A Reminder About Equality

Even if I was against gay marriage, which I am not, I don’t think my personal opinion on the way other people should live should prevent other people from being happy… that is, if the way they chose to be happy allows everyone else to continue to be happy as well. Equality for all. Let’s share this world and make it awesome.

Love,

J.REMPS

Crazy Dream

Maybe it’s because the primer in my house is still very fresh and the fumes have continued to influence me but I had a really intense dream last night. I must have been thinking about gay rights because of all of the press coverage surrounding California over turning Prop 8… anywho here’s what happened.

I was in some town and they decided that they wanted to eliminated homosexuality. There was one prominent (yet faceless) gay person who they wanted to kill because they were gay. Everyone was sort of unhappy about this but everyone was also going with the flow and not doing anything about it. After a long time in this hostage-like situation (the dude was tied to a chair) I went into this room by myself. I was thinking about what was happening (one of those the-wheels-are-turning moments) and then I had an epiphany. I decided it was stupid for me to stand idly by while they kill that guy for no reason. I went back into the other room and gave this big speech about how stupid it was for everyone to just let this happen (I swear there were some really good quotes in there that I can’t remember now! haha). I was so scared because they could easily kill me for taking a stand against what was happening. There was chair kicking and yelling involved and when I was done everyone sort of rallied with me and took a stand for the man.

When I woke up I even had a bit of an adrenaline rush from all of the revolutionary excitement. Crazy. What does it mean? I don’t know, but it was certainly an exciting start to my day!

The Problem I have with Religion

The Kingdom of Jesus Christ: The Name Above Every Name

In case you can’t see it says, “The Kingdom of Jesus Christ: The Name Above Every Name”. I have a few problems with this. First off, I don’t think any name should be above every name. We should all be entitled to equality and no one should be treated at a higher standard than everyone else. This attitude also implies a sense of service. I think that we should all serve eachother not some “higher being”.

The World is my country,

all mankind are my brethren,

and to do good is my religion.

–┬áThomas Paine

When we all unite together under the flag of humanity, that’s when we will achieve peace. There is so much wisdom in the song “imagine”… pretty much sums up my world view. If believing in God helps you to be a better person and bring kindness into the world that is great, but anything that divides people has a downside.

Perhaps I am just quick to abandon my ties in favor of unity because I don’t have many ties. I was not brought up religiously and don’t have a cultural community that I interact with. I don’t feel much pride as a Canadian but instead feel as if I am a citizen of the planet. Maybe I would feel differently if my situation was different.