They say it’s never good to discuss politics or religion, but I’ve created this blog to do just that, because I’m tired of being stifled.

For a long time now, I’ve feared the political-correctness-police will come after me if I speak my mind. I’ve actually known people who have lost their jobs and/or friends over posting an opinion on facebook. I also have lost friends for the doing the same. So, it’s quite a shame that in this so-called “free” America, I have to post anonymously.

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Everyone wants to label people so they can define each other, and I can’t think of a label for me. I don’t fit in with any “grouping” our society likes to put us in, and I don’t really want to.

Having said that, just like most everyone else, no matter if they admit it or not, I want to be loved for who I am. I don’t want to have to change my heartfelt principles to be accepted.

I will explain exactly why I don’t fit into society and can’t claim a label.

First, on spirituality.

I am not an orthodox Christian. There … I said it. You have no idea how good it feels to admit it in a public forum (proselytizing will not be posted).

I’d like to explain my spirituality further, but that will be in a blog post sometime in the future and not on this About Page. For now, I’ll summarize. During a specific period in my life, I did a lot of soul searching on top of praying, reading and educating myself on history. What I learned during that time helped me to come to my way of faith.

I believe in God, but I am not a member of any church because I do not agree with their doctrine. I follow the teachings of Christ as I understand them, not the way traditional Christianity tells me to understand them. Having said that, I respect that devout orthodox Christians are on a righteous path. I don’t always receive the same respect in return, but that’s a topic for another time.

Second, my political views.

I believe in the founding principles of the constitutional republic for the United States of America set forth by the founding fathers. I believe in individuality, liberty and freedom. Individuality doesn’t mean selfish. It means we are each unique and diverse, with our own set of principles and faith which we should be free to express as long as they don’t physically harm anyone else.

I don’t fit in with the conservative crowd, because they are usually Christians who reject me due to my way of faith.

I don’t fit in with liberals, because they falsely believe I’m trying to push Christian morals onto them, and they want nothing to do with me. Not to mention, we disagree on politics.

I don’t get my values from the traditional religious dogma or doctrine. I don’t need a religious book, religious doctrine or a liberal leader in power to tell me right from wrong. I believe those things are rooted in us if we balance our principles on a combination of logic, reasoning and what our heartfelt conscience (soul/spirit) tells us.

So, this is why I don’t fit into society and its categories.

Thus, The Outcast’s Opinion Blog.