Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Je suis desole

What a shitty week for free speech. Getting bullets to the face for cartoon drawings. Getting 1000 lashes for a website. These things make me despair for our survival as a race of thinking beings.

Don't sit there, dear reader, smug in your belief that these things are examples of problems that Muslims alone bring to the table.

Christians in this country routinely murder doctors, some have been killed while attending Christian worship service.  Christians routinely harm trans-folks, queer-folks, and people of color, in some cases trying to modify local laws to justify their hatred and ill-treatment. Christian culture has embraced the gun culture that's rotting America, with the usual sorts of results. Timothy McVey was a Christian, as was Adam Lanza and probably everyone at the Bundy Ranch. Guns have become a "GOD given right." And somehow different from the guns that every other religious extremist totes.
If your ideas require a gun to defend them, they're probably shitty ideas. Period. It doesn't matter which flag you drape on it, or which holy book you cherry pick some nice sounding quotes out of.



Anonymous said...

I usually give any blog I follow a free pass or two when commenting on hot topics such as firearms, but your close-minded comments at the end here have earned an instant unsubscribe.

Jennie said...

LOL you give them a pass unless they call you out on something you don't want to think about, then they're Right Out!
Bye Anonymous, don't let the internet hit you in the butt on your way out.
It just doesn't strike me as close minded to think that all these so called religions of peace need to be putting down their big guns.