Thursday, September 02, 2010

"Restoring Honor."

Glenn Beck's newest incarnation as a preacher dedicated to "Restoring Honor" to America would be funny if it weren't so horrifying.  Even pretending to be a "Good Christian" or, in his case, a "Good Mormon" doesn't excuse his behavior.  How can a man whose whole professional life is "bearing false witness" claim to be any kind of Christian at all?  Glenn Beck preaching from his tower of libel.  How ridiculous.

I'm not a Christian.  I don't claim to be.  But I know that telling lies about other people is a seriously fucked up thing to do.  It violates not only the whole "false witness" thing, but it seems also to directly conflict with Christ's command to "Do undo others..."  The so-called "Golden Rule."

Folks like Beck and Palin possess no true moral compass.  Anything goes in what they see as "defense" of their religion.  Even if it means violating the tenets of that religion.

I guess if your faith required you stand on your roof at dawn and yell "I'm fucking special!" to the world at large with the most expensive P.A. system you could afford, you might feel as though we were oppressing you if we yelled back "Shut the fuck up!"

Gays, humanists, pagans, atheists, and the agnostic ask one thing of the Christians.  Since we don't tell you how to run your religion, don't presume to tell us how to live our lives.  You don't have the right.  Don't tell our kids that science isn't real.  Don't tell gays they can't marry.  Tend to your religion and stay out of our secularism and we'll be good.

Because, well, if there's any such thing as "special rights," it's you folks chasing them.  The right to tell people of a different political/religious/sexual persuasion what they can and cannot do.  The right to demonize those who believe differently than you.  The right to yell "I'm fucking special!" any time you want.

No one gets special rights.  Not you, not anyone.  How's that for a compromise?

A little parity would go a long way toward "restoring honor" in this country.

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