Xtian HaiKu: “People and ideas, not Labels”

What is your Purpose in Labeling Others?

Agreement is agreement

To agree with one

Does not mean you are one too

Just that you agree.


It’s neither kind, nor graceful nor truthful to Label someone by your own determination against their own, simply because they agree with another who disagrees with you. 

It is easier than respecting their rights, individuality and intelligence when they do so, but it is not moral or in any way attractive to your position.



10 thoughts on “Xtian HaiKu: “People and ideas, not Labels”

          • Indeed. It’s fairly obvious, even to me as a never-believer, that people who lose faith in Christianity, go through a cycle of sorts over a period of time. It’s not wake up Monday as a christian, wake up Tuesday as a (militant) atheist. And it seems disrespectful, to me, to arbitrarily assign categories to people who have decided Christianity no longer works for them.
            The trouble with labels, is that they need to be used accurately. So, I am an atheist. I don’t believe in gods. I am a vegetarian. Not a vegetarian who says they are, and eats fish, chicken, Parmesan, Gorgonzola, Gran Padano, Pecorino etc.
            So to some extent, there is an onus on both the labeler and labelee (?) to determine accuracy. Only the individual can determine whether they believe in a deity or not.
            But if someone says they are vegetarian, while eating fish, under the mistaken assumption that being veg = eating no meat, then that person is wrong.
            There’s a difference. Some things are a matter of opinion and cross a broad spectrum, others are clear cut.

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