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I Believe In Standing Up For What You Believe In

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    Dear Bigoted Pastor

    Here is a letter I wrote to the Pastor of a so called Christian Community church. Dear Pastor, I find your church to be fostering bigotry and hatred, because there is an unspoken rule to "don't ask and don't tell." This is in reference to how you do not welcome nor accept...
    DeborahLmaZ DeborahLmaZ 56-60, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2010

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    No-one Left

    First They Came for the Jews First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    Our predessors had to stand against Hitler

    and the Japanese. Now the time is coming again when our freedom must be fought for. But this time it is against the cowards and killers and terrorists who say it is all as their religion says it should be.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response a week ago

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    For Those Who Know.

       For those of you who know me, you know this is true to an extreme. Yet somehow you know I will still always defend you're rights's even if I don't agree with you. I may appose you, but I will not put you down (unless you are one who harms another out of mean...
    rescue3 rescue3 31-35, M Oct 11, 2008

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    Lgbt And Friends At The Workplace.

    Hello, I am in a most interesting place in life, 8 months into a M>F transition, filing my name and gender marker change in the next 2 weeks or sooner if I can manage it. Then comes a member of senior staff hoping to put together an employ's help and resource group for a...
    Alasandra Alasandra 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Wait....

    ....who doesn't believe that? You cowards! :D
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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    I believe in standing up

    for those you love. I am a very shy and often insecure person. I hate to tell my opinion for fear that it's wrong..I know, how can an opinion be wrong?..that's how bad I am, but anyway-if someone speaks poorly about God, Jesus, and/or Whitney Houston, I become a different person...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Stand Up For What You Believe

    I very much believe in standing up for what I believe in. I don't understand how someone could say that I am "wrong" because of my beliefs. Can't we live in a world where we respect people's different opinions? Why should I be made to feel guilty because of my opinion? I refuse...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F Oct 30, 2010

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    Sometimes there's just no alternative.

    You have to. Otherwise there will always be someone who will walk all over you. Even if you lose the battle. At least you can say you did all you could.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am a strong believer in Anarchy

    and the freedoms it brings
    RealityBlowsHD RealityBlowsHD 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When You Are Passionate About Your Core Values And Beliefs

    I am a firm believer in standing up for my beliefs! That said, I know that there is a time and place for everything. I wouldn't just jump up and shout at a funeral or a wedding or a crowded theatre. When someone says something that is unsettling to you or says something that...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    Whatever It Is Whoever You Are

    I believe what i believe as do you and i don't think anyone has the right to make us change that do they have the right to say how they feel about it yes if you live in america then yes its freedom of speech religion morals whatever it is you have the right to it and i admire...
    letsfeelthelove letsfeelthelove 18-21, F Oct 25, 2012

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    Stand Up For What You Belive In

    It doesn't matter what you believe in as long as you believe in it.  Just stand up for whatever you feel is right.  Except the racial kind of beliefs. Those you should learn to deal with some other way, teach yourself to get over it.
    puppiluv puppiluv 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2008

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    You Just Have To

    Why wouldn't you? Sometimes, you really have no choice. I guess it's a matter of pride, but I can't fathom someone NOT standing up for what they believed in. From something as simple as how you dress to something as controversial as abortion laws, standing up for what you...
    MasterOfStudies MasterOfStudies 18-21, F Oct 18, 2011

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    How You Feel And Think Matters.

    Revolutions are about fighting for what you believe in regardless of how right or wrong other people think it is. What you feel and what you think matters.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Jan 29, 2012

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    Dont Be Afraid

    I too believe in standing up for what you believe in. We as human beings live in a world filled with love, hate, crime, sorrow, happiness and injustice. Many of these as well as others touch each and everyone of us throughout our lives. And with these emotions I would hope that...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    This Has Been A Hard Achievement For Me..

    Suffice it to say I was extremely conditioned, through many, many events throughout my early years, to never open my mouth, never express thoughts or feelings --- let alone my own beliefs... I'm determined about speaking out and standing up for what I believe in now though...
    rockyj rockyj 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    I stand up to my Aunt

    and "Uncle" who insist on trying to control my life,telling me who i am to talk to and who i am to date and what to wear,they brainwashed me so bad that i had Stockholm syndrome,hitting me when i didn't listen,i am not gonna take their crap anymore,i am 18 almost 19 and i am...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    With Exception...

    I also believe in putting effort into seeing if your beliefs are wrong... and admitting when they are. Your opinion has little value if you never challenge it. 
    effervescence effervescence 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    Stand Up

    Livin' in this nightmare, destroyin' my dreams, hauntin' to myself, what regret keeps hunting me. But can I change my ways of counting the days, that keep on fadin' away I keep losing today. Whan it's gone and the hourglass falls, will I have more than regret to show for it all...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F Sep 12, 2013

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    I have always admitted to myself

    that I was shy and quiet only speak when spoken to. But there is one thing that I can't stand, when people start to distort my words or accused me of something without proof, I will hold my ground never back out, fight for my right and what I believe is true for I was not raised...
    alx99 alx99 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    I Will Never Stay Quiet

    If you don't do this then you are not been true to yourself and what you believe to be right I could never be any other way if I see or hear of things that I know are wrong then I will always say so it's what makes me who I am as a person I hate injustice there is far to much of...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    But

    I do NOT believe in using "4" in place of "for"!
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 16, 2008

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    Being a stubborn person really helps out with

    standing up and fortifying your desires.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If You Don't Stand Up F...

    If you don't stand up for what you believe in, nobody will do it for you.
    EPspy EPspy 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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    Honesty And Fairness

    I believe in being a honest person and I have checked some people up in the last number of months seeing they wanted to pick on me for the slightest thingI am not a dob-in person ...I like to keep to myself and stay out of others buiness but when people cheat me out of a life...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Feb 11, 2012

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    Yes, I Do...

    and I believe in me!  I will stand up for myself!
    RockinRoxanneRussianRoulette RockinRoxanneRussianRoulette 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2011

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    None

     
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 17, 2010

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    'You've got to make a choice

    if the music drowns you out and raise your voice every single time they try and shut your mouth.' Why are my personal opinions put down? We all have a voice and we are able to play and hear music for the pleasure for our minds. Can someone ***** that gift away from you...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    There are those that enter you life and you believe! Careful not to read in to what you think you see vs what you are looking at, it can be painful
    looking4slut looking4slut 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person When someone is in your life for a...
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    I'd like to believe that I don't really care what you think about me. True, it makes me vulnerable-- but human. I'm up for the task; I can be human pretty much anytime !
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    I will fight for what I believe is right and that's that once my mind is set there is no changing it
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Your Style is Passive When it comes to communicating with others, you tend to let them take the lead. You prefer to listen. You aren't necessarily meek or shy, but you are...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Aug 27

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    "I told you, no matter what you do, I will always love you. See you two soon."
    Beatenrodent Beatenrodent 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Mmmm I would love it if you would tell me what you would do to me, because you could do anything ;)
    Misfittoy420 Misfittoy420 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    One of the secrets to happiness is to be content with what you have been blessed with. There will always be someone with more. I am happy for my friends with blessed lives. I...
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Be honest no one deserves to live in lies. So tell me what you really think.
    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I'm submissive by nature so tell me what you want to do to me;) chances are I'll let you
    red00 red00 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    If you have people you can talk to who honestly listen and care about what you have to say, be thankful. I'd give up all my material possessions for one person who genuinely tried...
    Goodbadladywoman Goodbadladywoman 31-35, F Sep 14

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    Absolutely! Mind you. I guess it depends on what you have in mind!!!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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