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Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Church of Shut Up and Pay Attention

This post is, in general, a response to the events of Friday, May 19, 2006. On this fateful night I, along with a very select group of friends, witnessed the failure of the christian faith. Everything started so simple with a trip to see "The DaVinci Code". Upon arriving at the theatre, we were visually accosted with enraged Christians attempting to dissuade viewers from broadening their horizons. I was shocked and appalled. "Who the hell are these @$$holes that think they know what is best for me?" Needless to say, we went to the show anyway, and, thankfully it was much better than "Passion of the Christ" (too bad Mel Gibson). Now to the point of this whole rant.

Shut up and Pay Attention!!

People everywhere should heed these words. Instead of spouting bullcrap about salvation, hellfire and brimstone, sins and Jesus loves you; look at whats going on in the world. We have teenagers who think gangsters are idols, parents who have children as trophies of their own success, a government that allows child molesters and rapists to walk the streets, and drugs everywhere (and thats just here in Illinois).

Furthermore, people are getting stupider. Instead of trying to fix the problems, they are following the lead of business and medicine, and just fixing the symptoms. Let's help everyone with welfare, lawsuits and fast food. Now we have obese people who make a living off of welfare and nobody can afford health insurance. Honestly people, stupidity should be painful not rewarding.

At the same time, we have intelligent people who are working to get ahead and are working 60 hour weeks, fighting with their spouses (I love you Sarah) and in many cases never starting families. At this rate, the next generation will be completely populated with trash from trailer parks and ghettos. Honestly, I would rather see the spawn of Rabida that whatever my sister's little monster turns out to be.

So, Christians, your message has died. I don't care what Jesus would do and you're not doing it anyway. Quit preaching at me and start making a difference. Give a man a fish vs teach a man to fish. Get people off welfare by teaching them useful skills instead of using charity as a way to bolster your congregation and your sense of decency. Support your local government instead of fighting Hollywood. Teach your kids to think for themselves instead of trying to censor what they are exposed to.

I know that it may be difficult for you to think for yourselves. The whole reason you go to church is so someone else can tell you what to think a little at a time every Sunday. Do you like the way your pastor dresses? How about his wife, is that the kind of woman you could wake up to every morning? My point is, unless your willing to live someone else's life, you can't let them decide how you are going to live yours. I know many people who profess to love their religion but obviously hate their lives. Do something about it.

It's liberating to live your own life, try it sometime.


Blogger Rabida said...

Thanks for the complement....I think. The way I see it we intelligent few are quite simply fucked. In my opinion hypocracy is the source of nearly all of society's problems. And religion is historically the greatest bastion of hypocracy among the human species. But religion is simply too pervasive to root out of our society at this point. So thank Eris that I don't take life seriously or I'd be seriously depressed.

5/21/2006 11:10 PM  
Blogger Pip Andrew said...

If you could for a moment, focus your imagination on a small southern baptist church, with an overly excited congregation and a choir that makes a blessed Sunday meeting with the lord seem like a concert. And that choir's music affects the good christians of this church like just the right amount a cocaine.

Now, apply those thoughts and feelings to this phrase.

Amen brother Tom!

5/23/2006 7:34 PM  

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