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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 14, 2010

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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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    None

     
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 17, 2010

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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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    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 Sep 16, 2014

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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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    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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    Always insist on being counted

    and makings presence felt. There's few things so limiting as being the foam on the tide in the harbour and achieving nothing. Be the harbour wall and change the flow of the tide!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M Jun 20

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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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    I don't know why some people act soo weired

    even though trying to help them...
    Patrick009 Patrick009 22-25, M Oct 20, 2014

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    Wait....

    ....who doesn't believe that? You cowards! :D
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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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 Sep 16, 2014

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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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    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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    Being a stubborn person really helps out with

    standing up and fortifying your desires.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2014

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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 Sep 15, 2014

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    It is now or never...

    why let anyone rob you from your ideals and life? It is your life and you will die.So do not let anyone tell you what to do,and do what is right for you.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Nov 9, 2014

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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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    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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    I already posted about being afraid

    for my life whatever it is. I tried telling the company and they did nothing besides cover their butt. It haunts me what more can I do?
    dontbhere dontbhere 18-21, F Oct 17, 2014

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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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    Related Experiences

    What's the point in worrying about and planning to change something which cannot be!? Face up to the fact, then move on.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    typholsion and machamp for the win
    kubie97 kubie97 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    Right or wrong is subjective.  What might be right for one may be wrong for another.  Standing up for your beliefs is another experience.  I stand for something...
    CathySales CathySales 61-65, F 1 day ago

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    mine would say "don't believe in ghost? you will now."
    chocolatecrazy9010 chocolatecrazy9010 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Tell me what you would do to bring my fantasy to life. I'm the school girl and you're my teacher. ;)
    ObviouslyAlex ObviouslyAlex 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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...
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    I Believe People Come Into Your Life For a Reason I believe this whole heartedly. A man came into my life this past January. I didn't know then that talking to him would change...
    Elpis11 Elpis11 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't change or control the weather. if it rain it just rain at least the grass is getting watered for free...lol What do you think?
    Parislee Parislee 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I believe in a lot of things. Most of all though acceptance, and tolerance of other people, and their life choices. Tolerance is a word I am not quite fond of, but it is better...
    AimiMey AimiMey 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm a girl from spanish and I'm looking for someone near to torture my navel and let me torture his, what you will do to it?(sorry for my bad english)
    dafne21 dafne21 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    But if you try sometime you find, you get what you need
    ZosoJimmyPage ZosoJimmyPage 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You Are An INFP The Idealist You are a creative person with a great imagination. You enjoy living in your own inner world. Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in...
    RavenoftheDead RavenoftheDead 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    ENTJ ENTJ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the Myers-Briggs personality type. For the Socionics ENTJ, see Logical Intuitive Extrovert. ENTJ...
    StarAngels StarAngels 46-50, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    You Are An INFP The Idealist You are a creative person with a great imagination. You enjoy living in your own inner world. Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in...
    GrannyPantsYep GrannyPantsYep 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Just took the test and omg that's impressive!! I'm an ENFP. The Inspirer You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.