Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scratching My Head

So as the guy who sometimes stands out for all the wrong reasons I wanted to talk about something that had me scratching my head a little bit. I tend to read a ton of blogs at home, at work, in the car while driving (joking.....maybe) and I was cruising down the list yesterday when I came across a post on Honor's Code. Keep reading please, I am not going to rant regardless of how you interpreted the title of the post. You see I have a lot of respect for Mr. Honors and I want to commend him for what he posted.

In todays society, we see so many people who want to cram religion, politics, ethics, socialism, and all of the rest of the "isms" and "ions" down our throats that we typically just either become immune to it or brush them aside as a cook, moron, jack ass, or other unstable individual. However, when I read this post I thought to myself, "self, that is a well laid out thought." (Okay I probably didn't put it that way.) In all seriousness, I think it took a lot of courage for Mr. Honors to take a stand and dedicate one simple post to explain his view points. It is nothing new, I can recall on a couple of occassions where he has mentioned his faith in his posts and each time it is a non-intrusive way.

I just wanted to take a moment out of my usual bitching to thank him for the post. I think that we can all take something away from the post, even if you do not share his views on the topic. What I believe you can take away is that, no matter your views, there is always a way to express them in a way that is not offensive and may even cause someone, like yours truly, to scratch their head and think about what you are saying. It sure beats the "Turn or Burn" method that has been utilized from time to time. Alright, that was perhaps one of the only non-contraversial, non-cursing (well less cursing than usual), and deeper posts that you will get from me. I promise to return to my usual cranky, miserable, brooding, contraversial self for the next one......maybe.

1 comment:

Eus said...

Aw, I like you no matter what, deep thinking or crabby. I thought his post was direct and to the point and am glad he took a stand on his views. And I know for a fact that he isn't the only one who sees what's going on around them.

As far as yesterday's post goes...I hear ya loud and clear. I've been on SAN for a straight week now. Only day I didn't was yesterday because I had a guild event of my own to do on Daggerspine. I believe you when you say that something was said about a particular blogger, but I agree, if this particular blogger came on and wanted into the guild, he would be welcomed. It is to be a place for community and for fellow bloggers and readers to come together and take a journey together. I am not by any means an elitist and I would hope that it does not turn into that. I've had a lot of fun getting to know other people and also seeing things from another faction point of view. It's a shame that you did stop by and I probably never got the chance to say Hi to ya lol.