The one where I’m tired

I am so tired.

I’m tired of old white men making my decisions for me.

I’m tired of women’s issues being discussed and debated by panels of only men.

I’m tired of men pitting women against each other for their own political gain.

I’m tired of a religious group that stayed largely silent on the issue of child molestation having no problem vocally denying women access to contraceptive based on their religious beliefs.

I’m tired of some religious ideology being more important than others.

I’m tired of men telling me what it means to be a biblical woman

I’m tired of political parties that coopt my Christianity when it’s convenient and lucrative for their political success.

I’m so tired, but I can’t rest. There is work to be done and prayers to be said. Lord help me not be used and made a fool of.

I’ll end this entry with something I wrote on facebook a few days ago about how I plan to go into this election season.

This election year I will not be duped into thinking that either party views me as anything other than a potential vote. I will not let the magic words “God, Jesus, religion, and Christian” convince me that the person saying those words truly believes what I believe. I will admit that some people put on the cloak of my Jesus to get me to like them, and then when the tide turns another way will throw that cloak off just as quickly as they put it on. I will be smart. I will read between the lines, and delve into deep research on the issues and not just watch the pundits argue. And most of all I will remember that no matter who is running my country, Jesus is running my life.

3 thoughts on “The one where I’m tired

  1. ashley says:

    im tired of sports stores being a christian icon with the change of seasons. First Tebow, now everyone is riding the Lin train. Plain tired of that crap.

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