"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance." William Faulkner
Look, every day we make a statement. I walk in a kilt [or used to] I am making a statement and yes, some men howl with derision and then go home to dinner for one and some "reality television".
I also live in one of the most up-scale, tony neighborhoods on the west coast of North America, think Soho with a beach. And the women here all seem to figure yoga pants, tied back unwashed hair and sneakers are sexy as that is all we see as they ply the mini Rodeo drive of maternity shops that line my main drag.
I see a woman who has taken the time to stand out a bit, wear some sexy shoes and do their hair, anywhere between 18 to 80 and I look...not only is it rare, but nice.
I was noticing yesterday that at least half the cars on the street are grey or silver, and more than that if you include the grey-blue cars. Even though it is spring, there is very little color and the dress shops are all showing whites and blacks.
We get one shot at this thing called life. Some of us have screwed the pooch so bad they had to start over, but damn, had some awesomely "interesting" times. Those who get that second chance usually have a certain "**** it" attitude, like when the daughter of a friend suggested we print "left" and "right" on my sneakers.....and got it wrong and I wore them anyway [which allowed me to tell her story, a Downs Syndrome kid].
Be different is more necessary now than ever before, You have an edge, you have a silver streak, so build on that, go red or whatever, as long as it's you. And you know what is "you" when you are so comfortable with it you don't care what people say..like when I shaved my head.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
The only thing that can effect Christianity and Islam is to prove that Jesus in fact was an alien and that aliens exist.
Not even close. Written after Jesus' death.