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“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
I have been chomping at the bit to say my piece about the now notorious Kim Davis, the Rowan County (Kentucky) clerk who refused to hand out marriage certificates to same sex couples using the excuse of religious freedom, and that she “didn’t want the wrath of God to be put on her” and “she doesn’t want to go to Hell”. Meanwhile she has been married 4 times, so that is 3 failed marriages, and has two children out of wedlock; shouldn’t point fingers with dirty hands, Mrs. Davis.
I try not to pay too much attention to the conservative Christians these days, they are of abundance and I avoid them like the plague; their ignorance alone makes me want leave this planet and relocate somewhere with no religion, with no humans, actually.
I have decided to write about this issue because whenever politicians get involved I pay attention. Since I was a child politics and philosophy have been passions of mine. I especially love having debates, not just about the politicians themselves but the issues at hand, and how socioeconomic status is everything in this world. Illusions, all of it but fascinating to me nonetheless.
Democracy was a shit show in Rome, and it is (at times) a shit show now. Instead of battling it out in some bloody war (literal or metaphorical because they knew how to debate (or blackmail) their counsel) on the sands and pebbles of Ancient Rome, our politicians battle it out on the mainstream, and social media platforms with no filters, no class, and no fucking clue about what the everyday American is facing, or cares about. They no longer keep their craziness hidden, it appears to be on display for all to see. Politicians are owned puppets, and for the love of all that is holy and unholy I hope that people pay attention to Bernie Sanders and the things that man has to say because he is our ticket out of this mess.
I really want to know when it became ok for our politicians to jump in and save a woman who defied Federal Law and are calling her a hero because she was “victim to Christian persecution” (Mike Huckabee). Even the right wing militia group known as the “Oath keepers” have been “Deployed” to protect Mrs. Davis.
Man, imagine if there were an armed group of Satanists going to protect someone. Would law enforcement then jump in? Since when is it ok to have a rogue, armed militia running around with guns? Oh, because, ‘Merica.
There have even been comparisons made between Davis and Rosa Parks, and that is just an insult to Parks. I’m not even going to go there.
I know that myself, and many of you do not take the GOP seriously, and WE can laugh it off, the problem is there are millions of people out there who cannot. There are millions of people out there who lack critical thinking skills, and any ability to think rationally or logically.
The media force feeds the lies to the masses in heaping piles of bullshit.
The Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that same sex marriage is law (which should have never been illegal or an issue to begin with, but, as always, “religion”). In case anyone is confused as to what this means, let me break it down for you: SCOTUS is the law of this land.
Let’s not mention the fact that she (Davis) works for the Government, as a county clerk she is their employee, essentially. It does not matter though if she is, or is not an employee of the Government, she defied Federal Law.
What if a Muslim defied Federal Law, any Federal Law in protest of his/her religion, would it play out the same? What if a Witch, Atheist, Pagan, Heathen, Druid etc. etc. did the same, what would be the outcome then? Why is it only Christians defying laws in the name of religious rights?
Let’s ask that again…
WHY IS IT ONLY CHRISTIANS DEFYING LAWS IN THE NAME OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS?
As Americans we have the freedom to worship (or not worship) as we wish, hundreds of millions of people in this world are not afforded such a luxury; Christians are granted so many luxuries, but they still scream about how they are persecuted.
Correct me if I am wrong here but, when I look around at the issues we are facing as a country, even the world, and the real persecutions going on, the real finger pointing and judgments are all coming from the Christian arena. I enjoy very much how Conservative Christians say that Islamic extremists are the real threat to America but they don’t want to address the extremism of the Westboro Baptist Church, or tea partiers like Cruz, Huckabee, Rubio, Paul (more libertarian) and Ryan because “God”. Duh.
I guess it’s just their God? Man, he sounds like a real dick.
Ignorance is one thing, it is the root of a lot of our country’s problems but willful ignorance is far worse.
When you decide you do not want to think outside of the box, and are not willing to adjust your mentality, or perception to the changing world, we have a problem as a collective unit. I am not suggesting that people give up their religion, their belief or anything of the sort; that is not my place to do so, again we are free to worship as we wish, but we need to remove religion from Government.
We need to remove the divisions created by religion, and the lies that have been told. It is passed time that people realize the bible is an allegory, it is a book of stories based on Pagan traditions, and Babylonian, Sumerian and Egyptian historical figures, written by a King and translated by many; it is not the “Word of God”.
Let’s not even mention how many versions of the bible existed before the New Testament. I will link you to some really good resources at the end, in case you ever want to throw verses in a Christian’s face.
You have to fight fire with fire, right?
The homosexual couples who went to that clerk’s office to get their marriage certificates and were denied are just as American as Mrs. Davis is, regardless of how stupid, closed minded or insane she may be; this fact was and is missed by Davis and many others like her. They want to scream patriotism but only when it is in their favor, only when it is in the name of their God.
You have the right to free speech but you must face the consequences of your words, and actions. You have the right to worship as you wish, but not when it infringes on another, and definitely not in defiance of Federal Law. You have lots of rights, Mrs. Davis but you forgot that so does every other American.
How Christian like to be so goddamned hateful, judgmental, and selfish.
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