Prideful people cannot be talked down from their self-righteous platforms; in this age, I don’t even think Jesus Christ himself could reach them. In fact, the whole idea of God has been twisted by Holy Rollers to suit their opinions–opinions which they claim as Christian faith. Not that this notion of mine is unique or brand new. The Bible has always been a malleable substance in the hands of Christians. Funny, I’m not particularly religious, but I have a better understanding of this being called God than many of his earthbound children. Some of you reading this may be vomitous with anger. How dare you say you understand God!? Nobody can ever really understand God!

Well, from what I learned as a child, God is Love.  He’s also really insecure, as he has a history of testing people’s faith, but that’s for another argument at another time. So! God is Love. And His son, Jesus preached about God’s love for all his children. Maybe I missed the part in the Bible where Jesus says, “If you have a problem with the gays, feel free to publicly chastise them. Oh! Don’t forget to mention that they’ll burn in hell. Also, kill all the Jews and Muslims, incite racial conflict; and men, keep your women ignorant and dependent. Do all of this in the name of my Father.”

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Pride is Hatred’s mother. Why is that so hard to grasp? Why is it so damn difficult to give an actual fuck about Human Rights–about decency and respect?

I know why. It’s because these prideful people believe with every fiber of their being that they are right, and we are wrong; they are superior to us. Unfortunately for them, we’re not going to conform to their hate molds, are we?

 

“Let he who has not sinned

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cast the first stone.” -Jesus

 

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care

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for people will hear them and be influenced

by them for good or ill.” -Buddha

 

Pride joined with many virtues

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chokes them all.  -Jewish Proverb

 

“Human decency is not derived from religion.

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It precedes it.” -Christopher Hitchens, antitheist, author, columnist, and journalist

 

I love America and the right to practice religion without persecution–all religion. Oh, wait. Not all religions are treated respectfully. For example, the Muslim people are presently being targeted by ignorant hatred and violence. Those who speak up for our Muslim-American citizens are viewed as “bleeding heart liberals” and  supporters of terrorism by many, including the Tea Party Conservatives, which comes as no great surprise, as these are the same fools under the spell of Donald Trump, who in my lifetime is about the biggest bigot and xenophobe I have ever had the displeasure of suffering.  His words are vomit, and his supporters lap that shit up like loyal pups. Fuuuhhh…

All of that being said, Trump has the right to voice his opinions, just like every other free American. You don’t want to welcome refugees? Go ahead, say so. You stand against Planned Parenthood? LGBTQ rights and marriage equality?  Gays in the military? Great. To each their own; you have the right to your belief that these people are not human beings worthy of civil liberties. But that’s your opinion. And individual opinions should not dictate law. Nor should religion. I’m talking to you people who claim to be Christians. Contrary to popular belief, America was not built upon Christianity. Read the fucking Constitution, for fuck’s sake.

I am not anti-Christian. I am anti-bigots who wear a Christian mask. You assholes  with all of your despicable signs, shouting that God hates gays, protesting military funerals of fallen gay soldiers…those gay soldiers died fighting to protect your freedom and the right to hate them. No, I’m not anti-Christian. It’s just that I believe Human Rights should be held above religion, as it is also my belief that one does not have to subscribe to any religion to be a moral human being. But, for the sake of argument, let us pretend I am a good Christian, a follower of Jesus. Jesus was a pretty radical dude, even for this age; Jesus didn’t hate, and if he were in the flesh, among us all now, he would not be marching with the KKK, or any other group whose foundation is hatred.

Hatred, pride, and judgment are our worst enemies. In my ideal world, we would all feed more, clothe more, teach more, and love more.

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