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Being Myself

Updated: Mar 20, 2022

With today’s world of having social media to get one‘s view out about their likes or dislikes on topics such as religion or politics sometimes I wonder if I don’t share your views do you automatically hate me enough to not be my friend anymore?

This has been in my thoughts for a while. Sometimes I see posts that I don’t necessarily agree with or I might feel like I’m being grouped into a category that the poster doesn’t agree with.

I‘m not here to tell anyone to stop speaking their mind nor will i tell you you’re wrong. I won’t unfriend someone on Facebook for being passionate on what they believe in.

i do wonder if you would still accept me for me. There is more to a person than just their religious or political beliefs.

So here’s something about me:

I was baptized catholic a few months after I was born, I went to a Catholic grade school Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, and I’ve been singing in my church choir since 1996.

I may not be a die hard Catholic but I’m proud of my religion. I’ve had struggles over the years. Both my faith and the community/friends within my faith have gotten me through some difficult times. Those people are like another family to me.

With that being said, there is more to me than just my religion. Yes it’s a part of me but it doesn’t necessarily define me. I’m not trying to tell you need to believe in God or not.

What I’m trying to say is that if you can’t accept me for my religious beliefs or any other beliefs then please remove me from my life. If we’re Facebook friends then go and remove me, if you’re following me on Twitter or Instagram then stop.

I’m willing to open up my heart and accept you even if you don’t accept mine. But if you have so much hate for me for my religion or anything else I might believe or support then we shouldn’t be friends.

I’m not going to apologize for being myself.

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