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.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Thanks for your patience

It's been quite a weekend here in Fuck Your God land. Not terribly busy, but distracting enough to have inadvertently stood someone up. I'm really sorry about that, folks.

I went to the Gospel Music festival in Millennium Park on Saturday. It was mostly uneventful. I will say, it was nothing like past years. It seemed very small and sparsely attended. As beautiful as Millennium Park is (thanks, again, Ms Pritzker), I don't think it's such a great venue. The park is designed superbly using the most of it's relatively small space. It is filled with exciting little spots for small bric-a-brac of activity, but not very good for a cohesive festival such as this one. I will say, the music was wonderful and the youth in one of the tents did a truly magnificent job. Even the white ones. And for those of you wondering, yes, I wore a button. Should I not have? I think it was not inappropriate. Not the best venue, yes, but not inappropriate. People need to be less re-active and more informed and pro-active. It was nothing personal (this time) toward the Bible thumpers. I just injected a little food for thought.

On the bus ride home, we ran into a rather disturbing woman. Delightful, mostly, but rather disturbing. She is a bible believer and church goer. She strongly believes that, as a christian, there should be legislation governing religion in private lives. She voted for Bush precisely because of his beliefs and stand for the bible. She truly believes it is the duty of christians to make other people christian. Funny, even Jesus Christ didn't feel that. He taught it would be nice, and everyone should know, but we all have free will. This woman says, essentially, "Fuck Free Will". Those are my words, but her seeming sentiment. She said that she should not have to respect others' religions. How very frightening. Are christians this militant? I would hope not.

She was also grossly misinformed about our founding fathers. She is under the misguided notion that they were ALL christians and this country was founded on christianity. I seem to have been taught otherwise, and that has been confirmed by many. Most of the founding fathers even denounced christianity. And I thing it was Ben Franklin who said that this country "..was in NO way founded on christianity" but, rather, religious freedom. I fret that there are more women such as this. And more men.

As next week progresses, I hope to write about our passion for our country. Where is yours? What are you doing to protect it? How important is it to you really? And now for the Tony's.



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