December 5, 2008

The One Where I Lose my Cool

I just saw this story and I am, let's say, perturbed.  The double standard that many "Christians" cling to is really disgusting, "you cannot infringe on my right to be a Christian, but when you say something I don't like, I am going to steal your sign then call my Congressman to make sure you CAN'T say it."
"We will ask our millions of supporters to call the city of Washington, D.C., and Congress to stop this un-Godly campaign."
Translation, "we are right, you are wrong, no 1st Amendment protection for you!"  Where is the Christian trait of loving your neighbor, or turning the other cheek?  Instead, these people are so frightened by the thought of an alternate point of view that they literally want to make a federal case out of it and, as the article points out, break one of their own commandments.  Nevermind that the nativity scene itself is probably a violation of church and state, but a non-threatening message promoting reason?  BLASPHEMY!  WE WON'T STAND FOR IT!

I'm sure there are people that cheered when it was stolen, sad it was returned, and are trying to make a stink about the sign being in existence at all.  Those people are hypocritical idiots who probably aren't even willing to admit that the Earth is billions of years old.  People that know me would say that I am an easy-going guy who rarely gets upset, but this shit pisses me off.

4 comments:

emily said...

I saw that too. Unfortunate.

Denise said...

if you were so confident about your theories, why would you feel the need to go out of your way to shun (or in this case steal) everyone else's? hmm....

Utahman said...

It's finaticism... It exists with almost any belief. Liberal, conservative, christian, muslim, athiest, etc.. It's not right and it's a cultural disease...

Dan said...

I agree with what you write. I must say though, that it was in bad taste to post the sign by the nativity scene. Though they totally deserve the right to post the sign, they seem to be looking to pick a fight. You can call a person a son-of-a-bitch to their face, and though they shouldn't, and legally can't hit you, it shouldn't be surprising when it happens. Still though, stealing the sign and ditching it, not cool.

 
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