Monday, December 22, 2008

True Christians Should Only Read English

Thanks to a blog entry on All-Girl Army (which I found through the use of the incomparable Stumble Upon), I found another website called Freethoughtpedia which contains an excellent source of quotations from "the godly" about all of us poor benighted non-theists out in the world.

Here are some examples, apparently culled from a lot of places, including message boards and social networking sites like My Space as well as various newsgroups such as alt.atheism:

· The only thing I don't like about them [a bible-publishing company] is they sell foreign language versions of the KJB. I don't think that's right. We know the only true translation is the 1600's version in English. It's too risky for anybody to translate that into other languages. Mistakes can creep in... and that can lead to heresy. True Christians should only read English.
· I honestly don't care about your rights. If it were up to me, all Atheists would be burnt at the stake and or cast into a river with weights tied to their ankles and or placed before the firing squad, etc etc etc.
· Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history. -- Pat Robertson
· The only solution we have to stop gays from recruiting other people is to cut off the source. They need to be taken to specialized containment centers where they will be forced to become straight and accept Jesus as thier [sic] savior and to repent from their disgusting, wicket, hatful [sic], devilish ways. Those that refuse to go can either be forced, or banished from society in other specialized communities where they have no connetion [sic] to the outside world at all. Most would die of AIDS anyway. Anyone who refused any of the answers to make them better would have to be killed or banished.
· Everyone knows scientists insist on using complex terminology to make it harder for True Christians to refute their claims. Deoxyribonucleic Acid, for example... sounds impressive, right? But have you ever seen what happens if you put something in acid? It dissolves! If we had all this acid in our cells, we'd all dissolve! So much for the Theory of Evolution, Check MATE!
There's a lot more, many of them more outrageous than these. Check it out and be prepared to run the gamut of emotions, from laughter to tears to fears, over this display of "thought" that is pernicious in the Religious Right.

We dismiss these people at our peril. These are the same ones who want to take over our school boards, our city councils, our state legislators, and ram their narrow definitions of science, history and theology down the throats of the rest of society.

Our job? Stop them.


Ben There said...

It's a goddamned perplexity as to how these people manage to frame themselves as some sort of persecuted minority. There are more churches in this country than there are gas stations! 85% of the population professes to be Christians. What the hell happens to brain cells where a dominant 85% majority becomes a poor, oppressed minority?


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nolawitch said...

Your assessment is exactly why I tell everyone with a progressive bent not to vote for a single one of the Christofascists (Republicans) for any office. I pointed out this past election cycle the perils of doing so. Politicians come up through the ranks. Look at that douchenozzle Palin. She probably started at the school board level, became mayor of a Podunk-assed iceberg and then got elected governor. Getting elected just encourages the rancid pieces of shit.

Young Snowbird said...

Margaret Atwood is more than a great science fiction writer, she's an accurate prophet! (Handmaid's Tale, read it and shiver!)

DNA is a toxic acid?? Could they have been home-schooled?

Anonymous said...

I think you have it all wrong. They should be put in charge! Let them run the government! The financial systems! Let Jeeeessaus guide them and let them deregulate everything and sing Tobie Keith christmas songs about cutting off Thomas Jefferson's head...