Fuck Your God

"Hey, you have your religion in my politics" "Hey, you have your politics in my religion" Two tastes that could be great, just NOT together. Let's discuss how religious zealots are ruining the spirit of the United States and trampling your rights for the sake of their own god.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

"Chuck" currently resides in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. While he finds organized religion and their fanatics to be morally bankrupt and power hungry he also believes in the Constitution and our Bill of Rights which allow all of us to believe in any god we choose and the ability to worship in any manner our selves feel to be correct and good and right. So long as we respect others' rights to do so as well. The latter concept being foreign to most religious folk.

Friday, May 20, 2005

The god of Republicans (currently)

From our earliest childhood memories, we are encouraged to become more than who we are. We are gently pushed and prodded to improve our own standing in the world as well as that of the world as a whole. We witness, first hand, our parents struggles sacrificing to make our world better and stronger and more enjoyable. They work hard and provide for all of our wants and needs. All the while smiling and laughing and loving us in our ignorance and selfishness. We become young adults wanting the same for the children we will someday have and the ones we, ultimately, do have. We become those who sacrifice for our children. A cycle renewed.

With this quality of life so fresh in my mind as a citizen of the United States, my heart reaches for those elsewhere who find themselves unable to participate. Their days are filled with death, bombs, fighting, instability, disease, poverty, and overwhelming despair. Every day is simply a day to survive. Without hope for a better day for their children. Some without hope that a child will even survive the night. Starvation and thirst vie for the attention of flocks of souls.

Today in Iraq, thee are those who dare not leave a home. Drive a car. Go to school. Or even something so simple as buying groceries. Imprisoned in a land that is their own. A land taken over by others. Others who are rich and hungry for more. Others oblivious to the culture and needs of those who are different. Others so blinded by their own faith, they fail to see the scope of damage caused by that greed. Other whose faith is only overshadowed by enormous self import. And those others claim "God" as their own. On their side.

What do they mean when they say "God"? What "God" exactly? The "God" of destruction and death? The "God" of poverty-for-others? The "God" of oppression? A searching of holy texts of countless religions for any similarity would be fruitless. The "God" of the Bible would hardly approve of the tactics we have seen employed by the powerfully "religious" today. Nor would Buddha. Or Allah. Or the "G_d" of the Torah. Could it be the "God" of some obscure religion whose adherents keep strangely quiet? Some cult that has gained enormous political following?

I think it's just a scare tactic. Well, I'm not afraid of your "God". I say FUCK YOUR GOD!! And I think any real god would agree.



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