Thursday, March 31, 2005


Child with hate poster outside the hospice. Posted by Hello

posted by Sunsara Taylor at 11:22 AM

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because you hate God doesn't mean He doesn't exist. A Bible verse isn't a "hate" poster. Although you can't see it either literally or figuratively, you have blood dripping off of your hands right now. It's difficult for me to put my anger aside and bow my head, but I want you to know that I just said a prayer for you and your troubled soul. May you realize your ways are wrong and repent before it's much too late.

3/31/05, 11:57 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just because you hate God doesn't mean He doesn't exist. A Bible verse isn't a "hate" poster. Although you can't see it either literally or figuratively, you have blood dripping off of your hands right now. It's difficult for me to put my anger aside and bow my head, but I want you to know that I just said a prayer for you and your troubled soul. May you realize your ways are wrong and repent before it's much too late.

3/31/05, 11:58 AM

 
Blogger Joe Bunce said...

A Bible verse might not be a hate poster in and of itself, but that doesn't mean it can't be used for hateful causes.
Remember that according to that same Bible, it was Christ himself who said "The Devil may cite scripture for his own purposes."

3/31/05, 12:35 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, but I seem to remember something about God saying "Thou shalt not kill."

3/31/05, 12:49 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Thou shalt not kill"? No one is killing Terri.
I think some of the Christian Fascists are just mad because it sets precedent for when we finally get to take the Pope's feeding tube out.

3/31/05, 1:17 PM

 
Anonymous redstar2000 said...

As anyone who's actually read one knows, "holy books" are PACKED TO OVERFLOWING with hatred and an infinite lust for violence, both in this world and the "next".

The sinner, the heretic, the infidel, and the atheist "DESERVE" to be the targets of the most imaginative tortures the human mind can invent...as an introduction to what they can expect "FOR ALL ETERNITY".

Any religion that doesn't have blood-soaked hands just hasn't had the CHANCE yet to really "cut loose" and "run wild".

Our contemporary Christian fascists are trying really hard to get THEIR chance.

Will we, I wonder, give them that chance?

3/31/05, 2:43 PM

 
Blogger Sunsara Taylor said...

1. I don't HATE god. In order to HATE god, you'd have to believe he exists. I would love to discuss the foundations of atheism with anyone and do not judge people who believe in religion of various kinds. I did find it disturbing though, that a child is being indoctrinated from such a young age in the most vengeful parts of the Bible. There is a brutal history to how such quotes have been used. Bigger discussion than I will do now - but really, to be clear, I can't hate something I know does not exist. I may as well be angry with unicorns or lucky charms.

2. While I don't believe in God and I believe the Pope is a figure who has done tremendous harm in the world, I think jokes about his death are disrespectful to many sincere Christians and others. Also, they are unhelpful when what we need to do is be uniting many secular forces with religious forces to defeat a whole fascistic direction our country is being dragged in.

3/31/05, 3:58 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then if you don't believe in God, then why are you so obviously threatened by Him?

3/31/05, 8:59 PM

 
Blogger Sunsara Taylor said...

I am not at all threatened by "god." However, people who believe in an extreme and hurtful version of fundamentalist Christianity ahve done plenty of threatening - towards me, all women, any unbelievers, gays, and others.

It is the humans who claim to have God on their side who I find threatening - not ideologically, not morally, but in a rather earthly, material way. (Think: Michael Schiavo had a $250,000 bounty on his head!!!)

4/1/05, 12:25 AM

 
Anonymous BlueBlazer54 said...

ahem...the bible has several interesting things to say on this issue:
*Yes, it says "thou shalt not kill", but did that stop the "Christians" (note quotes) who started the Iraq war
*It also says not to judge others
*"Let whoever is without blame cast the first stone"

4/3/05, 3:57 PM

 

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