Thursday, December 18, 2008

Fucking Idiot

This post is going to be a flat-out rant. The points I make are legitimate, but I will go about making them in a completely vulgar and not at all constructive manner.

I'm going to handle this in three parts. First, the background, then recent events and closing with my thoughts on the matter.

If you live in America and have heard anything about Bill O'Reily in the past month or so, you know about the atheist signs in Washington and my hometown of Springfield Illinois. (I wrote about this before.) They read:

At this season of THE WINTER SOLSTICE may reason prevail. There are no gods, no angels, no devils, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.


I've stated before that I don't like this message. It is unnecessarily antagonistic. Atheists, especially at this time of year, should be promoting all the great things about atheism, not all the terrible things about everyone else's beliefs. This is, if I may be so bold, a fucking stupid thing to do.

Now, we have national attention for being complete assholes. All of us. Nobody will care to listen if I say, "I'm an atheist, but I disagree with the stance that the Freedom From Religion Foundation (the group that put up the sign) takes and the way they go about spreading that message." Nobody gives a good goddamn. They see atheist #1 and atheist #2 and they will connect the two. Everybody in America now thinks I'm a bad person, but these sign-making, bellicose assholes wanted attention.

And that's all they wanted too. They did this just to be assholes, because that message sure as hell isn't constructive.

So that's the background. FFRF + Sign = Total douchebag.

So, of course, the atheist sign in Springfield was stolen recently (and of course it was, it was a rude sign that purposely insulted a lot of people.) Then the FFRF upgraded themselves from just making signs to actually talking and here's the bullshit they came up with:

Annie Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation said her group wanted to place its sign in the rotunda if religious groups were allowed to place symbols of their religions.

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“It had to take an effort (to remove it),” Gaylor said. “Atheists never engage in vandalism. We don’t go around stealing the Baby Jesus. They don’t follow their own commandments.”

So there are the recent events. Now, a few thoughts on the matter.

Dear Miss Gaylor, are you a fucking retard? What the fuck is wrong with you? Are you trying to make us all look bad? I need to ask that question twice. Are you trying to get everyone to hate us more?

I can't even begin to tell you how angry this makes me. Not only did you purposely antagonize everyone, but you went out of your way to say two completely ridiculous things. "Atheists never engage in vandalism." ATHEISTS NEVER ENGAGE IN VANDALISM. What the fuck is wrong with you? Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you? How can you say that? That is not logical, and logic is supposed to be on our fucking side. You went out of your way to say something completely ridiculous. You cannot make that claim. And not only is it flat-out wrong, but it, once again makes us look like assholes.

Then, you had to throw out a "they". "They are breaking their own commandments." Now, it's a "they". You have just separated yourself from 80% of the population, fellow Americans, just like you, who are now just a "they" to you. Beside the fact that you naturally assumed it was a Christian that did it, not that I can argue against that, but for fuck's sake, learn a little bit about being politically correct before you brand the entire Christian population as thieves and all atheists as perfect human beings. Better yet, just shut the fuck up.

This all is beside the fact that the FFRF anticipated this. They put up a rude sign meant for people to get angry, then say illogical and hateful things when it gets stolen, like they knew it would. Seriously, Gaylor could not have been caught off guard by the theft. They had to have seen this coming.

I'm just left asking, what the fuck is wrong with you? What the fuck is wrong with you? What the fuck is wrong with you?
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