Wednesday, March 18, 2009

For the love of--

You know what? I refuse to be careful of who's around when I mention my issues with Pope Benedict-the-whatever going to Sub-Saharan Africa and telling people there that they shouldn't use condoms. If you're offended by the fact that I'm offended that the Catholic Church's leader thinks Africans are better off dead thanks to AIDS (and orphaning their children, let's not forget) than using nasty sinful condoms that "encourage fornication," I don't know what to tell you.

I do wonder why you're bothered more by me than by the Pope. If I said that I was bothered by the stupid and evil bullshit going on in Brazil, would you bitch at me for my insensitivity? Or would you bitch at a church that kicks out a doctor who aborted a potentially-deadly pregnancy for a nine-year-old rape victim, but not the grown man who molested her?

Seriously. If you absolutely must get righteously angry about something, choose your fucking battles. Why don't you go after the ones who are actually hurting people?

I can't help but think that every time a Christian talks about how they're such a maligned group in America, they're talking about shit like this. Being forced to hear about the people their religious leaders are hurting. They see no difference between hearing these nasty truths and being fed to lions (or, in the case of modern Pagans, losing custody of their kids for practicing the wrong religion).

Christians need to not bring the persecution attitude to me ever ever again. There was a time when I could be nice about it. I think we're past that now.


The Humanihilsocialist said...

You're far better at articulating your Christian-aimed rage than I am. Kudos.

When I saw that the pope was going to Africa, my first thought was, "what the hell kind of shit is he going to pull." Denouncing condoms in Africa is certainly one of the worst kinds of shit. Its amazing how certain leaders can stumble around the globe surrounded by a logic vacuum. Just the fact that they're able to do that without getting hit in the face with a burning bush or slab of rock is enough proof for me that there is no god.

Also, calling it fornication just makes me want to do it more. I can't speak for the Africans though.

Sam said...

Heaven forbid that anyone should have to listen to the same kind of verbal moral condemnations that they make about other people. What's that line about judging and being judged?