I woke up this morning to see the (numbers appear to be different, but they are in the millions) French people peacefully walking against extremist (but I have to remember NOT to read the news articles on Facebook,lol) I find that it’s been a bit terrifying to read the news articles on Facebook, they are terrifying and I tend to end up getting really involved and getting into arguments.
To see though MILLIONS coming together to say “No” to extremists and terrorist is a wonderful site, even if there are people out there who just don’t get it. I think that a lot of them think that we should take up guns and kill everyone. Some of the more interesting comments that I’ve heard are:
“Christians have never killed anyone in the name of God”
“Why aren’t there any Muslims marching? Because they care more about than idol” I promptly pointed out that it might have something to do with everyone is saying “Kill all Muslims”.
Anyways, I do not want to concentrate on that. I think it shows something when in the last few months we have had some situations around the world where we as a societywe had a choice. We could give into the fear, or we can show those extremists that we wont be scared off or intimidated. I personally think it’s great to see that most people in this world thinks that we should show those people that we’re not going to take it, instead of becoming vigilantism ourselves!
It seems appropriate to talk about the most famous person at this time of year. If you go to Google at the moment, there is a tracker that you can view and it tells you how long it will be until Santa visits.
Whatever you might call him, I think we can all agree that this time is not only a magical time but is also a completely insane time of year. That last couple of days before the big day.
I actually got into a fight recently though for someone who is a “atheist” calling parents ‘stupid’ for letting their children believe in Santa. I normally try to stay out of “belief” type debates, but that one really mad me angry.
I think ANY type of extremist attitude is not alright. There is nothing stupid for letting children believe in Santa Claus, especially around Christmas. I think it is much more important to bring up children to be decent adults. What someone believes in does not for one second make someone bad or good and definitely does not make someone “stupid”. In every “belief/non-belief” system there is always going to be extremist who thinks that they are better than the rest.
The recent events in Sydney made me really realise this, most religions are based on loved for each other. They are definitely not based on what the extremists promote. I think that there’s nothing wrong with that? What’s wrong with telling people to love each other? If faith gets you through the day, I don’t understand why, quiet frankly, it’s anyone else’s business? It does make me laugh though how, I would call myself an “Agnostic” I have to constantly point out to my religious and atheist friends how similar they really are.
I just hate it when they bring Father Christmas into it…That is not cool!
Here as an extra bonus is a video that I found funny Santa fails:
Published on 6 Dec 2013
Funny Santa Claus Fail Compilation 2013