>>114907339>romanticism is alright
I meant the individualistic movement, not being lovey dovey, but there are some problems with it as well. Otherwise I'm inclined to agree with you, but for different reasons. Being a romantic (lovey dovey, not a counter to the Industrial Revolution and Neoclassicism) feels like you're going to have weird expectations throughout your life. >family values
See, I like the idea of that, but I'm coming from a background where certain individual's behaviors are always overlooked because 'that's just how they are'. It's not just me, all my siblings have been punished as well for drawing attention to it or refusing to put up with it.
I highly suspect it's because status quo is more important to most people than they're willing to admit. They'll put up with Dany's tantrum's, Corey's theatrics and Abby's rampant histrionicism because it's what they've come to expect - just like they've come to expect/demand everyone else go along. This is especially apparent in my mother and her sisters, who are hell-bent on being the Picture Perfect Family™ (which involves NOT admitting that there are problems). >always a moral trump card
Yeah, I could buy that, but I'm consistently surprised at how few people who regularly attend some sort of service are decent people. I've seen so many men and women wearing crucifixes start fights and I've seen church elders and volunteers engage in the most passive aggressive maneuvers. Every pastor I've known (and I come from an extremely involved family) is either a control freak with no patience or unwilling to take charge of their congregation.
What I'm getting at is that God could (and I would argue should) be used as a moral guide (literally, What Would Jesus Do or even just some idea of some TNG Patrick Stewart deity/Mr. Rogers who loves you and wants you to improve yourself, be happy, and be good to those around you) but instead we see creepy smiles asking God to whisk away all their problems.