You made a statement earlier: "....In a secular society there are many "truths", yours, mine, and others."
I just want to know...is that statement true?
Thank you for answering. But that begs the question. Is that statement - â€¦there are many truthsâ€¦ - "true for you" or is it also "true for me"? If it is true for everyone, havenâ€™t you just contradicted yourself? Because I thought you said there are "many truths". And if something is â€œtrue for everyoneâ€â€¦well, there canâ€™t be â€œmany truthsâ€.[/unquote/]
Obviously you haven't noticed that I placed "truth" in brackets meaning I don't subscribe to that kind of terminology. What I am trying very hard to make you understand that this is not a unilaterally Christian society, there are Jewish, Moslem, Hindu, Shamans, Ateists, Agnostics and they work just as hard as you do, they pay taxes just as much as you do, and they die for this country just like any other. Pushing your "truths" or beliefs (the term I prefer) down the throats of others who have beliefs other than yours, is no different than to those we declare war. Look around you and you will find a Moslem doctor treating your child, a Hindu teacher at school, a Jewish businessman owns the company you work...etc.. Do you think those people have any lesser rights in this country just because they do not believe in your "truth" and prefer to stay with their own "truths"? During Rita and now Ike, I have opened up my house to people whose beliefs are totally against my beliefs - Do you think it mattered to me or them?
My husband and I worked very hard for what we have and have not received a penny from the system. Yet, I believe my taxes should go to help poor, underprivileged families of this country, without any regard to what they believe is the "truth". Helping at Church, Mosque, Synagogue, Temple, etc is good but you are helping only those around you and the need is for organized dependable continuous help, that is why taxes are important. For the same token, I would like to have safer streets, so I wouldn't mind my taxes going to police forces. I also help my family who have some members in need and take care of my mother (she is in another country) totally out of my pocket without even considering the fact that I am paying taxes to help some of your parents health and welfare. Am I liberal or conservative by your standards. I prefer to believe I am neither.