Are you sure?

How certain are you of your beliefs?
It’s amazing when you catch hold of
a vision so passionately that you’d be willing
to be a martyr for your convictions
but are you really so certain
that unprovoked, you’d spill another’s blood
because he disagrees?

~~

written for dVerse, where the Quadrille prompt this week is to write 44 words including the word “spill”.  This is also my response to the horrific violence that was carried out in a gay bar in Orlando, FL.  Whether you believe that the LGBT community is sinning against God, or whether you believe that their lifestyle is fine is not at the issue.  Agree or disagree, that is fine.  There is room in this world for disagreements, but no room for hatred.  Let’s disagree with respect.

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17 thoughts on “Are you sure?

  1. …disagree with respect….would that our elected officials and those unning for office could follow this adage as well. Life is precious — every life.

  2. Elvis Costello comes to mind in this with his “(What’s So Funny About) Peace. Love and Understanding?”

    “As i walk through
    This wicked world
    Searchin’ for light in the darkness of insanity.

    I ask myself
    Is all hope lost?
    Is there only pain and hatred, and misery?

    And each time i feel like this inside,
    There’s one thing i wanna know:
    What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?”

    Great bits to ponder, Bryan!

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