Praying For Change… Cancerous Change…

God, I am told, is a kindly creator who loves his creations. He asks that his followers strive to meet his example, sharing their love with all his children. Of course, that’s hardly a correct view, merely one interpretation of what God is. Some prefer to remember his earlier writings wherein he was a bloodthirsty madman, and others still prefer to think of him as a detached father. Remember, the same words that inspire the more hippie Christian movements also inspire white supremacists and the Westboro Baptists.

I know it’s not every Christian who would behave like this, so please don’t bother trying to explain to me that fact. I’m not calling out every Christian, but I am pointing out a particular group of sick jackasses who use their faith in the Lord in disgusting fashion. That’s right, they are praying for breast cancer to swiftly and brutally kill the women involved in the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

The MRFF is a group whose intention is to battle the presence of religion in the US military. Remember that separation of church and state thing? Well, the military is rife with violations of that principal, and often a very difficult place for those who don’t aspire to the Christian faith. Read their mission statement, and you’ll see that this is an altruistic group who merely seek to ensure that the rules around religious freedom granted in the US Constitution are maintained.

So, taking a page from the Psalms, these goodly Christian folk are praying that their God ravage and murder his enemies. As PZ Myers points out in the post, this is anything but a genuine threat. I don’t imagine that the women identified are quaking in their godless boots at the thought that the Almighty is going to smite them with cancer. But this is what these particular people think constitutes a reasonable reaction to religious freedom.

To my Christian readers, I would strongly suggest that when you see this sort of garbage associated with your faith, you make some noise about it.

Jim

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Like a caterpillar that spins a coccoon and emerges as a walrus with a mohawk, Big Ugly Jim has become something unexpected. Raised a fine young Christian boy in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Jim began to question his teachings, first evaluating the wisdom of other religious and eventually realizing that none of them seemed any more accurate than any other, and not a one of them made a lick of sense. Today, Big Ugly Jim is a musician, a Business Analyst with Large Oil Company Whose Name Is Not Important, a music promoter with the Calgary Beer Core, a writer of fiction and non-fiction, a prick, an atheist, a father, an ex-husband, a role model, a horrifying vision in a red speedo (or at least he would be, if ever that happened which IT WOULD NOT), an announcer, and soon to be an officiator of weddings. Also, he's nice and does dishes. Madly enamoured with his partner, The Lovely Lady, Jim continues to live in Calgary, spreading his filthy doctrine of free, critical thinking and appreciation for music. His turn-ons include and are utterly limited to all that is The Lovely Lady. His turn-offs include people being shitty to each other, fundamentalism, and zebras. Who the hell do they think they are, really?

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