Trying to Correct the Uncorrectible

There’s this pastor (Protestant: evangelical Christian) who has decided that gays aren’t evil.

Upworthy’s A pastor shares the exact moment he changed his mind about the LGBTQ community.

While Ryan hadn’t been hostile toward the LGBTQ community before, now he admits his lack of attention to the subject helped create a culture of fear surrounding homosexuality and the church.

Since Ryan announced that EastLake would be an open and affirming church, hundreds of people have left the church. But Ryan stands by his decision.

“I don’t care if the Bible says, ‘Gay people suck,’” he says. “I have lots of things I disagree with about the Bible.”

Note: hundreds of people have left over relaxing view of LGBTQ people. Aren’t they supposed to “love everyone” because “Jesus” told them to?  Of course not. Because “he” never “said” that.

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Anyways, while his opinion of gays has changed, Pastor Meeks still believes gay people will go to hell.  He’s just decided to be nicer about it so they’ll follow his god’s laws.  Those laws that say:  here’s how to hate and fear everyone who isn’t you, here’s what you eat, here’s when to eat it, here’s what to wear and how to make it, here’s what to grow and and how to grow it, here’s how to slaughter animals to a specific god and for a variety of reasons, and here are all the animals and people you have to hate.

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The shitheels writing the Books of Moses while pretending to be Moses were seriously fucked up dudes.  Why am I saying “dudes”?  Because there are four different sources to those books of Moses (documents called “J”, “E”, “P”, and “D”) and those people writing them did so several hundred years after those so-called events happened and they wrote different versions of the same events.

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Regardless, we still the problem in believing in a book that has cost MILLIONS of lives, and that’s a low number, especially if you take seriously all the tribes that “Israel” slaughtered for no other reason than a) they had nothing better to do/felt threatened for no good reason, or b) this so-called god told them to do it. That so-called god of the Old Testament murdered millions by flooding the entire planet because he suddenly got a bug up his ass for those millions not worshipping him. Well, if he was really a GOD, then he simply could have changed everyone’s minds instead of pointlessly slaughtering them. Which goes to show you how spectacularly fictional the Old Testament is.
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Humans have this need to make sense and meaning out of their lives and basic Pagan religion is the result.  On the other hand, “Religions” based on the Pentateuch/Torah/Qu’ran/New Testament are based on books whose authors were nothing more than authoritarian nutjobs equal to Jim Jones.
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Buddha is the exception, but combine Buddhism with authoritarian regimes (pre-1960s China, Far East countries like Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, etc., ancient Japan) and voila, murder. Hinduism is an offshoot of Buddhism (determined by archaeological study of migration patterns) which turned into a polytheistic religion, but Mahatma Gandhi was forced to fight for the right to live independent lives and the reason that happened was due to British colonialism, and other countries pulled the same shit due to an authoritarian belief which centered on following the “corrected” Bible, which “told” them to convert every single non-believer.

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(I should also add that “Pagan”, Hindu, and Buddhist “religions” don’t feel the need to “convert” non-Pagans/Hindus/Buddhists.)

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Currently, we in the U.S. have factions who are ready, willing, and able to slaughter tens of thousands of lives (particularly black and gay) and they “blame” (my word) their need to do this because the Bible tells them to do it. Well, pardon me, but …


a) Christians have nothing whatsoever to do with the Old Testament so whomever they’re following to justify killing gays, it isn’t Jesus.
b) Christians are confused because they don’t know who to worship: Jesus or Yahweh/Elohim/Jehovah. In order to call yourself a Christian, you HAVE TO pick Jesus.
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Every single book in the Bible/Torah/Qu’ran is vehemently anti-woman. To single out half the human race for slavery and oppression is a heinous act and deserves no respect. Period.

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So while this pastor aims to be a bit more egalitarian toward his fellow humans, he still follows a book that subscribes to murder, rape, and slavery.  I’d admire him more if he chose to be an atheist in order to treat everyone as he would like to be treated.

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Lastly, does my being Wiccan say I’m a hypocrite?  No.  What I believe is for me alone.  I despise those who oppress and enslave and murder and I try not to do the same to others.  Does that mean that my “goddess” is no more real than the authoritarian male gods?  Yes.  She is simply my interpretation of nature, which rules all.  And you cannot deny that nature rules us all without looking like a complete moron.

UN Whistleblowing

Kathryn Bolkovac (and Wiki’s article)

Remember all those news stories about UN Peacekeepers committing rape and murder and involved in sex trafficking during the 90s and 2000s?  No?

I do.  You perhaps do not.  Why?

Because

a)  Peacekeepers are immune from prosecution.
b)  Military Industrial Complex will lose money if their private contractors are held responsible.
c)  The victims are women and girls.  Who gives a shit about them?
d)  The Academy of Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) refused to accept this film as a nomination for Best Picture.  If they had, more attention and subsequent worldwide outrage would have been achieved.  However, there are financiers who are involved in “Hollywood” (Steve Mnuchin anyone? He financed a lot of movies, including Jurassic World–and the MFer is now in charge of our treasury) who also have a stake in sex trafficking’s money-making operations and they aren’t about to risk a light shone in their direction.

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e)  Barack Obama​ was directly responsible for criminalizing whistleblowing, despite a law that protects them.  Because of his influence, The Whistleblower was forcibly downgraded as an inferior film that no one should believe.

Because the Military Industrial Complex is so vast and corrupt, it is impossible for the UN to change, to remove immunity for criminals under their direct authority, and for their internal investigative efforts to achieve SQUAT.  When they breathe fire and aggressively condemn a country for human rights abuses, tell them that they’re no better than a contaminated government whose hands are dripping blood.

Enough With The Anti-PC

Have you seen this bullshit?

‘Devil’s Advocate Boy’ Statue Erected On Wall Street Next To ‘Fearless Girl’

The plaque at his feet reads, “American women have access to the greatest opportunities in the world, in case you didn’t know. What? Not everyone knows that.”

No, we don’t.  And it’s just like this sexist prick to think otherwise.  Why?  Because they feel threatened.  They have such low self-esteem, such low self-confidence, but it’s coupled with a bizarre arrogance that lets them think that it’s okay to hate women again.

WTF is up with that?  Answer:  Snowflake Backlash.

For the past 20 years or so, there’s been this backlash about Political Correctness. People who have no problems with PC hear it and they don’t pay attention. WHY?
Let’s be clear about something. “Political Correctness” is a term created by bigots, sexists/misogynists, racists, and other hate mongers. It wasn’t created by we rational thinkers who prefer not to denigrate or outright hate “the other”, those groups we’re not a part of.

This PC complaint is about haters who WANT to hate and are sick and tired of not being able to. Oh, you poor little snowflakes. You can’t use the N-word anymore. You can’t sexually harass a woman. You can’t tell women to go make you a sandwich or get in the kitchen or lie down and take it. Poor you. You can’t call people spicks or chinks or any other ethnic slur. Poor you. And fuck you, you backward troglodyte. You are now “the other” and you don’t like it. Boo fucking hoo.

Yes, there’s such a thing as being “too” PC, where some have overreacted to being slighted in some way that’s gone too far. You need your space, your safe space, and that’s okay. But don’t fuck it up for the real reason for political correctness: To stop hatred.
Bill Maher created a show called Politically Incorrect. Despite his being a pot head and part-time liberal, he’s a special little snowflake who goes way overboard when it comes to giving anti-PC folks a chance to air their grievances. And now in his new season on HBO’s “Real Time”, he’s taken things further just to get attention. To be talked about. Well, congrats, asshole. You’ve just dumbed down America.

Haters do NOT get a voice anymore–except for the bullshit election that’s once again given them that voice! That was the whole problem to begin with! Don’t you assholes see that? I’m guessing not. “He tells it like it is.” You mean he’s a soul-sucking demon who gets to shit all over everyone while stealing your wallet? Oh, that’s supposed to be okay again?

Stop being so anti-PC. There’s a reason why we’re supposed to evolve and get past *irrational* hatred. Hate the murderers, the rapists, the demagogues, the KKK, the Nazis, the corrupt. Hate the haters. Don’t fall into the trap of accepting everyone because that condones the crap. It’s fine to want to stop hatred, but be specific, not all-inclusive. Hate has its uses as long as it doesn’t return to old habits–and unfortunately, it has.