Friday, April 28, 2006

Psychotic Baptist Protestors And You

That link above is not exactly reliable. It has a tendency to buffer incorrectly for some reason, but it should work eventually. Really, that lady shocked the hell out of me. I know there are a lot of religious fanatics out there, but how the hell do you go to the funeral of someone who died fighting in Iraq and hold up signs saying stuff like "You're going to hell!", "Thank God for IEDs", and "Thank God for Dead Soldiers"? Do these people have any sense whatsoever? And the one they interviewed is the worst. I have to hand it to Hannity and Colmes for trying to tackle this thing and talk to her, but there wasn't much accomplished by talking to her. Reasoning with that woman is tougher than teaching my dog thermodynamics. In fact, the latter would be easier, since my dog actually has something resembling a functioning brain.

She actually had the gonads to say that they were there to spread the word of God and make people read the scriptures. They say everyone are sinners and we ignore the sciptures and we're going to hell. Frankly, I don't care if you believe that's true or not. No matter what your religion, no matter what you believe in, there is no justification for going to someone's funeral and antagonizing the mourners like that. She even said the law preventing such things at funerals is unconstitutional. Unconstitutional? Read the damn Bill of Rights again. You may have the right to freedom of speech, the right to believe whatever you want, and even say it, but you don't have the right to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theatre, as the saying goes, and you sure as hell don't have the right to harass people and pour salt on their wounds.

I have no problem with preaching your beliefs if that is what you want, but this is different. If you want to teach in your own church and invite others, fine. If you want to go to the park or stand on a soapbox in the middle of Times Square and shout about the word of God, I'll even support you then. But if you want to go to a funeral, or anywhere at all really, and say that they deserved to die, that you're glad 9/11 happened, that the deaths in Iraq and elsewhere are the will of God and everyone is getting what they deserve, I'll say the same thing everyone else is thinking: "Shut the f**k up!" I don't care if they are going to hell or not. No one wants to hear you shouting rotten crap like that about their loved ones. What you're doing isn't spreading the word of God, it's just spreading hate, and we've got more than enough of that to go around, so shut up, take your signs and go back to your 100-person inbred Holy Church of Dumbass.

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