Candy Corn

candy-corn

I agree, the stuff is just nasty.

“The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It’s unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that’s never been advertised. And there’s a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there’s a ton of it left over.”
-Lewis Black

Live and Let Live

Live and Let Live

I don’t usually use this blog to rant but sometimes things irk me so much I have to voice my opinion… Live and Let Live is an idiom in which expresses the idea that all should be able to live their lives in the manner they want to, regardless of what other may think of them. And the world would be a much better place. As humans, deep down we all want the same thing – to be happy

Protestants were denounced as heretics and subject to persecution – 1600’s

Slavery was officially abolished in the British Empire – 1834

Tennessee became the first US state to explicitly outlaw wife-beating – 1850

US Congress abolished slavery – 1865

Canadian Women get the right to vote – 1918

Women get the right to vote in USA – 1920

Prohibition Ends (Canada) – 1920’s

Prohibition Ends (US) – 1933

Racial segregation ends in USA – 1960’s

Netherlands is the first country to allow gay marriages – 2001

Canada allows gay marriages – 2005

Facebook allows users to select custom genders – 2014

As Facebook continues to evolve, it also continues to acknowledge that we humans are perpetually doing the same. Facebook official: “We at Facebook believe that an open and connected world will ultimately make the world more accepting. This change may only affect a small number of people, but to them, it’s the beginning of something that makes a world of difference.”

I saw this on my Facebook news feed: “Dear Facebook, It really doesn’t matter how many “genders” you put on here to choose from – there are still ONLY two … God made them, male and female. Period!”

Those people who are so upset that Facebook has allowed people to customize their genders don’t get that it has always begun with one small step by a few brave people to make the world a better place for everyone. I imagine if you took these same people who are so upset with FB back to the 1960’s they would be the ones who believed blacks didn’t have the right to sit at the same counters as the whites, to attend the same schools.

The human race is diverse and diversity isn’t just our strength, but our GREATEST strength. Every single person should be able to feel comfortable being their true, authentic self. If you simply identify as male or female, fine that is who you are.  But why does this FB gender issue bother people so much? Why do you care? You’d think people who supposedly so love freedom and freedom of expression would cheer this. I guess for some people bigotry and hatred trump love of freedom & liberty.

It annoys me, saddens me that some people cannot move forward. And why does it seem like it’s always those who claim to be Christian that are bothered by this? Haters could quote all kinds of verses from the Bible to suit whatever point they want to make but in my opinion the one important thing that I take from the Bible is that Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 (NIV)

“Come on people now, Smile on your brother, Everybody get together, Try to love one another, Right now” –Youngbloods, Get Together