I try to do my best and stay to myself on Twitter: quiet, calm, collected. However, no matter how much Stephanie may think of me as a “hard-core Christian“, I’m not. I’m not one at all.

I think my views on teen pregnancy are not extremely horrible because my mom had me at a young age. Now, getting pregnant or sleeping with someone before marriage is not something I plan on doing anytime soon, but I’m not against it for other people. Everyone has their own morals and standards, and I think that we [as human beings] need to respect that.

I don’t shove Christianity up my friend’s throats or shun my homosexual and bisexual friends because of their sexual orientation. I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to such things, and as far as me thinking any differently of them, I’ll love them even more because they felt comfortable enough to tell me. But I don’t think anyone else in my family could ever be as sincere as me.

I don’t like being mean. It doesn’t make me feel nice at all. Therefore I control my meanness as much as I can. If it comes out, then it comes out. I mean, I have to draw the “holding [meanness] in” line somewhere, right?

Until something happens to you, you don’t think about it much before you do said action. Jennifer said something about getting into a car with a stranger and then having to deal with consequences makes everything your own fault because you should have known. Okay, but life isn’t always like that.

What if something similar happens, and it is from someone you know – or once knew? Getting into said car with whomever doesn’t necessarily make you at fault.

I believe everything happens for a reason. If me getting into a car with a stranger and turning up dead somewhere in a trash can is what helps me find a serial killer, then so be it. I would be risking my life to save other’s lives.

But I’m going to be called crazy for this blog post.

And that’s fine.

Just answer this: Would you risk your life for your parent’s/child’s/spouse’s/etc. safety? What about a friend’s?

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Gel’s gravatar

Well it’s nice to know that you’re not the usual Christians who enjoy shoving their religion down other people’s throats. I have come across people who are like that and it wasn’t really a good experience :s And of course i’d risk my life for someone I love.. no questions / hesitations there.

Liz’s gravatar

Yeah, I come across them, too, so I try my best to not be one! 😛

Georgina’s gravatar

You can really look at this in so many ways. Not many people would think of how they would lose a life for a good cause.

Getting into a car with a stranger isn’t always a good idea. I did get into a car with someone I didn’t know well, but I had another friend with me, and that friend was a friend of the stranger. 😛 It depends on the situation. You don’t even know what would happen in the car. Would you crash? Would you get home safely? Would the people in the car try and get you drunk?

I don’t believe everything happens for a reason. I guess I don’t think it’s fair when something tragic happens and it happens because of something else. At times I think that obviously, natural disasters happen because of faults in the earth’s surface, and so on, but I don’t like believing in the saying “everything happens for a reason”.

There have been times when I thought doing something was totally okay, but later on it wasn’t okay, and these things led to other things. If we were so cautious with our lives then we wouldn’t really be living. If we were walking down the street thinking of the possibility of a brick hitting us on the head and killing us, we wouldn’t really be living. We would just be worrying about every little consequence.

I respect everyone else’s views, though it may be hard to accept if they are not the same as mine. But I am open minded and I understand that people have different views all around.

Aw, I thought was a nice domain. It’s pretty versatile. I hope if you sell it that it goes for a lot of money. 🙂 It’s not that hard to get rid of domains, I’ll admit it is rather liberating. XD

Liz’s gravatar

Yeah, is nice, and I’ll most likely change my mind later on (like when it comes time for renewing), but I’m not sure yet. :/ Ha. It’s, like, $23.00 or so to renew on NameCheap. 🙁

Georgina’s gravatar

I think it’s a bit less now, like $20? XD Still a lot though. 😛

Liz’s gravatar

Well, that kind of just changes everything! 😛

…Maybe, maybe not. I don’t know. 🙁

Thania’s gravatar

I know exactly how you feel..
I’m against a lot of things but it doesn’t mean I’m against them for other people. their just standards i set for myself and not others.

Liz’s gravatar

Exactly. Unfortunately, I feel like I have to mold into what my family expects of me. It’s so hard to talk about it to them, though, because then I’m being tested by them. I hate being tested in order to make me feel bad for saying, believing or even doing something.

I guess I could walk away, but it’ll come up in some random conversation later on. Blah.

Thania’s gravatar

That is very unfortunate. I hate being tested also. It seems as though things always turn out worse.
Fortunate for me my mother has always believed that we should all set our own goals and standards without anyone else’s opinion.
I grew up to be very opinionated & to speak my mind freely.

Liz’s gravatar

I grew up very opinionated and destined to be heard… Hence why I blog. 😛

Christine’s gravatar

I think it’s unfair of people to place labels on one another based on a blog or what you know about something that you comment or speak with online because you don’t truly know the person like you do someone you spend every day with or have met. Just a tidbit that popped into my head while reading this.

To answer your question though, I’d do anything to keep my friends and family safe if it came to it. I think most people would answer yes to that question and I know that my parents, Keith, etc would do the same for me.

Ashley’s gravatar

I will state that I am indeed a Christian.

I am very open about my faith and I do mention it a lot in comments. The thing is is that I don’t shove it down people’s throats. I plainly state this is what I believe and leave it as that. I don’t say you have to believe this. I just say what I believe. You just stated what you believed, and now I am just stating mine. That is the way I take it.

I think there is a line. You can state your opinion, but still be safe and calm with people. You just don’t demand, scream, yell, and tell them they are wrong. Just simply stating you disagree will do it. You know?

Nancy’s gravatar

I like how this layout have your photography displayed :)!

Everyone has their own opinions in everything. It’s in the matter of respecting the opinions. But hey! I am with you- sex and pregnancy at an early age is a no go :X! But good job on not planning to do any of those things! 🙂

There’s nothing wrong with being homosexual/etc or being friends with one. I love how acceptable you are to anyone! The last thing we need is another ignorant person here :X

I’m not going to make predictions when it comes to saving people’s lives. When the situation happens, actions will be taken. Even though there’s alternatives!

I’m still satisfied either way 😛 At least someone liked the previous layout of the portfolio :o! Thank you (:

I’m going to do dental work in Mexico because it’s “cheaper” there and I have no dentist here because my dad got into a situation with the dentist I had. My dad wanted a discount for sticking with this dentist for like 8 years even though they’re pretty crappy :X.

Take care!

Liz’s gravatar

Haha, you’re welcome. 🙂

Hmm, I see… That seems quite odd, but I guess it’s what works? Haha. I’d never do it, though. LOL.

It’s the WordPress theme I got in the update, haha.

Stephanie’s gravatar

But your reasons have convinced me that you are indeed a hard-core Christian! The Christians that you describe are the ones that I like to call fake Christians, because they don’t understand what it means to be compassionate. Then again, I don’t know that much about the Bible, but I hear that it’s full of contradictions, so maybe Christians are supposed to go shove religion down everyone else’s throats, obnoxious as that may be.

Would I risk my own life for a loved one? Naturally, we all think that the the correct answer is “yes”. But I really love living. Would I freeze up in fear? Would I run away? Would I break out in awesome in destroy what was in front of them? I don’t know. You’d have to put me in the correct situation and see how I respond.

Liz’s gravatar

I guess I try to be more understanding of other’s religions. Like, a lot of Christians I know make mistakes I have made or the things I have done out to be these horrible things, and I don’t believe that they are that horrible. I mean, I could have done drugs or something, but I didn’t.

I’m more of a nondenominational Christian, and from what I’ve experienced with them, they’re nicer than the conservative ones. Haha. 🙂