Thursday, April 16, 2009

Aloha Friday!

An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday.. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!
MY QUESTION:
If you have been paying attention to the media of late, you would see that our country is definitely out of sorts.  (to put it lightly)  I read a "analysis" yesterday which troubled me deeply put out by our gov.  So my question is this:
(Hypothetically, mind you) If  your stand on moral issues, ethical, religious, schooling, ect.. issues labeled you a "extremist" would you then compromise everything to remove the target if it meant consequences? Crazy question I know.. lol (or is it? ) :)  
My ANSWER:
It's a tough thing to think about really.  Living in America.. you tend to think that our freedoms our very rights would never be challenged or taken from us.  However, (hypothetically) if it meant going against everything I am.. my faith, my core beliefs.. I don't know what kind of person I would be to discount them all due to a target.  Of course I think like most situations..until you are in it.. it's hard to know how you will react.  But I would hope I would never compromise on anything that I truly believe is right. :)  

19 comments:

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

I am so not an extremist, I'm actually very middle of the road, ride the fence on a lot of my political views. However, if I was being labeled an extremist and consequences would come from that, I have to think that I would only change my standing if it didn't have something to do with my stand as a Christian.

Momstart said...

I will not give up my faith, my core foundation of who I am is in my faith. Our freedoms are being targeted already.

sues2u2 said...

This is difficult. Did you hear about the church in Kansas that is protesting outside of military member's funerals saying that they died because the US isn't being extreme against homosexuality? Blew me away.

Okay. Sorry but it went along w/ your question. I will stand up for what I believe in. I won't do it to offend or hurt anyone else but who I am is all tied up in what I know to be true.

janetfaye said...

I am an extreme liberal , so I don't know how to answer.

Upstatemomof3 said...

I want to say that I would stand by my beliefs but I don't think any of us can really know until we re in it. After all, even Peter denied Him.

ahappyhippy mom said...

My core beliefs consist of peace, freedom, and love. I guess I am already labeled as an "extremist."

sheila said...

We've been losing our rights and freedoms slowly for many years...little by little so no one pays much attention. I think we're all riding on a slippery slope here. I hate to see that which the next 20 yrs holds.

I would hold to my beliefs but I will always be respectful of others beliefs. To think my beliefs are the only right ones would be wrong any way you look at.

Wow, this was a good question.

Pami said...

I can stand firm in my belief in God and my faith no comprimising here, I will stand up for that

Kim said...

Religion and politics do mix, as is referenced many times in the bible. As long as you the measures that need to be taken coincide with biblical teachings, then yes, I could do it. Otherwise, the answer is no.

Toni said...

I 100% would stand by my beliefs.

I am Harriet said...

There's always going to be adversity and you'll never agree with anyone 100% of the time. In America we have the right to be this way. We are very lucky.

Jennifer said...

I do not know enough about the question to answer it appropriately. While I am liberal, I would not say I am extremist. I believe in God and my moral system is quite intact. I was raised Strict Catholic (and yes, I am liberal). I cannot intellectually answer this questions as I am not quite understand the situation nor am I in the situation. I can hypothetically guess what I may do, but until I am in the situation, I truly do not know.

TheAngelForever said...

I would stand up for what I believe in, but would not worry if others did not understand. I am me and do not tend to care what others think most of the time.

Erin said...

I often think I am not passionate ENOUGH about some things. I do know that after working in Human Services for a while that I am totally against the ways of some of the public programs out there and I am completely sick of the abuse of them. And the lack of consequences for abusing the system. So, I will never back down on my beliefs regarding the things I unfortunately learned from working in that field. I am moderately conservative... and being a "conservative" is NOT the "Cool" thing to be but I do not think I will change my beliefs based on what other people think I should think. So, ... if I were extremist, it is because of things I have seen and learned and nobody can change that. And they can deal with it...

Liz said...

I am not an extremist, but not a fence rider either. I have strong beliefs in my Savior, which guides my moral thoughts as well, and I know that there will be a day of condemnation and we will all have to either stand, or not. Not sure if I really answered the question or not! :-)

Brandi said...

I am not an extremist...I don't know how I would put myself...

But I am not sure what I would do. I don't know if I would change my thinking or not.

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

I am not an extremist. however if someone deciced to call me one because of my belifs I guess thats their problem. But I wouldnt change my views.

otin said...

I have my beliefs, and I feel strongly about them, and would never back down from them, however, I would never put another person in a position where they would have to back down from theirs, either!

Alliry said...

Well...according to the "analysis" in question, I am already an "extremist".
I looked up the definition of the word EXTREME: of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average.
The Bible calls us as Christians to be different (removed from ordinary). This being said, to be called an extremist by this definition is more like a compliment to me.
If being an extremist makes me a target or causes negative repercussions by an ungodly gov. then I would be forced by that gov. to firmly stand (I would hope w/ many others) for my Savior even against that gov. I am "married" to my Lord...for better or for worse, no compromise (no divorce!). I am a proud American, but an even prouder follower of Christ. It is un-American to make me choose between the two.

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