Judgement Day

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm going to attempt to say this without hurting anyone's feelings... and if I do, please forgive me.

Facebook can be a wonderful thing.  You get to keep up with friends and classmates that you don't get to see regularly, remember birthdays that otherwise you would forget and you get to read statuses from your friends (what they are doing, photos, etc.).  I do enjoy having a facebook, but today was the first day I've thought about deleting my page. 

Yesterday was election day and on top of all the elected official offices we were voting on, there was also three other things to vote on.  One had facebook all in an uproar for months, especially the past three days.  In case you aren't in Mississippi, I'll post what Amendment 26 is...

"Initiative #26 would amend the Mississippi Constitution to define the word 'person' or 'persons', as those terms are used in Article III of the state constitution, to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof."

Now, if you still don't know what I'm talking about, you can google it and read the pros and cons and see the different views people were taking on this issue.

I, for one, did not vote yes or no, I left it blank.  Why?  Because I didn't feel this was ready for vote.  I am "pro-life" even though certain Christians are saying I can't be a Christian and/or be "pro-life" and vote no.  I'm not trying to start WWIII with this post, I'm just saying who are we to judge anyone's vote.  Voting is a right that we have living here in the United States. 

Now, here is why I wanted to delete my facebook (especially today), I had certain people on facebook judging others who voiced their opinion on how they voted.  And unless I'm wrong, and I'm 100% sure I'm not, there is only one God and yesterday nor today is judgment day, otherwise we Christians would not be here arguing about this.

Whether you voted yes or no, or left it blank as I did, it was your right to vote this way.  You had your own reasons just like everyone else who voted.  And just like many of you, I prayed about this and my decision was clear as to how I was going to vote yesterday when I arrived.  However, criticizing people for the way they voted is not going to solve anything. 

Maybe by the weekend, hatred from yesterday's vote will be no more.


  1. i love this. thank you for writing this. i am writing a similar blog. i don't get it either. thank you for your honesty. we need more of this and less of that.

  2. Well put. I really don't understand why this was on the ballot in the first place, it seems these sort of matters are a personal matter and not for a state to decide. If you weren't comfortable voting for it, leaving it blank was the right call. I wish there was a no politics rule on fb :-).

  3. I know I've said it on my FB, but I want to reiterate that facebook is almost not even fun anymore because of the politics and backbiting that has been going on the last few months. It's crazy. I have seen lifelong friends turn on each other, and not just over I26, local races have turned normally sane people completely nuts.

  4. I take a strong stand on pro life issues but I don't judge people for what they believe. I may try to tell them my opinion but I don't think FB is the place for it!

  5. I guess in my opinion I don't understand how I vote is anyone's business. I have removed my comments from facebook when a post goes augmentative. I love keeping in touch with family and childhood friends, but the arguments of any kind -- someone always gets hurt.

  6. Oh wow... I'm right there with you. for one, I don't like anyone asking me who I voted for. No one's business. I've thought about deleting my FB a bunch of times. But I will just block those who post things that are ugly or vulgar or both. And I've also blocked people who attack others just because of their beliefs.


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