A straight, white, Christian male is superior: to who???


With age comes wisdom, phooey. The only thing that seems to becoming clearer in my own head head is how little I am able to understand about the world around me. The more I try to understand the more confused I get.
In my mind ALL of the people in this world, irregardless of anything, fall into one of 3 categories. 90% of all people are just regular, honest, hardworking folks. Trying their best to raise their families and trying to just get through their day dealing with their own issues. About 5% are what I call Earth Angels.
These are those that step up to help another in need, be the person in need family or even a total stranger. That leaves the remaining 5% that are just plain jerks. I see the lines separating those groups as being very fluid, in that depending on the situation or circumstance we each can drift into each of those groupings.
Now there are things I am proud of. I am proud to be Canadian. I am proud to have Irish and English blood in my veins. I am a straight, white guy. Now that is a fact I am neither proud nor ashamed of. That is just who I am and I never give it any thought. I see myself as just an average guy, admittedly a confused white guy.
I am confused. I happened to be born into a white, Christian based family, so that makes me special??? How??
I am confused. What possible difference could a persons skin colour make? I was just out on the step admiring the beauty of Vi’s flower beds. There are dozens of different colours. Each different colour adding to the overall beauty. It just wouldn’t be the same should it be limited to say just white flowers?
I am confused. Personally, I have a very Christian based belief system in place. I rely on it and lean on it heavily to keep me going. That is clear in my own mind. Here is where I am confused. Hey I actually googled this. Christianity is the largest religion in the world with approx. 1/3 of the world population is Christian. What surprised me was that it is made up of 33,000+ denominations. As a group, Christians, myself included can’t agree on the “one right way” to worship. I mean 33,000+ denominations. If within “our own Christian group” we can’t decide on the “right way to worship”. How can we be judgemental of others?
Wow, really went off on a tangent here. Started off with the idea of written about how I was confusing myself with some of my thoughts and reactions with my current medical situation. Have to get to that another day.
Just thinking there is one person in this world I am superior to. That is me, myself. I know I am a better person than the one I so often show to the world

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7 Responses to A straight, white, Christian male is superior: to who???

  1. M T McGuire says:

    Wise words and so very, very true. 😉 None of us can agree on how our religious practises should work even when three quarters of the world’s religions are using the same instruction book.

    Cheers

    MTM
    Right on.

  2. hilarymb says:

    Hi Bill – you’re getting the (old) brain cells going .. good for you … and getting us to think too .. I know I should show the better side of me more often than I do .. take care – Hilary

    Thank you, Hilary

  3. Annette says:

    I like it when you say the remaining 5% of the population are assholes 😉
    Much love to you and Vi.

    Hi Annette, so nice to hear from you. Hope all is well with you and yours.
    Bill

  4. Dan Cee says:

    There are so many different Christen denominations because different people with different backgrounds see things different. If there is a traffic accident that was seen by many each one will have a different opinion as to what happened. Humans are like this. In Religion there are many that walk a different path but we are all trying to get to the same place. This sums up our walk through life.

    Hi Dan, welcome and thank you for taking the time to leave your comment. I totally agree with what you say. People see things differently, based on a potentially endless list of factors. That is part of what makes us human. “We walk a different path trying to get to the same place.”
    Can we not apply that same logic/thought process to those of other faiths.
    Thanks again, hope to hear more from you.
    Bill

  5. Mel says:

    I keep TRYING to be the awesome person G-d created me as–getting my insides and outsides to match up is still sometimes hard to do. *sigh* Practice, practice, practice!!

    I’m impressed you actually googled! LOL. And I’m smiling at the third of the world with one core belief and 33,000 ways to worship and celebrate it! I think that’s AWESOME! Okay, it might be a tad overwhelming for someone who’s trying to decide where and how–but how cool to know if one doesn’t work out for you there’s another 32,999 to choose from. 🙂

    Oh….and for the record– not male, not Christian, and I cheat in every game every time cuz I can! LOLOL

    Mel, my friend so good to hear from you. You have no idea how greatly missed you have been. The thoughts and prayers of many have been with you. I hope all is well.
    Yes, amazingly I did actually use the Internet to get that number and it blew me way that there are so many. Glad I looked a “Bill statistic” would have fallen very short.
    I wish everyone could come to understand and accept they are better than no one else.
    So happy to have you back
    Bill

  6. rangewriter says:

    Bill, so sorry. I was trying to comment from my iPad. Don’t know what the problem is but I was having all sorts of trouble. This is a great post. I think you belong to the 5% Earth Angel group. I know you will disagree, but I’m entitled to my opinion! You make such great, common sense points. Why are so many people confused about this obvious truth?

    Thank you my dear friend but you are to kind. How so many people think is beyond me. Nice to hear from you.
    Bill

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