In an argument, people exchange words trying to convince others that their views are correct. If, in an argument, one person is willing to keep arguing until they are blue in
the face and physically exhausted, then the argument is about something they truly and
deeply believe in. I believe that if you are not willing to argue until you are blue in the
face and physically exhausted for something; you don’t really believe in it. What if
someone were to say that they believed in God, but when they overheard someone
denounce His existence they remained silent? What if there was another among them
who said they believed in God and began to argue with the person who didn’t believe
why there was a God, trying to get them to believe too. Who really believes in God here?
The person arguing holds that belief and deep and true, and won’t allow others to soil that
belief by saying it’s wrong. I myself am an offensive lineman for my high school football
team. I work hard to memorize plays, to work on my blocks and technique, and to get
stronger. One day after practice, I overheard somebody say that being an offensive
lineman was the easiest job there was. I looked back to find it had come out of the mouth
of a 108 pound receiver. I couldn’t bring myself to not argue with him. I jumped his case,
yelling about how hard we have to work everyday to make sure that the quarterback
could make his pass to him. I yelled about how without our hard work, he would never be
able to catch a football and try to score. I kept arguing, pleading my case, screaming
angrily until I was light headed. I walked off, my throat soar, and voice hoarse. I could
feel the blood pumping through the veins and arteries in my neck. He had trespassed on
what I believe in and I reacted as such. If someone had said pizza tasted bad, I would
have been like the first person. I would have remained silent. The more you believe in
something the more willing you are to fight in its name.
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