Tag: deity

Listen to yourselves sometimes…

Dear Close-Minded Woman that pissed me off this week,

Perception is reality. 22% of the worlds population believes in Islam. It’s the worship of a single deity, with that deity’s word outlined in the Qur’an, and the teachings of a prophet named Mohammed. I could just as easily compare it to the Bible, God, and Moses just like my buddy did, and be quite satisfied in being correct…at least until we get into a more detailed description of the religion.

SO…maybe…just maybe…the next time someone greets you with a blessing you should be gracious enough not to act like someone just put a hex on you.

There is this knee-jerk reaction people have when engaging religions not their own that is usually uninformed, uneducated, and almost purely instinctual…almost fight or flight. That is explainable. The possibility that one may be right and the other wrong triggers a fight or flight reaction, most of the time verbally where a person spouts off whatever they can come up with in a few seconds and hide behind their faith in the argument…or worse. When in reality (personally I think religion is a horrible burden on spirituality, being now a tool for business and politic), they are both mutually destructive to one another and will continue to teach at least a small portion of their congregation that the other is the evil one.

The only end to this was to remove religious rule, and we did it.

What scares me most is that some people actually think that adapting the US government into any degree of Christian theocracy would actually protect us.

Separation of Church and State protects us. It has allowed our country to flourish where many other nations have fallen or been turned over in civil war nightmares. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ….” and Article VI specifies that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

I completely understand feeling threatened by belief systems other than your own. I actually understand the feeling more than most. I just don’t understand the need to attack others beliefs to justify your own. Disproving someone else’s religion doesn’t make you right, it makes you a judge where none is necessary.


NO…I am NOT a Muslim. I just cant stand religious bullies.

A great example of Creationism…

over-confidence-cat-eagle-demotivational-poster…will likely never be posted here.

I am actually giggling a little to myself 😉

Did you seriously think I would post something like that? My ulterior motive is in giving props to an old acquaintance of mine, Aron. Who it seems was given the enjoyable opportunity to successfully defend his statements regarding creationism.
There are so many avenues one may take to play this argument out with a huge advantage. The primary reason being that I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone with half a brain seriously hold that creationism is accurate. The most successful analogy I’ve ever encountered rendered creationism as little more than a cryptic story one might expect to near a campfire late at night in which the perception of days to a deity would likely span hundreds of thousands of years, etc. But we’re not talking about that story. We’re talking about what happens when silly people presume to know the constraints of logical argument, and flex their e-muscles verbally attacking someone far more…suited to the task. If someone were to hit me with a video smackdown like this I think I might hug them out of respect. Luckily, being a non-creationist spiritualist, I can have my cake and laugh at creationism too 😉