That is correct. My rights mean I do not have to be subject to your religious dogma or edicts.
This all started when I read the post titled “Phony victimization ruining American Christianity” on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters.
This whole thing with Michele Bachmann and her husband’s sham psych practice are really starting to irritate the shit out of me.
Why? Because the more I hear about it the more I come to the conclusion that the phrase “Religion is a force for good.” is completely and totally incorrect. Religion is a force against good is more accurate, or religion is a force against rights, I like that one better.
We’re being bludgeoned to death because of fundamentalist religionistas who think that their world view is to be imposed on the rest of us.
No it is NOT! You can practice your religion, but when it infringes upon my civil rights I start getting angry. And right now I’m really angry. From the murder of a four year old perceived to be gay, to the 13% increase in crimes against the LGBT community in 2010, I’m sick and tired of it.
Those acts I quote in the prior paragraph, they’re more than just infringements. They are an affront to the person, be they young or old.
How dare people act on their twisted interpretations of biblical texts. I encourage people to read the ENTIRE Bible. Because once you do so you start to see several inconsistencies. If you’d like I can highly recommend the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible, or perhaps a couple of YouTube channels that highlight the contradictions in the Bible.
Videos by DarkMatter2525 are pretty good at pointing out the contradictions.
And TaylorX04 does a good job too.
So read, watch and come back and tell me if it doesn’t shake your faith a bit. It shouldn’t just shake it but tear it to pieces.
As I often say, Keep your God out of my Government and I will keep my Government out of your God.
3 thoughts on “My rights trump your religion”
Religion sucks. Maybe it’s not as eloquent as “Religions poisons everything” (Hitchens), but it gets the point across.
First, I agree that religion and government should stay out of each other’s business. However these clips did not impress me. Clip one was simplistic and rather snide. I get the point, but I didn’t like the presentation. The second clip really had more to do with exposing a fraud than debunking religion or faith.
While I share your skepticism regarding religion and its propensity to often do more harm than good, I find myself oddly offering an “apologia” for religion when I read posts such as this one. There are many varieties of faith, even within Christianity and a wide spectrum of sincerity on the part of believers that deserves acknowledgement, if not a modicum of respect.
My elderly aunt lived alone and had severe arthritis. One time she described the difficulty she had tearing a piece of Saran wrap off the roll to cover a plate.
“When I think I can’t do it,” she said, while looking upwards with sincere devotion, “He helps me and I do it.” She was using religious language to convey something she could not otherwise explain.
This is what I think is faith and it does not depend on or “get shaken” by the location of Mt. Sinai or what fundamentalist Christians, mainstream Protestants, Muslims, Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Atheists or others say they believe.
Thought provoking post, nonetheless.
Tony the first vid is cute, the second, rather informative. I’ve saved both.