English Paper

Teyonna Weasel Bear
Dr. KL Logan
English 1113.1917
14th September 2010
Standing Up for My Faith
Imagine standing before a crowd of people, all of them yelling at you. How would you react? Would you sit down, would you walk away, or would you stand up for what you believe in? Sadly this scenario has happened everyday for thousands of years. Standing up for what you believe in isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things you can do. You face the after effects of being shunned, laughed at, or even losing your friends. It’s scary; I know I’ve been in that situation. It wasn’t easy it took a lot of courage, and strength to speak up. To have everyone’s eyes on me for those few minutes that felt like forever, was intimidating. I was afraid that everyone would gang up on me and bash my faith. But in the end it was worth it. Whether it’s standing up for your faith, your school, or your friends it’s tough and this is my story.
In 2007, I was a sophomore at Ponca City High School in Ponca City, OK. I got along with everyone well almost everyone. One day some girls and I from the volleyball team were in the upper commons for lunch. One of the girls Savannah was telling us about how she wanted to become a missionary in Thailand. She was excited and talking a little loud. The same group of upper classmen always sat caddy corner from us every day and never gave us a problem until that day. As Savannah was talking a chair slammed to the ground, and the cafeteria went silent as we all turned to look at the guy who slammed the chair.   To our surprise we all knew the guy, Chase Curfman. Chase was standing there with a furious look on his face, staring at us. He then began to tell us, that what we believed in was all BS. We all knew Chase, he was a fairly nice guy. He was cute and played football. He was the all around guy liked by everyone. We never suspected something like this from him. He went on to say that we were stupid and ignorant for believing in God....