It’s amazing the things people do in God’s name. I’m actually not talking about the large stuff, like genocide or ethnic cleansing. But the smaller, more subtle works of the great Satan we call man.
This whole movement by religious conservatives who are trying to wrest the control that people have over their bodies, is crazy. I said it, crazy! It is veiled in a gauzy mystical coded language, which underlies the desire to rid you of your free will in favor of theirs. And they call it god’s work.
It is simply selfish, self-serving and wrong.
Now I hate to use the term god’s work, because it’s been so bandied around that it has become meaningless. But the ability to take Viagra or birth control pills, the legalizing of same sex marriage or the right of someone to decide how their life ends, in no way limits, stops or curtails another persons right to believe, practice or search for god’s truth.
It just offends them and in this free democratic society, it is their right.
Deal with it!
The parading around of god on a stick, from the bully pulpit, is a sin.
Mortal or otherwise.
The use of god’s word for your own personal gain, is a sin.
Venial or otherwise.
Those that believe in hate and segregation in any form, are to be banned from the Elysian Fields.
Those that believe in the derisive rhetoric of religious exclusion are to be banned from the Garden of Eden.
God has given us choices.
God has given us free will.
If we are wrong, we will know it soon enough.
But here in this life, in this time, it is completely against god’s wishes to curtail someone else’s right to decide, to believe or to choose.
To choose who they want to marry,
To choose who they want to pray to,
To choose whether or not to bear a child.
To choose to carry a child because after rape.
I would like to see the candidates go through that and see what they have to say afterwards.
I am proud to say that I am trying to become a man in the eyes of god. I am embarrassed to say, I am one in the same man as those that deny others.
Blame and fear are the tools of evil. They have always been and they always will be.
Love and the ability to accept are the tools of light.