Thursday, March 18
The Christian Wrong
If this country becomes a Christian Theocracy, I'm leaving. Seriously. These people are whacked. They are so hateful, rigid, self serving, judgmental and all around mean- the antithesis of Jesus. It's a good thing I am not Christian or I'd be so freaked out.
If they actually believed and followed the teachings of Jesus, we would actually all be ok. We'd all be Democrats for sure and we'd be in pretty good shape.
Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment. He answered:
Matthew 22:36-40 } "This is the first and greatest commandment: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.'
The second most important is similar: 'Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself.'
All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets stem from these two laws and are fulfilled if you obey them. Keep only these and you will find that you are obeying all the others."
How can we love God so much if we don't really know him? Good question. I thought of that too... It means loving all of creation basically. If you love and care about everything that God supposedly created then you are fulfilling the first commandment and it also serves a greater purpose even if you don't believe in God, because you are taking care of the earth and that's a good thing. Loving one's neighbor is a toughie. Religion hasn't stopped people from fighting wars and oppressing one another. Actually neither of those commandments have been followed by Christian hierarchy over the years so it's no wonder that the religion has been bastardized by the followers. Once Constantine was converted, all hell broke loose.
Know what really cracks me up though? The Religious Republicans. How you can be both baffles me... but I digress... They hate democrats because they want to spend taxpayer money on helping the poor and our least brethren. You see, the republicans don't want to spend money on those lazy poor people. They want to keep their money. So who is more Christian here? hmm. I think the only real issue that the Republicans have against Democrats that might be construed as unChristian would be the abortion issue, but in all honesty I think most Democrats are against the act of abortion itself, but believe it is up to a woman and her doctor to make that decision and not the government's decision. That's it in a nutshell.
Personally, I have never witnessed 2 homosexual men having intercourse. I live in NY and honestly, they don't do it in public. If I haven't seen it, then it's a pretty rare thing to come across in regular daily life. Why on earth are some jurisdictions trying to outlaw sodomy? Stop picking on homos for God's sake. God made homos and they have their own cross to bear. Why make it worse? Can't we just make it illegal to have sex in public no matter how you do it and include oral, anal, vaginal, with same, animal or opposite sex partners? This way there is no discrimination. It keeps the government out of our homes and bedrooms and neighbors houses and motels and private parties, etc. It's none of their damn business anyway. It also should be very illegal if done on church property. Add that to the law too. See? I solved it.
But that leads me back to the vast right wing conspiracy once again: they have an unusual preoccupation with genitalia and what people are using it for. There's no shortage in the bible of
"dirty" parts and maybe that's where it all comes from. I don't know. No one really brought it home to me like Kenneth Starr when he relentlessly dug and dug and dug away at Clinton's sex life. I was so shocked and appalled. Not at what Clinton was doing as much as how obsessed the Republicans were at finding out every single detail of the activities of the Presidential Member. It was bizarre. Every time I turned on the news I was assaulted with more perversion from the so called 'conservatives'. Conservative, my ass. These pervs were looking for a thrill.
More on this another time.