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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Diversity good vs. bad

There are a diversity of opinions among people and this is because people have a diversity of ways of dealing with life and a diversity of experiences.

It is one thing to say that diversity is good, but then deny the reality that some people have wicked intentions in their heart in "diverse" ways.

It is another to say that diversity is bad, but then later admit that there is a reality in which people have a diversity of skills, temperaments from which to draw strengths in human dignity and gifts.

In essence, there are false forms of diversity, ones in which deny the rights for disabled people to speak their voice and opinion.  There are also false forms of diversity that admire qualities such as sexuality choices, but deny that abuse and neglect can happen among the people who do life "differently" than an institutional set-up.

I am all for diversity of ways of doing life, one man wants to live in a camper, another wants to live in a cob-home, another wants to live in a basic apartment, yet another wants to build a 5 story mansion.

I am all for diversity of race and nationality.  These things in and of them selves do not make a person bad.

I am all for diversity of foods.  Who knew that camels can produce milk and that black crow is edible food.

I am all for diverse sizes, shapes and ability of people.  Not every one is meant to be a rocket scientist.  Some people of average income love to study astronomy and nature.  Not everyone can raise 20 children, but some people of different political backgrounds have done so both biological and adopted.

The different fabrics and clothing choices among the different people are no match for comparison in whether a person is good or bad so long as they are not purposefully rated-x in front of young-children.

I am not in favor of poor character among the diversity crowd.  Essence of pride is distasteful.  Scorn is divisive. Ungodliness is putrid eventually.  Denial of violent behaviour which can brew even in the most pacifist community, is a denial that you are truly there to help the needy people.

Its bad to say you love Muslims but you don't want their heart to change to serve others besides themselves.  Its bad to say you love Christian beliefs but you don't want to investigate the real truthful ability of the person who says they are of the faith.

Essentially, the heart drives the person towards good or bad.  Are we cleaning out our dust in our selves, our pride filled intentions?  Are we there to say we want to help the poor but we really don't love the poor or we don't want to live among the poor?

Remember the Saul killed Christians (the first Christians) and Jews.....many first Christians were Jewish.  They listened to Paul teach on the Sabbath after he repented of his error.
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