During the 9/11 search and rescue and recovery, two beams that were found were connected in the form of a cross. It became a symbol of hope (just like the flag that stood in the rubble) for the rescuers.
It is now on display in the 9/11 memorial with other artifacts.
Buuuuut…….one of those…
FUck, I just hate all these atheists coming in with their Constitution and their ideals upon which the country was founded and their understanding of how secular principals in government is actually beneficial for all religions because they’re just really draggin me down. I can’t fucking believe they’re making me confront my illusions by forcing me to acknowledge that not every single person in America believes in the particularly narrow vision of God that I do. It’s so unfair! Why can’t I just go on marginalizing everyone who is not exactly like me and, at the same time, using their tax dollars to actively promote my religious superstitions!? WAH!
Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!
edit: is this fake?
I missed the part where running a Christian movie review site, giving advice on everything from parenting to helping friends with depression/cutting/suicide, offering counselling for struggling couples/teens/etc., and selling Christian books….
was funding hate.
Whoops my bad.
Oh, I’m so glad you posted this because it provides me the perfect platform to both explain why it’s hate and point out how willfully ignorant people like you are.
Here’s ten reasons Focus on the Family, the shady tax exempt arm of the Family Research Council, is a hate group.
1. Despite the best scientific evidence from every credible sociological and psychological research group, these stubborn bastards insist there is a link between homosexuality and child predators.
2. They use their money to support discrimination in the workplace against homosexuals.
3. They promote insane conspiracy theories (in order to demonize) asserting that anti-bullying efforts are a secret gay plot to make kids gay or some shit.
4. They instruct their followers to marginalize their own children should those children come out as homosexual by telling them they’re immoral and engaging in risky behavior.
5. While continuing to refer to gay teens as “simply confused” (more marginalization) they have taken steps to assure that foster parents can continue to reject or abuse them and they have the fucking gall to reframe the issue as one of “liberal sensitivity.”
6. Oh, among those Christian books you’re so proud to see them promoting, is one that lead to the deaths of at least three children and the horrific abuses of countless others.
7.In a bizarre double whammy of homophobic bigotry, one of FotF’s leaders showed that he both a) believes ex-gay therapy is a thing, even though it’s been shown again and again and again to be abusive and false and that b) ex-gays should have a pride day, the way “gays have a pride day.” I call that the ol’ “white pride” or “kid’s day” fallacy.
8. They lied to the government, wasting your time and money, to promote lies about homosexuality and parenting.
9. James Dobson, FotF’s de-facto head dickhead, said of the 9/11 that while unruly women and dirty words on TV didn’t actually cause 9/11, they did prevent god from stopping it.
"Christians have made arguments on both sides of this question. I certainly believe that God is displeased with America for its pride and arrogance, for killing 40 million unborn babies, for the universality of profanity and for other forms of immorality. However, rather than trying to forge a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the terrorist attacks and America’s abandonment of biblical principles, which I think is wrong, we need to accept the truth that this nation will suffer in many ways for departing from the principles of righteousness. "The wages of sin is death," as it says in Romans 6, both for individuals and for entire cultures."
10. Among the most successful methods of arousing hate is to confuse people into thinking they’re being personally assaulted. For instance, telling someone that a gay marriage in New Mexico will have any impact on your marriage in Maryland. See, in order to make people believe everyday people are, in fact, villains, you have to confuse them and make them feel defensive. So when a group asserts, using insane silliness, that any gay marriage is a step toward fascism, well, you know they’re a hate group.
So, you see, you stupid asshat, you have no idea what you’re talking about. It’s not even just because you’re too fucking dense to understand it, which you are, but that’s not the reason. The reason is you refuse to understand it. Willfully ignorant. Best option for you is to delete your entire internet presence at this point because the crushing weight of my followers is about to just shit straight down your throat. “Whoops,” indeed. Bon appetit, bigot!
It is never ok to say that God is santa clause for adults. Just do not even go there.
It is OK to say that. The only thing that’s not OK, is your support of censorship and oppression. You can’t tell me what to say and what I’m allowed to say. Santa Claus is a superstitious belief that issues rewards or denial of rewards in response to good behavior. It’s a superstition taught to children. How is that not exactly like God?
I completely understand and respect that not everyone has the same religious beliefs or any at all, but why would you phrase it in that way.
To show you that your belief system is based on a series of logical flaws and environmental conditioning.
That is what you call religious discrimination whether you think it or not.
No, discrimination prevents an individual from equality in either society or the law. If I said Christians couldn’t eat at my restaurant or black people can’t play on the playground or homosexuality should be a crime, that’s discrimination. Telling you your ideas are wrong isn’t discrimination. If it were, there would be no truth. I bet you call your math teacher discriminatory for disagreeing when your answers are wrong. There is an objective truth and I assert your belief about god isn’t part of it. That’s not about discrimination. That’s about challenging indoctrination.
If something similar was said about any other religion then there would be uproars, but because it’s about christianity it’s fine to say what you please.
Bullshit! I say the same thing about the phoney baloney religions of Islam, Scientology, Mormonism, New Age weirdos, people who believe in karma, ancient greek, ancient egyptian mythology, gozer worshipers, Orthodox Jews, Voodoo and other island religions, witch-burning snake-juggling faith healers, living gods, etc, etc, etc. What do you think makes your ancient, unjustified belief more accurate than any other religious belief? What makes it more real than Zeus or Allah or Santa Claus?
I’m proud to call myself a Catholic and a believer in God, so i don’t really value it when people are offensive towards my religion.
You don’t value it? Does this sentence have meaning?
But something about that comment really really annoyed me.
Maybe it’s how accurate it is?