An essay originally written on September 11, 2011 – [Updated]
On this, the 10th anniversary of the Islamic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash of Flight 93 of September 11th, we must remember to cherish the 1st Amendment to the Constitution and its protection of Freedom of Religion. The founding fathers and the Pilgrims before them realized that the government representing the English crown suppressed religious expression of religions that weren’t allied with the Anglican church, the Church of England. Catholics and Puritans fled the tyranny of England for the relative safety of the American colonies. America gave birth to two of the most re-fucking-diculous religions ever: the Mormons and a certain Hollywood-based religion.
If we can tolerate them, we can tolerate a mosque being built in our neighborhood. I’m considerably more afraid of the Mormons, who took the Gay-Marriage debate and controlled Californians (not Utahans, but Californians!) like a Goddamn puppet-master getting normal everyday Protestants and Catholics to bow to the will of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I refuse to say anything negative about the [censored], because I can’t afford the attorney fees. It’s these people who have me scared shitless, not Muslims.
The first amendment was designed to protect all religions: Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and even Muslims. We live in a democracy, not a theocracy. We fear Muslims because they are secretive concerning their religion. We simply do not understand their beliefs. We feared Jews for the same reason. We fear those who don’t believe in the exact God we believe in; even though all Christians worship the same Jesus, only differently. How many white Anglo-Saxon Protestants still loathe Roman Catholics? The Ku Klux Klan hated Catholics almost as much as they hated Negros. In the 1800’s there were signs placed in front windows saying “The Irish or Catholic Need Not Apply”. The Muslims are the new Jew and the 21st Century Irish. In Jesus’ day, the Samaritans were the reviled people, yet Jesus chose a Samaritan to be the Good Samaritan in his parable. Jesus knew (of course He did, He’s God isn’t He?), that those on the fringe of society, the hated, the maligned had to be befriended. He counted lepers and prostitutes as his followers, but his so-called modern-day follows allow their fear to overwhelm their Christian duty to embrace the Muslims as brothers and fellow sons of Abraham.
Where did this blind hatred originate? I’m afraid the filthy Heebs may be the reason. In the ancient Greek and Roman societies, other religions were not only tolerated, they were embraced! However, there was a caveat to this tolerance: one must worship the government sanctions gods and their days of celebration in addition to their own gods. For the polytheist, this was never seen a problem. The government’s gods existed just as their own gods existed. There was this great pantheon of gods: Greek and Roman, Egyptian and Persian. The Hebrews, however, did not believe in this pantheon. Their God was the only God. The infamous Ten Commandments instructed this Chosen People to “have no other gods beside [God].” The Hebrews refused to worship other people’s gods, even Caesar who demanded their worship as a god. The Christians followed this tradition because the early Christians (and Jesus and His Disciples) were, in fact, Jews. Christians martyred themselves to the lions or to the crucifix rather than worship any other God than Jesus. Muslims, fellow brothers in the Abrahamic tradition, followed in the footsteps trod by the Jews and Christians pronouncing “there is no god but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God.”
The Muslims have, unfortunately, also assumed the place of Communists and Nazis in the eyes of Americans. I am thankful Joseph McCarthy is not alive to terrorize the Muslims as he terrorized suspected Communists. Because Osama Bin Laden represented no country, we have no Soviet Union or Germany to fear, retaliate against, and wage war with. We are at war with an idea. An idea that a surprisingly small number of Muslims embrace. There are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, yet there have only been a handful of attacks over the last twenty years and few of them actually successful. When the Ayatollah Khomeini attacked Americans at our Embassy in Iran, he represented Iran and we knew who our enemy was. Today, we don’t know if the Muslims next door are terrorists or faithful servants of Allah. To many Christians terrorists and faithful servants of Allah are synonymous. I fear this intolerance will lead to the death and destruction of innocents and innocence.
Christian-Americans live in fear of Sharia law; that Sharia law will become the law of the land. This is exactly why the founding fathers created the separation of Church and State. The laws found in the Goddman Holy Bible are no less oppressive than Sharia law. I ask the Christians to reread the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy and ask yourself how many of these Biblical laws are shocking to you. Here is Deuteronomy 21:18-21, “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and most and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of the town. They shall say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death.” Or Leviticus 20:9, “For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death” This is one of the 613 commandments given by God to his people on how to live their daily lives. (Yes, there are 613 commandments not just ten. Ask any Jew) How is this any different than a Muslim father performing an Honor Killing, in accordance to Sharia law; murdering his rebellious daughter for dishonoring the family? Neither has a fucking place in civilized society, Goddamn it! At least Muslims respect their sacred scriptures. Christians ignore 603 of the commandments because it fucking suits them to do so. Jesus did not come to abolish the Law, but fulfill it (Matt. 5:17). They will argue most of these commandments no long apply to a modern society (they will say Jesus set aside some of the old laws), then why damn homosexuals to Hell eternal when they refuse to murder their own disobedient children, in accordance with God’s Holy Word! Christians: mother-fucking, cock-sucking hypocrites. Either embrace every blessed-Goddamn-verse of the fucking Holy Bible or none of it. You can’t pick and choose from the scripture you hold sacred. Jesus Christ! [See Updated]
We Americans live in a melting pot. Protestants worship in churches across the street for Catholic churches and down the road from Jewish synagogues. We should not fear living near Islamic mosques. What White Anglo-Saxon Protestants fear is they will be a minority. That the Muslim population will eclipse their own. Because we live in a democracy, the will of the majority stands and if whites are the minority… oh Jesus-tap-dancing-Christ, the horror. The horror!
[Updated] In a November 2012 interview conducted by CNN’s Piers Morgan, Rick Warren emphatically states Christians are perfectly free to cherry-pick the Biblical laws they observe and reject all others. You won’t believe this horseshit.
“Many people think every law in the Bible is the exact same kind of law. In the Bible, there are three kinds of laws. There are civil laws, which by the way apply only to the nation of Israel. Those are called civil laws. There are ceremonial laws which are the laws that apply to cleanliness as kosher Jews would practice today, in the laws of Leviticus, the priestly laws that are ceremonial laws that involve worship, and then there are moral laws. As a Christian, I’m not bound by the civil laws given to the nation of Israel, and I’m not even bound by the ceremonial laws given to the priesthood of Israel. I am bound, I believe, to the moral laws. The ‘Ten Commandments’ are neither civil laws nor ceremonial. Those are moral laws.”
Told you you wouldn’t believe that horseshit.
Published on: May 16, 2015 @ 18:38