All people have a right to their beliefs, but as George Carlin put it "keep thy religion to thyself". No one should be discriminated for their beliefs, but I am a strong supporter of the basic principal of separation of church and state.
What Gives Me Hope
My son. He is a survivor. If he can beat a cancer where he had a 20% survival chance at the outset, after surgery, then anything is possible. He's my hero.
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What/who changed my life and why
There are so many. Clockwork Orange, American History X, Words That Hurt (poetry by various poets), Trent Reznor and Nick Cave's music. The reasons? Well Clockwork Orange was a strong commentary on the system and the exploitation that is involved. American History X is a rabid, vicious and brutally honest showing of prejudice in America. Words that Hurt showed me that I'm not alone, and both Nick Cave and Trent Reznor helped me become who I am by screaming and crooning thoughts and feelings no one had dared until then.