It astounds me how people who pronounce that their religion promotes morality, ethics and good behavior are so easily capable of the most unthinking bigotry. They then pretend they’re promoting ‘truth’ instead of poison.
For example, take this blog I read today called, The Biggest Fool.
In this post you have the obligatory back hand slap towards atheists, with that well known quote about being a fool if you don’t believe in God:
Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1)
Strange that some people in this supposed morally upright culture seem to think it’s okay to call a whole group of people fools.
Then the author goes on (without much of a point as far as I can tell) about times he thought he would die but didn’t.
For the record, I’ve had those times as well. I’ve survived three horrific car accidents – one with a humongous buck and one where I got hit from behind by a five ton truck, which pushed me into oncoming traffic so I could get nailed again by another car.
God didn’t save me. Luck did, and medical science sure didn’t hurt none.
I’ve also been hit by a bus while on foot – no God intervened. Just more medical personnel. I got hit so hard I still don’t remember it happening.
But then this bigot posts a video at the end of his post with this sentence in the description:
God, forgive me. For those times I have lived the lifestyle of the atheist, forgive me.
And so I posted a comment calling him out on his bigotry. He tried to say I hadn’t read his post, but I wonder if he bothered to read the description of his own video. It’s not okay to paint an entire group of people as immoral like that. I don’t care what group it is. Change the word ‘atheist’ to any ethnic group, and you will quickly see how bigoted that statement is.
- God, forgive me. For those times I have lived the lifestyle of the Jew, forgive me.
- God, forgive me. For those times I have lived the lifestyle of the homosexual, forgive me.
- God, forgive me. For those times I have lived the lifestyle of the Christian, forgive me.
See how disgusting it sounds?
So here’s the exchange I had with the author.
There’s more but it hasn’t appeared on his blog yet. I’m not sure if he decided not to publish it or if he just hasn’t approved it yet. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he likely hasn’t approved it yet, although I posted it about six hours ago.
In those comments he tries to deflect me to another blog post but I refuse to take the bait. I don’t care about that blog post because I was commenting on this one.
Not only does this bigotry go unremarked by his fellow bloggers, many of which are clearly Christians, but so far this post has garnered (at the time of this writing) a whopping 59 likes and a few boot-licking comments applauding him for his open bigotry.
Blessed devotion? He just smeared a whole group of people and called them fools and said their ‘lifestyle’ was so dirty it required forgiveness.
It’s not a great post, Ancients. It’s an abhorrent one and one that happens too frequently. It’s also something that could be stopped if even one person speaks up and points out this type of bigotry. You’ll notice that the comments stop after my comments. The likes slowed down, and I don’t know if it had anything to do with me, but if it prevented even one person from condoning this crap, then it was worth my time.
Christians, you can stop this nonsense from spreading as well. Read what you’re liking and think about it before posting a comment or liking the post. Really think about what’s being said.
Don’t be a part of the problem. Be a part of the solution. It won’t make you any less Christian to point out bigotry when it rears its ugly head.