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, August 27, 2006

You call yourself an American?!

Today I was returning home from work. I had my headphones on so I was rather oblivious to the man talking to me from behind. I feel a tap on my shoulder and this man asks me about my pin. (you all know the one, it's pink and says "Fuck Your God") It's the only pin on my backpack so it's not hard to know what he's talking about. I tell him it's a political pin defending the separation of church and state. Unlike other people who think it's just a bit harsh and say so, this man tells me I need to keep my political opinions to myself. I found this reaction to be quite ironic. I always thought it was good to have good political opinions and to discuss them intelligently. I bet this man even thinks I'm the unAmerican one.

Oh, did I mention he was quite obviously drunk?

Have a great day.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bill of Non-Rights

Thought you all might enjoy this. Found it on the net. There is ONE part I don't agree with, and you will all know that part. For most of it, though, it's rather common-sense-ical. I have left it unedited from the original found and received permission from the author to reprint. His name is Tim. Thanks Tim for the Bill.

New Preamble to the Constitution:

"We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights."

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes. (This one is my pet peeve...get an education and go to work....don't expect everyone else to take care of you!)

ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in public health care.

ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country. We don't care where you are from, English is our language. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!


ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change our country's history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!!!!

-Enjoy your Tuesday,

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Our Golden Calf

I keep pointing out the connection to the Republicans that the religious amoung us have. Yet it still keeps amazing me. The religious continue to worship their golden calf that is money and power and the bottom line that is the Republican party. At the same time they disparage the left that is working so very hard to help those who are poor and hungry and diseased and crippled with pain. Listen to the squeals of anguish from the religious about how awful strong monogomous family life is (aka: gay marriage and adoption) and yet have nothing to say about the troubles STILL afflicting those in New Orleans. People who still have yet to be able to return to their homes and bring family back together. They would rather build huge churches in which to worship Republicans than help out. They help perpetuate the lies of the party and still claim moral superiority. They espouse hatred toward others. Looking at all that they are doing, I can't help but think, "What WOULD Jesus Do?" I can't imagine he would be very happy.

November is coming quickly. What are you going to do about all of this?