HOLY CRAP! We’re gonna be on FIRE!!

Seems the world is going to end! Within ten years the world could cease to exist. HOLY CRAP!! Why? Why is the world going to disappear?

  • Environmental rape?
  • The eternal fiscal serfdom placed on the many by the elite oligopoly?
  • Never ending pointless wars in which the majority of the victims are the innocent and uninvolved? I’m looking at you, Sudan.
  • The continued apartheid of the Palestinians?
  • The billions and billions of people murdered in acts of genocide since the beginning of time?
  • High fructose corn syrup? (please please please let it be ADM that is causing the death of the world!)
  • Panda bears???

No! NO! NO!!!
This world, our home, the planet earth will “cease to exist in 10 years” if the Minnesota legislature passes a bill changing the wording of the marriage laws to be more gender neutral and therefore allowing gays to get married. That’s it! Really! Here, look! See! You can murder, abuse and systematically eliminate those you hate and the planet will be fine, but if the state sanctions a relationship between two consenting adults who happen to have matching genitals then the entire planet will cease to exist.
Wow! Who knew? Gay marriage is legal in all kinds of places, Norway, South Africa, Canada! But it would seem that those nations are not nearly important enough in terms of planetary stability as the little state of Minnesota. I knew Minnesota was pretty damned awesome, but I had no idea what power we held here. We have the ability to destroy the planet with one tiny piece of legislation. Simply amazing.
As most people know, I’m an atheist. I’m not a particularly fervent atheist, I do not want to argue someone out of their faith, I have no problem with people praying or believing or expressing their beliefs. All I want is the same consideration, don’t argue with me about my lack of faith, don’t tell me what I should believe and certainly don’t make laws that give comfort to your beliefs while trampling on the rights of others. When you do that then I have to get all pissed off and say unkind things.
If ever I thought religion was packed with horseshit, this is it! That you would stand there and say unequivocally that sanctioning the relationship between two consenting adults is far worse than the systematic and brutal rape of children in the Congo? worse than the actions of the few to throw the many into poverty? worse than the killing fields in Cambodia, the largest autogenocide in the history of the world? Slavery? Murder? Hatred? Abuse? Those acts get a pass but gay marriage will destroy the entire planet?

“If everyone is a gay, this world will cease to exist in 10 years,” said Ikram ul-Huq, the imam and religious director of the Muslim Community Center of Bloomington.

“This is not a political issue, or an issue of choice or rights. It is an issue of life,” said Andre Dukes, pastor of Shiloh Temple Ministries in Minneapolis.

You who claim to represent the Yahweh, God, Allah, Christ, Muhammad of your holy texts are nothing but shameful. You do not teach love or compassion or forgiveness, you do not teach people humility or faith.

And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far away. And their worship of me amounts to nothing more than human laws learned by rote.
ISAIAH 29:13

Those you claim to worship and represent would look on you with shame and disgust. You do not teach their lessons. You peddle fear and anger to those you know will use it as a weapon against all who do not believe you. You use your positions of false power and false self righteousness to create an enemy that does not exist so that you might hold the hearts and souls of those around you hostage to your false words. You are serpents speaking with split tongues in order to advance your own interests.
You cherry pick through your texts to find the snake oil you sell, you ignore much and focus on little and because of you, people suffer. Let me say that again… Because of YOU people suffer. You could work hard to end actual suffering, protect refugees from rape, help implement safety standards for those that need them, fund life saving research. You could do something that would make a real difference to people…Instead you CHOOSE to be false, to take the easy path. You poison the minds of those who would listen and then you ask them to carry you.
Get out of my laws! Get out of my legislature! Spread your fear and hatred somewhere else. Let those of us that choose to, live in peace.
ETA: and while we’re on the subject, I think we should thank the Pope for setting the fight against the spread of AIDS back 30 years. Thank you. I’m sure that those who die in the coming decades will appreciate your efforts.
(I know I said I was going to avoid the news but…I lied, what can you expect from me, a godless pervert?)