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I got clued in on some Church of Jesus Christ craziness by Nemesis today and it comes right when I’ve been doing some thinking about religion and atheism, but I’ll get to that further on down. It seems that Isaac Wyler, an ex-member of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, was sent a message for leaving the church in the form of a kitten incased in cement. Yes, that’s right; a live kitten was put in cement and delivered to this man’s backyard as a warning to Wyler not to run his mouth about the church. That is the kind of crazy that almost outdoes the Church of Scientology, almost. The kitten was basically chiseled out of the cement when it was rescued, but it only survived a few days. The struggle and exhaustion of fighting to get out of the hardened cement probably did a number on its little system. The poor, innocent bystander kitty, it was just a pawn in a sick fuck game.
Now, do I think all Mormons are psychos? No. I don’t even think all Scientologists are crazies, though what they believe in, if South Park got it right, is some extremely weird ass shit. But, if we look at Christianity from the point of view of someone who doesn’t believe, the Bible comes off as a giant fairy tale. The Book of Mormon, again if we can believe South Park, came about because Joseph Smith Jr. swore an angel name Maroni led him to some gold plates that he then translated to print with the help of Martin Harris. If you’re not a Mormon that comes down to “dude just made this shit up, but people believed him anyway.” The same can be said about Scientology, that it was just another L. Ron Hubbard science fiction tale that he turned into a profitable faux-religion that many like to call a cult. Fuck knows, we have come across enough stories of religious fanaticism and all out batshit craziness when it comes to people taking their beliefs dangerously too serious. You have those nutcases, like those with the Westboro Baptist Church, that swear gays are going to hell and God hates them. The sects of Mormonism that believe God wants them to marry a dozen women and bang out kids like it’s going out of style. These are just smaller groups within a bigger religion and they may make headlines with the shit they pull, but they don’t represent the entire religion. To say that they do, is like saying a gang of thugs represents an entire race or a group of racist little dicked hicks represents a whole country. They don’t, but people love to blast the shit out of what they don't agree with, regardless of how stupid it makes them look and how fantastically they show their ass out of pure ignorance.
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You have both groups bitching about the other, saying the other side is wrong and oppressing them, spreading their shit and getting the uninvolved bystanders caught in the middle of it. Again, a group doesn’t represent the majority, but if you’re looking to hate, you’ll include them all in your anti-religion garbage and smear every person in it, much like a certain blogger who will remain nameless. How is that any better than being a racist or an anti-homolien asshat? The fact is it doesn’t. It makes them the same as these other groups they claim to despise while practicing the same hateful intolerance of others. It is all fine and well to not share the beliefs of others, but should others be crapped on or innocent kitties covered in concrete? You wouldn’t shit on someone’s King James’ Version of the Bible or their shove their Darwin Fish up your rectum, right? So why shit on their beliefs? And if you’re going to, you should probably expect to see your own covered in crap too and just accept it with a shit eating grin.
When it comes to the Atheist VS Theists, I find myself more of an Agnostic, so I guess I don’t have a dog in the fight, but I think if you’re going to demand respect, you need to show others the same respect you’re so “righteously” screaming about not getting. It’s that kind of ignorance that causes the shit to hit the fan and do you really want to be called the Atheist version of Fred Phelps? Unless we’ve sequestered ourselves away from the world or people that don’t think or act the same or have the same values and beliefs, being respectful of others is still a must. You’re bound to have someone in your life that’s different and why would you go out of your way to belittle what they believe in or hold dear? It’s like having a gay friend, but calling other homosexuals candy asses and fags. It’s definitely something to think about for those in the World Wide Web community and the real world outside of it.
I’m going to wrap this up with something for the uber religious, too. I did some “searching” when I was younger, trying to figure out my own beliefs, and I asked a woman I know who is a Christian about the whole “God hates gays and they’re all going to hell” thing to get her take on it. What she told me is something that always comes to mind when I see Westboro shit hitting the news again. She said that in God’s eyes, sins are equal. So that means men fucking men or abortion or stealing to feed your family or being married and lusting after Jessica Biel are all equal sins in God’s view of things. So while God loves all His children, we all fall short because we’re pretty much all sinners until we’re “saved” through accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior. So basically, that means everyone is screwed, not just gays. And since Phelps and Co aren’t following that Commandment about loving thy neighbor, according to their own beliefs, they’re going to hell too. That’s comforting, right? Those Ten Commandments, man, they get everyone.