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Love thy neighbor, eh, that one doesn’t count

16-year-old student, Jessica Ahlquist, is an atheist, she also attends a public high-school, Cranston High School West. This school happens to have a prayer banner hung in their auditorium that reads:

Our Heavenly Father.

Grant us each day the desire to do our best.
To grow mentally and morally as well as physically.
To be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers.
To be honest with ourselves as well as others.
Help us to be good sports and smile when we lose a well as when we win.
Teach us the value of true friendship.
Help us always to conduct ourselves so as to bring credit to Cranston High School West.

Amen.

The areas in bold above will become strikingly ironic in a few moments. Shortly after noticing the banner Jessica started a Facebook page to rally support for its removal.

Eventually the ACLU got wind of the situation unfolding at Cranston and began planning to file a lawsuit to get the banner removed, Jessica volunteered to be the plaintiff as she felt very strongly about it. The lawsuit was a success and the court ordered the banner removed by the school. Up to this point, pretty uneventful, but it was after the judgement that Facebook and Twitter started overflowing with the ever famous fundamentalist Christian tolerance and love. Here’s a sampling:

May that little, evil atheist teenage girl and that judge BURN IN HELL!

She just destroyed a piece of Cranston West’s history. Hope you’re happy #stupidbitch

to the girl who had the prayer taken off at Cranston west – why the fuck does it matter? it’s basically history. just don’t look at it. #Bitch

U little brainless idiot, hope u will be punished, you have not win sh..t! Stupid little brainless skunk!

she’s not human shes garbage

Let’s all jump that girl who did the banner #fuckthatho

It goes on and on, if you want to see more just take a look at the gallery here. My favorite has to be, “just don’t look at it.” Really? Let’s hang an Islamic prayer banner in their auditorium and see how well they respond to “just don’t look at it.” All about religious tolerance as long as its their religion. Now you can see how the messages about being kind, good sports, and conduct in their prayer were entirely lost on them. Granted some of them could be parents, which would be deplorable, but most of them are definitely students.

In all honesty, I care less about the banner being in the school and more about the reaction of Jessica’s fellow students knowing full well that if the tables were turned and a religion, other than Christianity, were represented on a prayer banner, they’d be all up in arms about it.

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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in Crazy Christians

 

America…home to religious freedom and tolerance

Been a while since I’ve posted to my blog but this article needed to be shared, so here it is.

In November, the cable channel TLC premiered All-American Muslim which follows Islamic families living in Dearborn, MI. And, as shocking as it may be, someone had a problem with it. Evangelical Christian group, Florida Family Association, whose goal is to, “defend, protect and promote traditional biblical values,” rose a stink about it. The FFA, who previously bitched about Degrassi, a show that “promotes the transgender and homosexual lifestyles and other inappropriate behavior,” called All-American Muslim “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.”

Really? That sounds incredibly hypocritical, cause that’s exactly what the FFA is doing. The FFA’s agenda presents a clear and present danger to American liberties and the traditional values of our founding fathers. Liberties and values such as freedom of/from religion, freedom of expression, and so on. Anyhow, they also had this to say:

Clearly this program is attempting to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to influence them to believe that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.

Wow, really? Someone’s got a stereotypical view of the Islamic faith. They seem to forget that the jihad threat they speak of is only a reality in regards to Islamic extremists. Do they really need to be reminded that the Christian faith has its fair share of extremists as well. Westboro Baptist Church ring any bells? Heck, with the way this FFA organization wants to push their religious beliefs and morals on every single American I wouldn’t call it much of a reach to pigeon-hole their group as extremists. Their response to this harmless show could be read in one of two ways, they either truly believe that all Muslims have it out for America with this jihad bullshit, or they’re really just a bunch of racists hiding behind a false fear to make their reaction seem wholesome.

The FFA and other like-minded Americans have gone so far as to spread hate speech on the Facebook pages for Lowe’s, one of the show’s primary sponsors, who ultimately decided to pull their advertising or face retaliation from consumers. They’ve also urged Home Depot and Sweet ‘N Low to pull their ads.

Here we have TLC putting a show together to help educate sometimes ignorant Americans that not all Muslims are terrorists, just like not all Christians are out there bombing abortion clinics. The show touches on the daily lives of these Muslims in America and discrimination and bigotry they face at every turn. Then, quite ironically, they have to deal with it again thanks to this self-righteous clan of bigots from Florida. So sure of their own superiority over all others that they feel it is their sacred right to impress their illogical and stuck-up morals on everyone else.

Full story on Jezebel.
Really want to feel rage, view all hate speech that was being spewed on Lowe’s Facebook page on Jezebel.

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in Crazy Christians

 

Atheist Eve

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in Crazy Christians

 

Kind Christian Like Words

People leave their churches for numerous reasons all the time, be it, change of faith, disagreement with church’s direction or behavior of other members of the congregation. Regardless, this is a personal decision, between a person and God. No one in a church, pastor or otherwise gets to be the judge in response to the exit of a members. But it seems some Christians feel the best way to attract, keep, and bring back members is to lead by fear, scare people into faith. Leaving a person’s church is most likely not an easy decision, don’t compound that with guilt. Take for example this letter that someone received shortly after choosing to leave their church. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2011 in Crazy Christians

 

Crazy Christians

Recently the internet has seen a flurry of activity in regards to people calling themselves Christians doing and saying incredibly rude, inappropriate, and nefarious things. On occasion I’m positively floored by their behavior and by the fact that they have the audacity to call themselves Christians, doing nothing but giving honest and polite Christians a bad name. I’ve decided to shed some light on these people when I see them, for entertainment value.

In this first case, a member of Reddit posted a rage comic of an encounter that he had with either a rude and twisted Christian or a total cheap skate thinking they were being funny.

For those of you unfamiliar with rage comics, they often times will include overly exaggerated threats of violence, thus the name “rage comic.”

Topical Bible Verse:
“So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me,” says the LORD Almighty.” – Malachi 3:5

So you screw a waiter out of a well-earned tip so you can try to turn people to Jesus, pretty sure God never intended for people to recruit new members to their faith by trolling them.

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Crazy Christians

 
 
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