I have to say since I started blogging I mainly received supportive and kind comments. I read them every morning.
Some make me smile.
Some bring tears to my eyes.
Some make me see things differently.
Some show me I am blessed.
Some send me much love.
Some change my mood and brighten my day.
Some make me want to improve myself.
Some are full of wisdom.
Some are full of joy.
All are beautiful, encouraging, lovely and kind. All make me want to continue, to keep up writing and to improve myself.
Now yesterday, for the first time maybe, I read a different kind of comment on my other blog. A new visitor. First I thought of deleting it, because the words were kind of disturbing for me.
But then I remembered tolerance and respect, values I have talked about many times on this blog.
And I realised everybody has a voice. Maybe not a voice I like or agree with, but a voice. And every human being should be able to speak their mind.
This brought me back a couple of years ago, I was studying Law at college in France and we were about to vote for our President.
At the time one of the candidates was JM LePen. He is from the party “Extreme Right” and has many strong ideas on the Emigration Politics and how he wants France to be for French, White people. He said many disturbing things about the Holocaust and the young generation of people coming from North Africa.
Anyway…………at this time most students were arguing whether or not Mr JM LePen could express his opinion and should be invited for talks or meetings. I don’t agree with what he says. But he has the right to say it.
This is what we call Democracy, something we are proud of.
Now I think there is a way to speak our mind, so we don’t hurt others. There is a way to balance words so that they remain respectful. Words used differently can make a huge difference, as Mother Theresa said: “I don’t fight against war, I fight for Peace”.
I still don’t know how to answer to the comment I received. Maybe I will take the time I need to answer respectfully to a comment that would have deserved a bit more reflection in my opinion.
PS: I just wanted to add reading your nice comments that I don’t feel offended by what this blogging lady said. It’s her right to disagree. She could just have done it with a once of respect for Z. religious beliefs.
I just have an issue giving her an answer, thought maybe I should stick to the idea that sometime Silence is Gold.
Voices are strong. Some are stronger than others.