easier for you to believe that he was there holding those innocent children instead of letting them live this tragedy alone?? Do you believe that he is weak and can not make it through the walls, doors or windows of a structured school? If this is the case…then obviously you have learned of a different God than I grown up believing in.
Now I will continue to tell you of my personal feelings. I do not know if at this point in my life I am a “true Christian”. I have grown up in church and had it instilled in me that He is our only God and we shall believe in Him or perish in the pits of hell for eternity. BUT at the same time I was taught that we were created in HIS image (which means we are much like him and have the same feelings). I have 3 daughters…granted…so far they are amazing, but if one of them were to deny me or our Lord I would not cast either of them into everlasting fire and chaos! I would continue to love them and shelter them no matter the wrong doings they have cast upon this world, because simply, they are a product of me and I would take the responsibility for their actions. Would our own Creator not do the same?? I can say for certain at this point in my life…I do not believe in the Bible. I believe it was written by simple men and embellished to say what they wanted followers to believe. I also find it strange that God (in the days of the first testaments) spoke to man yet we could not pray directly to him until Jesus died for our sins. What sense does that even make????
We, as Christians, go on Mission trips in order to save our country and others from the fires of Hell. Yet, when we do this…we are shoving our own beliefs down others throats. God even said in the Bible (if you truly believe it) that He gave us free will to believe. That means he did not intervene in our lives or our way of believing, so why should we as mere mortals do what He will not do Himself? It appears to be only Christians performing this act…..how many Witches, Wiccan’s, Satan worshipers, etc….have you seen doing this? We are the only ones forcing our beliefs down non-believers throats. Which in turn tells me that WE are the ones taking God our of this country. If he wants to promote himself….does He not have the power to perform even a small task in someones life? Does He not have the power to speak to his own childs heart and have them hear Him?
I honestly dont know what I believe at this point in my life…BUT…regardless of what I believe I will continue to teach my children what I was taught. I will teach them about God and I will teach them Bible stories and let them read their own Bible stories and then I will let them make up their own mind. They will not know how I think personally until they are old enough to make up their own mind about what they believe. Perhaps my way of thinking at this point in my life is wrong…but in my mind I believe that if my God (that I grew up believing in) is all mighty and understanding then He will understand that why I have doubts and will forgive me of my shortcomings and my individual thinking pattern that HE allowed me to have!
Now let me say this to my family…..I know this probably doesnt make you happy…and Im pretty certain all of you will read it but not comment and that is fine. But understand this….I know I was raised in a Christian family….I know I was raised to believe in Hell and brimstone….I know I was raised to believe WHAT I WAS TOLD TO BELIEVE….but I just want you all to understand that even though Im a Barber, Im also human and have a mind of my own and I hope you can respect that the same as I respect you are true Christians and believe the way you do. :)
Last night I was having trouble sleeping so I laid on the couch and started watching a show called “Lockup” on NBC. It was showing criminals who are/were locked up in a Boston prison and what life is like for them on the inside. I must say that I was a bit confused and disgusted by some of the things I was seeing.
These people are criminals yet their living conditions were better than some of the honest hardworking people we have in our country.
One episode that really pissed me off was focused on two brothers that were sharing a cell together. They were able to have food in their cell and also had a tv and music players with headphones!
Im just really confused here….when you break the laws and go to prison arent you suppose to lose your freedom. They were comfortable….why were they comfortable?? Its not a resort that they are being sent to…its a prison!
Then as I continued watching the episodes I kept noticing that they had weight benches and workout equipment…there was one episode that showed a female prisoner running on a treadmill that is better than mine and I worked to get the one I have!! Why do they have all of these things…if they want a gym to work out in then stop breaking the fucking law and go to Golds when you are released….you dont deserve to have one while you are in lockup!
I watched this show up until around 4am before I fell asleep on the couch…but during the time I was viewing it I was starting to see why its really no big deal for these people to be put in the prison systems. They get a nice, clean place to live…they are fed…they get access to a gym (which by the way most people who work cant even afford a membership to a gym)….they get to sleep whenever they want…they have no stress or worries….they dont have a job they have to go to and they have free medical care! Well shit….it almost makes decent law abiding, hard working people want to throw in the towel and go stay there for awhile!
Why are we forced to pay for these losers?? Why are they not farming land and growing their own food in these prisons? Why are they allowed these luxuries when they made the conscious choice to break the law? Why are they not locked in their cells with nothing but a bed and blanket and forced to live that way? They dont deserve special shit…they lost their rights…they are criminals, not hard working law abiding citizens! We have people in our country struggling yet we look past them and are forced to pay for these sorry fuckers who dont deserve our fucking left overs!
One story really pissed me off….this guy was a “gang banger” and he had came up behind a woman and robbed her at gunpoint. He went into detail about how he told her if she screamed he would shoot her and told her he didnt just want her money he wanted everything she had. When the person filming the show asked him “If you could say anything to this woman what would it be?” His response was “I would just say welcome to life….its not personal its business…….”. This guy was 22 years old…..able to work yet his business was taking what others work for. I think its bullshit that we spend our money and time trying to rehabilitate these people who have no desire to live a crime free life.
Oh and one more thing that really upset me…..they showed an inside prison graduation….these people were getting GED’s and certificates for completing work programs. Do you realize that people who arent in prison..working their asses off cant even afford to get their GED’s?? AND..during this ceremony they wore cap and gowns….how were those cap and gowns paid for??? The prisoners didnt pay for them so who did….US???
I dont want to pay for these people….I think there has to be a better way to force these people to take care of themselves when they CHOOSE the life of a criminal. Im really sick that criminals get more rights and a better life than some of our people out in the world struggling that live their lives the best they can and dont break the law. When did prison become an upscale hotel??
Today when I got up I did my daily rituals…peed..fixed the kids breakfast…grabbed my dietcoke…then sat down to read some news stories. One quickly caught my eye and I just knew there was going to be some dumbasses who would post comments on it and get me all riled up. Well I was correct…so let me start by giving you a short insight to the story Im speaking about.
In Nashville TN there was a Great Pyrenees (dog breed) that escaped from an electric fence, attacked a female neighbor, bit the woman twice, then began attacking the womans poodle until finally the husband stepped in and tossed a cup of hot coffee on the dog to get it to stop attacking. The dog now sits in a shelter waiting for a court hearing for a judge to determine if the dog will be euthanized or (since so many people have went bat shit crazy over the story) will be sent off to be rehabilitated and then sent to live on a farm somewhere else.
So of course most people have responded to the story saying things such as “ohhhh this makes no sense..that breed would never attack unprovoked…” “I cant believe that man tossed coffee on the poor dog…why didnt they just pick up their poodle and walk away….” “Awwww give me that poor puppy Ill take care of it….” “I bet they tossed the coffee on the dog first then the dog attacked….”……..ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?????
First let me address anyone who is stupid enough to say “that breed of dog would never attack unprovoked”….that is like saying “no upper class male would ever break the law, its just not in their breeding” yeah..sounds really damn stupid doesnt it??? You can not say that a dog based simply on the breed will never do anything out of character….animals are as unpredictable as humans, probably a little worse since humans will most of the time say something that will let you know they are about to do something dangerous.
Im totally against animal abuse…I believe there should be much harsher punishments for anyone who harms an animal due to neglect or intentionally but when it comes to an animal attacking an innocent person then the dogs life is not in any way more important than the person being attacked.
And then there are several idiots posting “Give me the poor dog…Ill take care of it instead of it being killed…”. Ya know if they really gave a shit about animals that are euthanized then why arent they at the shelters now adopting an animal that is about to be put down that hasnt attacked anyone?? If you want to be a hero then get your ass to the shelter and save a dog there and stop trying to look like some amazing person by offering to take a dog that has already attacked a human and another animal! Oh and the comments “They should have picked their poodle up and walked away….” ok…if someone comes up and starts beating the shit out of you and your puppy should you just pick your sweet puppy up and walk away or try and do anything possible to protect yourself??
People are just really stupid with some of the shit they say….I vote that we start euthanizing idiots instead of animals!!
Let me first just explain why I chose the user name “Ragin Redneck”…well it was because “Crazy country bitch” was already taken….go figure.
I have decided to start this blog in order to keep from continually offending my friends on facebook with all of my rants and post about shit that pisses me off…haha just kidding….I dont give a shit if I offend them or not…I started this because the “Status” box on facebook only allows me to type so many characters.
So lately I have felt as if I have a huge problem that I need to address soon with myself….I have been intentionally reading news stories just to see what people say in response to them and then get pissed off because it just confirms that people really are idiots. I know…I could very easily just read the stories and ignore the comments but its like I dont have a choice…like Im forced to read the stupid shit that people say and then I get all pissed off about it. Maybe I really do have anger issues…I dont know but I do know this…if people would sometimes say out loud the shit they type before posting it then perhaps they would understand that a monkey could make a more educated statement!
Taaaadaaaaa…..my first post…Im so proud of myself! I think what I will do is maybe pick one thing a day that just really grinds my nerves and have a bitch off about it. Or maybe I will surprise even myself and type about something that actually makes me happy one day…but dont hold your breath on that one.