Controversial Thoughts That Shouldn’t Be


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What if we put down the phone and had a conversation?

What if we wrote a letter instead of an email?

What if we could state our beliefs without backlash?

What if killing an unborn baby was considered murder in our court system?

What if labels on our food products didn’t contain ingredients that hurt us and kept us sick?

What if people stopped relying on the government for security?

What if we didn’t care how green our lawn was?

What if school was truly a place of education?

What if preachers preached the gospel instead of inspirational speeches?

What if video games didn’t exist?

What if my right to own a gun was just that…my right?

What if discrimination was based on character alone?

What if we only had what we could afford?

What if we stopped looking at what we don’t have and focused on what we do?

What if I could take my children basically anywhere without images of soft porn all around?

What if people dated with the intentions to marry?

What if we let kids have time free of activities?

What if people knew prayer worked?

What if we raised our own kids instead of letting someone else?

What if we took responsibility for ourselves?

What if the millions that went to athletes went to the hungry?

What if we taught little boys to be gentlemen?

What if we taught little girls to stop being “mean girls?”

What if a home was somewhere you lived not just where you slept?

What if the elderly were looked at as an expert on life?

What if children were looked at as our chance to look at the world differently?

What if day cares didn’t exist?

What if people understood the value of hard work and honesty instead of the degree?

What if we spent less time complaining for our cause and more time doing?

What if a debate was for education instead of someone having to be right?

What if a business could state their belief …and well…just state it. So what?

What if manners were taught before their ABC’s?

What if we loved even if we didn’t believe the same?

What if Christians really were the example?

What if judgment was left only to GOD?

What if we understood that if we have sex we may end up with a baby?

What if we could grasp that God sees all our sin as the same?

What if us churchgoers quit talking so much and started living it?


We were not made to walk on eggshells. Sometimes it takes some guts to say it how it is, not for our own glory, but to shift people’s focus. The truth is that none of the above questions should be debatable if we would quit listening to this illogical world and start using our brains as to what makes sense. The world can be so loud with their opinions and tactics to make you follow, but only the Holy Spirit can give that confidence to stand strong.


I’ll end with the chorus of a  corny old country song sung by Aaron Tippin, “You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything. You’ve got to be your own man not a puppet on a string. Never compromise what’s right and uphold your family name. You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.”




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8 Responses to Controversial Thoughts That Shouldn’t Be

  • Danielle says:

    Excellant post! Oh how I dream of that kind of world! It is such hard work to instill these values in my children! Mostly because I am pushing against the ways of our world to do it…..and shouldnt have to…..if that makes sense.

  • Hannah Diane says:

    Love this! So true. 🙂

  • Donna Short says:

    I read this one and shared it on FB with all of my friends. Brittany, this post convicted me to be a better person and try to live my life a Christian and not just talk about Christianity. Thanks for the reminder! You are truly an inspiration!

  • samantha says:

    You couldn’t have said it any better. I agree 120% with everything you said, and wish others could see it the same way. Thank you

  • Ginger says:

    Amen sister!!

  • amy says:

    Wow. I understand your feelings behind these statements, but some of them are REALLY harsh. I actually agree with most of it, but please remember that some people are in unpleasant or undesirable circumstances for reasons that are really and truly out of their control and perhaps not even a result of their own past actions. So…. Having said that, I will add one of my own that I wish I lived more completely…… What if we asked Jesus to teach us how to love others the way He loves us?

  • Nancy says:

    I loved this post and applaud you for having the courage to put it out there. It seems that our current world is full of humans who want to do whatever they want, whenever they want and all without consequence. I do also love the addition that Amy added in her comment about loving like Jesus loves.

  • Diane says:

    So very true. Wouldn’t the world be an even more glorious place 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. 🙂

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