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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Religious Tolerance: Fact or Fiction

There is no secret to the fact that I loathe organized religion. Whatever the sect, adherents have shown immeasurable hatred and bigotry toward others, whether it's other races or political viewpoints or even other religions. And this hatred of others isn't sect-specific, it courses through the ideologies of most, if not all, of the religions. Growing up baptist I heard first hand their hatred of the Jews (though you will never hear them say this to outsiders lest they feel the wrath of god) and pedophile catholics and gays (as well as anyone who sympathized with them).

Yet, while these god-fearing folks preach their hatred around the globe and marginalize anyone who disagrees, they consistently cry "foul" whenever anyone has the audacity to call them to the carpet. Oh how we pick on those poor unfortunate "saved" souls. We are just abominable toward them. How can anyone dislike a religious person that does so much good in the world? They do all that they do out of love, they say.

Most ironic in all of their rhetoric is their claim of Patriotism and alleged love for out country, Constitution, and our beloved Bill of Rights. Especially the amendment about religious freedom. How dare anyone try to quiet them in this country, this christian country founded on strictly christian principles and established solely on the idea that they, and they only, have the right to worship without restraint. Apparently; "All others be damned" seems to be their cry.

Because no mosque will be built where they don't want one built. Those godless muslims will not have the right to worship freely in this here christian country, no sirree! It is the job of those who are "full of love for their fellow man" to pigeon-hole and oppress the filthy terrorist sympathisers and keep them in their place, which is not in lower Manhattan. These meanies don't have the same religious freedom the perfect christians have. No, we must do all that we can to eliminate them from the face of the earth. Well they may not be THAT extreme, but I'm sure muslim reservations wouldn't be out of the question; it would be easier to keep an eye on them if they were all in one place, I'm sure.

Religious folks are a funny bunch. They don't really believe in logical thought, reason, honesty, truth, love, or even their own bible. Have they read that book yet? Do they get it? Do they have the ability to get the big picture? I don't think so. "Ignorance is Bliss" they say and none are more so than the religious.

They were given plenty of rope in The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and we are slowly watching them hang themselves. Good riddance to bad trash.