Walking the Balance Beam
I don't know about you, but I remember walking the balance beam in gym class. I liked it. Balance is a gift. When you are walking in balance, life is good. When you are out of balance you sure know it. Especially when you are on a beam. When you start to go off balance you counter-balance to get back to the safe middle. But not if you are some people. Some people counter-balance so much that they go all the way off balance on the other side.
I do make a point. Read on....
Date: 4/14/2005 2:55:55 PM ( 17 y ) ... viewed 2070 times
We have very little balance when it comes to so many ideas.
Discrimination and racism for instance. That was so unbalanced (and sick)especially during slavery and segregation. Then instead of coming to a balance, and treating people equal, we went off balance on the other side and started offering special treatment. As if to try and make up for it. It is still discrimination. Not as bad mind you, but still off balance.
How about woman's rights. It was unbalanced when women were not allowed to vote and considered inferior to a man. Then came the attempt at balance. WHOOOAAA! Way off balance again. Woman are not inferior to men. They are equal as human beings. But they are not the same as a man. We were created different for a purpose. Men, are physically stronger than woman. But we have them fighting in Iraq and being firefighters, police officers. I can pick an unconscious man off the ground and put him on my shoulder and carry him for a block. Can a woman? If she can, she is qualified to be a firefighter (OK there are other tests that make or break you as a firefighter). BUT the bar is lowered in so many cases as to make it easier for woman to take jobs requiring strength, like a firefighter or soldier. Take for instance the female officer overtaken by Brian Nichols. (Yes, Nichols COULD HAVE overtaken a man). But I'd bet a 14 year old boy could have taken that court officer down.
Please don't scream discrimination, yet. Because it comes down to qualification. Women in general don't flock to be police officers, fire fighters, soldiers laborors, etc, etc, because they are NOT as physically strong as a man in 99% of the cases and therefore not qualified. Just as many men are not qualified for these positions either. And if employers and institutions hadn't bowed to the pressure of feminists to lower the bar so woman could hop over easier, there would be even fewer woman in these positions.
Women and men are not the same. Physically or emotionally. Man has his strengths and his weaknesses and woman also. But put them together. WOW. Don't they fit well. My wife completes me. Like the missing piece of a puzzle. She can do a hundred things easier than I can, from money management, to baking, social situations, and on and on. I can do some things well that she can't. (I can't think of any but I'm sure there are some). We balance each other. It is like when we found each other our puzzle pieces fit together and we completed each other.
Homosexuality/same sex marriage is like forcing two pieces of a puzzle together that don't fit. They don't balance each other emotionally, physically, organically(child birth), or any other way. Personally, if they married or partnered I wouldn't care. That is their choice. But when it comes to changing the definition of marriage that is where I shout 'NO WAY'. And I should be able to teach my children that it is wrong, and not have them learn in a public school that it is normal.
Making it easier for two unbalanced people to adopt children and raise a generation of unbalanced children is going down a slippery slope to where balance in any area of life will be very hard to find anymore.
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