We live in a world of opinions, a world where everyone can rightfully express their own view on something and while it may remain at odds with some people, it may also remain part of a realization that we as humans are quantitatively different and yet very much the same. There is a growing view that something Phil Robertson said in an interview with GQ is out of narrative, immoral, or wrong. There is also the view that he is somehow coming down on homosexual’s. Lets be real for a moment, everything we have read so far and seen has been taking from one magazine to the next and it would seem out of context and more importantly out of the narrative of the entire topic. If you take a moment to read the article from GQ you will realize the entire article is laced with cussing, and ranting and frolicking about that its hard to take anything said as absolute truth. Its more a generalization of ideas summed up by splats of actual conversation. But to the obvious point.
If you have seen Duck Dynasty, you already know it has a great deal of Christian faith bestowed on it. That doesn’t make it right or wrong, that just makes it real. It is what it is. Now sure over time, Christian values have caused controversy in and of themselves, but so has any other belief system. You can’t create anything of value without rocking a few boats be it a large corporation like Amazon or a central belief into Jesus like Christianity. People are going to get pissed off no matter what you believe so you have either the option to change your view point on everything every time someone gets upset, or you move forward believing strongly that you are doing what is right, what is the greater good for humanity, for your family, and for yourself.
The phil controversy is barely a blip into the corruption of this land, but it is news worthy only because we make it so. It would almost seem we put this family on a pedestal and expect absolute perfection and viewpoints everyone can absolutely align themselves with. Sometimes you have to take a step back and ask yourself if this is what is reality or is it just out of context to the truth. The truth being a general spoken interview in truth, that is not out to hurt or destroy but discuss, to debate, and perhaps ultimately change some people with a certain tone of realism. I think ultimately we have created something out of nothing, and we just need to move on. Believe exactly what you believed before, and in the end, as the article points out, its not for you or phil to judge…
Here’s an excerpt From the Article on GQ
As far as Phil is concerned, he was literally born again. Old Phil—the guy with the booze and the pills—died a long time ago, and New Phil sees no need to apologize for him: “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”