In the world of political correctness, I am afraid we are becoming a nation of yes-men (and women). Especially in the conservative and Christian segments of America.
- We are told that all religions are equal and valid. Yet Christians better not display their religion in public for fear of offending someone.
- We are sold the “pro-choice” position, but when someone speaks out for the choice of life, they are being hateful.
- If we want to secure our borders and keep our country safe, we are racist.
- We are told that political dissent is patriotic, and must listen to our leaders being called Naz*is, fasci*sts and liars. But when we speak out against the liberal political agenda, we are engaging in the politics of hate.
A woman in one local mom’s group to which I belong stated that she didn’t believe we should be disagreeing with each other at all. We should not bring up subjects with which another person had a different view. And if they do have a differing opinion, we should stop talking about it.
I am not saying we should purposely antagonize someone’s views, or constantly bring up divisive subjects. But when did American women get so afraid of disagreement? Should we be afraid of sharing our true thoughts , even if they are different? Can’t we still be friends, even if you don’t see the world through the same lens as I? Even though you’re atheist or agnostic, and I’m Christian, can we still value each other?
OK, here’s the fun part.
I am the poster-girl for Fear of Rejection! I’m about to have a panic attack just thinking about what I’m about to write. I get so much encouragement from the beautiful supportive comments of others here! However, I decided to do something today to face my fear! And maybe help you get over your fear of being real, even when you’re different.
Here’s your assignment:
If you agree with this post, don’t say “Oh, I totally agree we need to disagree more!” (…Am I really about to do this?)
- Find something somewhere on my blog with which you disagree. Tell me about it! (respectfully, please!) Don’t just attack my position, but share your heart on the issue, and feel free from the constant pressure to conform.
(I reserve the right to delete any comment with which I disagree – just kidding!)
You might want to start with something like “I totally disagree that you are air-headed, and how could you say such a thing!” OK, so go find something…can you tell I’m stalling?
…shaking in my boots…