Thoughts 9/26/16

Posted: September 26, 2016 in Uncategorized

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything. I really can’t focus enough to write anything formal these days, so I guess I’m going to put out a scattershot of thoughts.

I worked in Law Enforcement for 12 years. Prior to that, I got my degree in Mortuary Science, and worked several years in Funeral Service. I’ve seen both sides of tragedy. Having lived in the South, I’ve seen racism, and reverse racism. I guess I know a little about a few things, but I’m certainly no expert.

With the news of the last few weeks, I often wonder what has happened to common decency.  Treating others as we would like to be treated. Respect for one another. Are these long gone? We don’t have to be a certain profession, religion, race, live in a certain location to be kind to someone.

I’ve never been big on those who are hypocritical, be it through professions, religion, etc. I know there are bad cops out there, and I call them out. They have no business wearing a badge, they are no better than anyone else. They are worse, thinking they are above others. Keep in mind, there are so many good officers out there who will put their lives on the line in an instant, even to protect those that disagree with them.

I may put some people off with my next thoughts, but this is how I feel. I was raised Catholic. Growing up I remember being told that so many things were sins. Yes, I even entertained thoughts of becoming a priest. Now, I will admit the church does many good things. They help the poor. At one point in my life I had to go to Catholic Charities for help getting my bills paid. That being said, their stance for many years protecting priests who abused innocent children is unforgivable. They will not allow a woman a right to an abortion, but if a gay couple attempts to adopt a child through one of their services, they will be turned away and the child will remain in limbo. Why the need to control other’s lives? As of now, I’ve stepped away from religion. It’s important to do right by others, treat others as I wish to be treated. I try to respect those around me. Sometimes, not all deserve respect. The lines between church and state in our country are too blurred. Religion and politics do not belong together. I’m happy to expand on this further if the situation dictates.

Let’s listen more and speak less. There is too much incessant jabber, nothing important being said. Say what you mean, mean what you say.

I hope to do this again soon. Stay safe, peace and love.


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