In a era where people express their opinions on a wide range of topics–i.e. black rights matter and feminism–it is very easy to disregard everyone else’s opinions because we don’t feel it worth while. It’s reasonable, considering the fact that we are selfish beings and what others think shouldn’t really bother us too much.
But other people’s opinions about these topics are worthwhile because we as humans learn from each other. When we hear other people talk about these various things, we are bound to learn something new.
Terrorists are a big issue nowadays and a lot of the population blame it on the Muslims. Sadly, they don’t realize that the Muslims are victims too. The reason society sees them as terrorists is because of what the public has said. And we, as humans, pick that up and drilled that into our heads: Muslims are terrorists.
But they’re not. Just talk to a somewhat close or familiar Muslim about this topic for even just 10 minutes. The fact that Muslims get arrested, suspected, interrogated, and searched just because of how they look and what they believe. Sad, isn’t it? The fact that these unfortunate events happen to them just because of how the media portrays them is, indeed, very sad. Though the terrorists attack Muslims too, they never get support or help just because they are Muslims, the “terrorists”.
Christians in this generation grow up learning and are told right now that gay people are bad, that gay people are sinners. Some even attack the gay people with the Bible. Society points fingers at these Christians, but try hearing something for 18 years; we, as humans, are bound to believe it.
We all have different opinions about gay people whether we are Christians or not. But there must be a confirmation: the Bible never directly says, “Gay people are very bad bad people and are sinners.” Yes, a city of gay people get blinded in the book of Genesis, but that’s because they were trying to rape an angel, so…
There, wasn’t that worthwhile? You have learned today that not all Muslims are terrorists and that gay people tried to rape an angel in the Bible.
Black lives matter. A friend finds that statement to be stupid because all lives matter. I agree. The problem is just that to the common American society, black lives aren’t included in the “all”. That is why this movement is a real thing and why it is such a loudly spoken topic. And people find odd figures to support this movement; it took a gorilla, Harambe, for the people to actually realize that this movement was a serious and legit problem. Seriously? What will it take for people to realize that feminism is a real and true problem?
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