When I began this blog I did not make a conscious decision to become apolitical, nor did I decide not to speak about my faith, although I know sometimes I slip a little spirituality into this cocktail of crazy. The fact of the matter is, both of these things are very important to me. And those of you who know me personally probably know which way I lean. And I know it has surprised many of you on occasion.
I choose not to use this blog as a platform to further my political or religious agenda, because there is no agenda. The opposite of which seems painfully obvious in some of my favorite places. I've found that opening a discussion of this sort over the comment section of an internet blog becomes messy and isn't really a dialogue at all. It's more a collection of monologues and hurled accusations. I find it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Worse than those six cloves of garlic I had last night.
As citizens of a free and Democratic society (rights that people in less fortunate places of the world die for) it is our right to take part in the election process as well informed voters. But it is not our right to force those views upon others or rub our opinions in the faces of those who may disagree with us. Although you actually do have the right do do so as provided by the first amendment. But it is inhumane and discourteous. And I, for one, am sick of it.
I am happy to have a discussion on my beliefs whether they be spiritual or political with anyone who chooses to do so in an engaging and openhearted conversation. We can even debate. But my relationships with people, regardless of their political or religious persuasions are far more important to me than the advancement of my political ideals. I would rather invite you over for a cup of tea and talk about our favorite books and send you on your way with some cookies and a hug than open this blog up as a pedestal of political subterfuge.
That, Dear readers, is that.