Saturday, June 30

Welcome, again, to Blog Against Theocracy

I have a feeling that the blogswarm, not to mention someone here who is turning five on Monday, is going to keep me kind of busy for the next few. To cope and because it's timely I'm going to do a "Blue Gal's Greatest Hits" on some earlier posts related to blog against theocracy. I'll pop in with new content as time allows and news inspires. Love on ya. - BG

Here's something paraphrased from some earlier posts, but which really say what I want to say.

So often I talk or email with fellow lefties who have just had it with the religious right to the point that they can't stand Christianity or even religion in general. It's as if there is such a slippery slope in their minds between any admission of faith and total fundamentalism that it's just not worth it to go down that path. No religion is better than any religion, because in the end we all become Pat Robertson or Al Qaeda.

I'm actually quite sympathetic to those lefties who think they hate Christianity. Funny thing is when you engage these lefties in conversation, a great many of them think Jesus was a cool guy, and some actually revere him. Even those who reject Christianity outright are not nearly so angry as they let on.

Let me point something out here, again. Jesus of Nazareth was nailed to a tree by the political and religious CONSERVATIVES of his day because they mistakenly thought they had power and that he threatened that power. ANY Christian, myself included, who thinks they would have rescued Jesus from the cross, that certainly WE wouldn't have gone along with Pilate and Judas and abandoned him like Peter, are just kidding themselves. And those right-wingers who think they're really serving the cause of Jesus by electing Republicans, or working to make America a "Christian" nation? Heh, and once again, Mr. BG suggests I stop saying "fuck" on this blog.

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It's that the religious right/Republican Party has so often set the discourse that "God/Jesus equals us" that some of us lefties tend to believe that. Rejecting hate speech, intolerance, and fundamentalism becomes rejecting all religion.

But see, I love Jesus, and I'm strongly committed to making sure YOUR right NOT to believe is protected. I also believe, while we're at it, that I would be SINNING against my God to attempt to convert you. That's His provence. And if I believe (and I struggle to, at least) that God is Love and that God loves his creation, I think smart, funny, gifted non-believing bloggers have one of the better tables at Divine Love's cocktail party. You certainly do at mine.

Here's the deal about Christians, though. We're not all Pat Robertson, and I refuse to allow the Religious Right to define what Christianity is, for me, or for my readership.

Blog against Theocracy is this week.

14 comments:

  1. TYPICAL LIBTARD HYPOCRISY!!!!

    YOU JUST LOVE "RELIGION" WHEN IT COMES FROM THE APOSTATE CHURCHES OF "REVEREND" JESSE JACKSON, "REVEREND" AL SHARPTON, THE SOCIALIST SOJOURNERS, LESBIAN NUNS, SOCIAL-GOSPELERS, GAY BISHOPS IN THE EPIAPSCOPALIANS, AND THE UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALISTS!!!!!

    AND YOU'LL ALL SQUEAL WITH DELIGHT WHEN PIAPS IS ELECTED AND SHE COMMITS HIGH SACRILEGE AND BLASPHEMY IN THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL AND ANNOUNCES THE NEW ONE-WORLD RELIGION!!!!!

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  2. Anonymous1:02 PM

    Hey BG,

    Good luck with the blogswarm in the next few days! It looks like the trolls have come to your site. You "have" arrived at that very special spot! Now onto my school project ...

    Don

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  3. damn, ralph. you're good. you're stupid as a stump, but you sure can holler.

    "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God"

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  4. Hey, Ralph. Nice to meet you. So nice of you to stop by.

    Many thanks to you, as you've helped to make our point here about the threat of conservative theocracy. Your rabid ranting and brown shirt-like spouting simply provide us with more evidence. As if we needed more.

    I really don't know what "piaps" stands for, but I'm assuming you're somehow referring to Sen. Clinton? If you actually READ anything on this blog, you'd know she doesn't get much support here. Not that it matters. One of the sure signs that one is dealing with a theocratic simpleton is when we see signs of stereotypical "reasoning."

    One more thing, bub, before we all start ignoring you: Anyone who uses the term "-tard", as in "retard," simply proves his own stupidity and pretty much gives us all permission to completely dismiss anything of value he might have to say. Which you don't.

    Those of us who have special needs children in our families, or who work with them for a living (both true in my case) would appreciate it if you'd now procede to shut the hell up and go the hell away.

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  5. He's right about one thing, though. Lesbian nuns are always welcome at BG.

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  6. "...THE SOCIALIST SOJOURNERS, LESBIAN NUNS, SOCIAL-GOSPELERS, GAY BISHOPS IN THE EPIAPSCOPALIANS, AND THE UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALISTS!!!!!" Oh my!

    (Spelling counts, bub.)

    Oh, and as far as a one world religion goes, see the video below. Namaste.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heUVrcYWqOc

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  7. I nabbed that che-jesus image too, great minds *do* think alike.

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  8. "PIAPS IS ELECTED AND SHE COMMITS HIGH "SACRILEGE AND BLASPHEMY IN THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL" - Ralph

    Please don't leave us hanging on who Piaps is beause that sounds like fun!

    I love the jesus image and I think the christ in all of us "SOCIALIST SOJOURNERS, LESBIAN NUNS, SOCIAL-GOSPELERS, GAY BISHOPS IN THE EPIAPSCOPALIANS, AND THE UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALISTS" might like it too.

    Namaste Ralph.

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  9. Maybe Ralph should consider switching to decaffeinated beverages? :)

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  10. Anonymous11:12 PM

    I've proposed a Christian form of study that should be acceptable to fundamentalists and non-fundamentalists alike, described on Lectio Divinae. In half a nutshell: let the text be true for the moment in which you read it. Then, let your conscience be your guide. If you cannot believe what it says, don't lie to yourself and say you believe it because it's in the Bible. If you do believe it, then act on it.

    There's no doubt that the United States is in desperate need of evangelization. There are more poor here than in any other industrialized nation. It spends more than half of all that is spent worldwide on war. It sends accused men and women to death without genuine due process.

    These are not things Jesus would approve.

    Charles of Lectio Divinae and Mercury Rising.

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  11. Wow, fireworks on the First! :)

    Sorry to see someone "ralph" on your site, BG. Though it certainly provided a QED moment, eh?

    I think I sent my link off to BAT, but as I'm, um, e-challenged (sorry about my prior insensitivity, Dave) I'm not sure I was successful. How will I know if I done good?

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  12. i think ralph just made the whole argument against theocracy right here!

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  13. (Spelling counts, bub.)


    LIBTARD,

    THEY ARE EPIAPSCOPALIANS BECAUSE THEY SERVE PIAPS!!!

    "You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist. I can love the people who hold false opinions but I don't have to be nice to them." ~ REV'D PAT ROBERTSON

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  14. No more feeding, folks.

    It's Sunday Morning. I'm getting ready for church.

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