WARNING! I'm an atheist, and some of what I write here might, well most likely will, offend a religious person, a person of faith, if you will. It's not done with intent, that's just the way it is.

For some reason, religion is generally treated in a special way. Yes, for some reason, folks think that no one should make fun of religion or say anything negative about religion. I see no logic to this. We can say what we want about your favorite football team, the person who you voted for, and so on, but we're supposed to hold our tongue about your faith. Folks, that just doesn't make any sense. Anyway, I felt I would at least warn you. If you are a religious person I would encourage you to read my posts; with an open mind, please. If I say things that aren't true about your religion, please let me know. Leave a comment or send me an email. Would most likely be willing to discuss it with you. Hey, I'm up for learning something new.

Also, keep in mind, that if you are a Christian, my understanding is that you're saying that your god is the only god. Now, if that's true, which I understand it to be, then that of course is a direct insult to every other religion out there. You've said their god isn't the real deal; I'd call that an insult...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Randy, Still Thumping the Bible...

November 2007

Our local paper (Virginian-Pilot On Line) had an article a couple of days ago about a prayer caucus. The photo had US Representative J. Randy Forbes and several others, standing outside with their heads bowed...yes, in prayer.
OK. I know, maybe I shouldn’t make fun of or question peoples' religious beliefs. But, dang! Enough's enough!

Randy believes that prayer is what changes things and our country needs to be on our knees in prayer,” said the Rev. Allan Campbell, the church’s music minister.
Let's see, Randy believes prayer changes things. OK, Randy, please. One example, just one, that prayer changed anything. Robert A. made a comment to the paper, which said in part….."God will honor this and answer our prayers. He is always faithful to respond when we seek Him. I will be spending more time in prayer for our country, its leaders and our troops."

My comment to the paper.
“OK. If you actually want to pray for something worthwhile, I want you to pray that all of our young men and women, who have had limbs blown off in Iraq, will have God put them back on. That should be a piece of cake for someone who is all powerful. Show me one limb reattached and I'll join you folks. Otherwise, I will remain a Pastafarian….”
Kind of angry bitter words. Yes, they were. BTW, a Pastafarian is an adherent to The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. 
An update... 
Summer 2011, yes, Old Randy is at it again. When our country is starring out into the abyss...what does Old Randy do? Yes, he proposes a bill that will allow In God We Trust to be the national mantra or some such thing. Nice, Randy. Nice, and yes, I'm sure you're standing tall and proud about this one, and yes the good old Christians are looking up to you and cheering you on with their glazed-over fix-starred eyes...

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