Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Knowing Your Own Viewpoint

My human turns on internet radio quite frequently.  She enjoys the hosts and the varying points of view expressed by their guests and people in the chatrooms.  I must admit that Patton and I get a kick out listening ourselves and watching her reactions.  Last night was no exception.  We did get a little worried about it though when people started using the Bible scriptures in their debate.  Sure enough, her reactions to the comments got interesting as they took scriptures out of context and/or twisted them for their own personal point of view.

I cannot for the life of me understand why people are so eager to start quoting ONE scripture from the Bible without referencing what comes before or after.  Of all the books my human has read to me, the Bible is one in which I KNOW you must use more than just one scripture to understand what is being said.  You have to take in and absorb the ENTIRE context of what is being discussed.  What is so bleeding difficult about that?

Nothing gets under my human’s skin more than for people to use one verse to forward their own agenda.  It isn’t that easy.  Just because you only like that one verse doesn’t mean you can throw the ones that go with it out the window.  If you truly abhor deceit and search for truth, you’ll acknowledge ALL the truth and not just one part of it.

I agree with her on most things but there is one thing she said last night that will stick with me for the rest of my life.  “How can I believe what you say regarding another ‘religion’ when you can’t even understand your own any better than that?”  She has a valid point.  Why would I trust anyone’s thoughts or opinions on another belief system if I know for a fact that they haven’t studied their own beliefs and therefore don’t understand why they believe what they do.

This philosophy is used in our home regarding ALL things, but especially religion and politics.  It isn’t enough to only go with what “feels good” or what we “want to hear”, we are encouraged to go beyond that and into the realm of uncomfortable so that we can discover the real truth for ourselves.  We are not allowed to just regurgitate information or even “cherry pick” what we like.    

Here is a little canine advice for all of you.  Before you speak on one subject from one viewpoint…make sure you understand your point of view first.  I guarantee that if you do your own research, study and/or ask for help from an expert, people will be more willing to listen to you because you’ll have more credibility.  I swear humans could definitely use a little more canine common sense!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Little More Canine Common Sense, Please

What is it going to take for conservatives to wake up?  Seriously folks, do you honestly think that ALL Americans have had enough of Obama or that they have even seen through his socialistic ideology?  If I, a mere canine, can see that not all Americans have seen the BS coming out of the current administration, why can’t you?

Every day I witness people taking the word of someone else just because they can’t be bothered to actually dig into facts for themselves.  What’s worse is that they’re taking the word of liberal Hollywood.  I know that Cher is not a trustworthy source of information and I’m just a dog!  It is disheartening to see a few working so diligently to combat this onslaught of liberalism while others complacently sit by and do nothing because they’re convinced that the general population sees through Hollywood and liberals like Debbie Wasserman-Shultz.

The upcoming presidential election is probably the most important one of my human’s lifetime.  This election will decide if America continues down the path of destruction set forth by Obama and his minions or if she will make a u-turn and follow the path back to the foundations set forth by the Founding Fathers in the U.S. Constitution.  No one can afford to sit back and not be giving it their all.

I’m thinking that conservatives could use with a little more “canine common sense” and a lot less “we don’t have to worry about that group attitude”.
(Is it just me or is the mentality of the left?)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Canines Support Chick-fil-A

I am so proud of my human for supporting Dan Cathy and his company today.  I am even happier that she is bringing Chick-fil-A home for mine and Patton’s dinner tonight.  I may not be buying it myself, but she is allowing me to do my part just the same.

I have a difficult time understanding why humans get so worked up over another person having a different opinion on an issue.  Humans really need to get a grip on reality and realize that they are all unique and each has their own point of view.  My human is always telling Patton and I that no two people will agree with each other 100% of the time.  So what if Mr. Cathy believes in traditional marriage, it doesn’t mean he likes others with a differing opinion any less!

I disagree with Patton’s opinion that we should play 24 hours a day.  He disagrees with my opinion that 20 of 24 hours a day should be spent sleeping.  We still manage to get along and we even live under the same roof.  No one is forcing anyone else to believe as they do.  Chick-fil-A does not ban anyone from eating at or working for their company.  Mr. Cathy expressed a personal opinion he did NOT break the law by discriminating against anyone!

It’s time for individual humans to realize they are not the center of the universe and that others may disagree with them on viewpoints.  I honestly believe that Americans could do with a little more canine common sense and a lot less “political correctness” gone amuck!