Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

Christians Should Learn Some Manners

March 24, 2008

This is the kind of thing that gives Christians a bad name.

Happy Easter to you and yours from On the Baseline Tennis News!

“I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will have life even if they die.” (John 11:25)

We sincerely hope you enjoy a wonderful Resurrection holiday with your family and friends.

Back off and quit imposing your “Resurrection Day” on the rest of us. Newsflash: we don’t commemorate this event that we don’t believe in. What’s the matter with you? Why do you folks NEVER preface your wish with a polite “To our fellow Christians, we wish…”?

Huh? Why? Answer me. Why? Why do you always lay that line on the whole world? Whom do you think you’re fooling?

Have you no upbringing? Back off, and quit imposing your religion on the rest of us.

That’s what you’re doing. And you know it.

Deny it? Then OK, have it your way: you’re just too stupid to tell the difference between bearing witness to your beliefs and insulting those who don’t share them. Better clear the fog out of your head.

If you weren’t a Christian, how would you like to be wished a happy Easter? What a left-handed insult. All sugared over with icky-sweetness to make it maximally obnoxious on top of it all.

What “Resurrection Day”? Like you think we all buy the Wildest Story Ever Told? Newsflash: 5 BILLION of us don’t. Why are you acting like we nonbelievers don’t exist?

Are you really so ignorant that you don’t know everyone isn’t a Christian? Then why are you pretending such ignorance? Isn’t that a lie? Then what’s so virtuous about the pretense?

Let’s hide all non Christians behind the ha-jib, eh? As if they don’t exist. Like you don’t know you’re thus devaluing those you minimize this way.

You’d scream bloody murder if writers hid women that way by using he-words and man-words as if they really are gender neutral. Well, you’re doing the same thing with religion. That ain’t “witness.” It’s an insult, duh.

How would you like it if others were so crass? If they wished you a Happy Boxing Day, or a Happy Buddha’s Birthday?

All religions become steamrollers when they enjoy a powerful majority in a region. But the worst are the proselytizing religions – Christianity and Islam. If there is a God, may he spare the rest of us from their constant overbearing insults.

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Shocker! Pope “calls for peace” on Easter Sunday!!!!!

March 23, 2008

Even when I was a Catholic, the annual Christmas and Easter “call for peace” used to nauseate me.

All he ever says is for ‘All you children, stop fighting now. Amen.’

In other words, he says nothing. It’s nothing but hot air.

He never has the moral courage to say anything real. Like, ‘Hey, you guys in this conflict. Side A is quibbling and lying and being unreasonable about this issue, and Side B is quibbling and lying and being unreasonable about that issue. Both of you grow up, get honest, and make peace.’

No, the pope is too cowardly to ever say anything like that.

Even when one side is manifestly in the right, he talks as though they are morally equivalent.

If he’s going to do that, it would be better if he shut up.

What is the purpose, then, of this biennial blow? It’s obviously nothing but a demonstration of His Holiness’ holiness – at the expense of ‘all you children who are doing wrong.’

Yes, he’s just standing there in one of his two annual moments in the limelight, pointing the finger of accusation all around the world at these and those for this and that…to accomplish nothing but SOUNDING holy.

Indeed, this rhetoric is nothing but a subtle demonization (of even the just side in a conflict) to make his holiness seem holier than them.

Not a good deed. For, as Jesus said of hypocrisy, it’s just done for the doer to be seen doing it.

Actually, this pope was better than his forebears at first. But obviously the Curia was really unhappy with him and has him in tow now, so that he will no longer risk the anger management problems of Muslims, by challenging the violent doctrine of radical Islam.

Osama bin Laden is the Crusader – Projects off onto the Pope

March 21, 2008

Osama bin Laden missed his calling as a stand-up comedian. Of all things, HIM calling anyone else a “crusader.”

And all the brain-dead mucks go “Yup, yup, yup” and suck it up.

The pimp.

Hellish Stuff

March 27, 2007

One wonders if some folks ever hear themselves. Norman Geras takes after one of them big-time today.

I like the theologian’s slick doubletalk:

Hell is better seen as a state of self-separation from God or self-exclusion from love, rather than as God’s punishment. We can opt to live that way here on Earth and terrifyingly we can choose it for ever.

How’s that for sorcery? He doesn’t want you to see it straight. You’re to view it the “better way,” crookedly. Just look at it over your shoulder in a mirror or while doing a headstand, I suppose.

Total doubletalk.

Not to mention a flaming case of blaming the victim. God is damning you to hell but you’re doing it yourself.  Yeah, right. Just by having a mind of your own.

Threats, threats, threats. Since when has a threat been a good reason to believe something?