You know Westboro Baptist Church? They’re the ones with all the signs saying how much God hates fags, soldiers, Jews, America, Muslims, Sweden and pretty much everyone you know. I don’t know how it happened, but I came to think of them as I was taking a crap. A lot of people seem to be very offended by them – some don’t even think of them as a legitimate religion – but as I was sitting there I realized that they really capture the essence of religion very well.
God hates fags
Now what is more offensive? Is it a) a Westboro Baptist Church sign saying that God hates fags, or is it b) the fact that religions have persecuted homosexuals for thousands of years, killing, maiming, imprisoning, torturing and just being their nastiest towards people because of a difference in sexual orientation? And hey, don’t pretend that it isn’t still happening. Religion has been so effective in its hatred that the hatred has been woven into the very fabric of society, justifying hate crimes across the globe.
God hates the troops
What is more offensive? Is it a) Westboro Baptist Church picketing the funerals of dead soldiers, or is it b) sending millions of people to their death in the name of God, encouraging the soldiers to pillage, rape and torture their way across the land before they meet their maker? If one takes religion seriously God seems to be on every side of every conflict since the dawn of man. This God character the preachers claim are blessing all troops must really hate everyone.
God hates Jews
What is more offensive? Is it a) Westboro Baptist Church making signs saying that Gods hate Jews, or is it b) the ongoing persecution of an entire people, where the Holocaust was nothing more than a logical outcome of thousands of years of systematic harassment? Even Jews must think that God hates them, seeing what a total dick he is being to them.
What is more offensive? Is it stating the obvious, or is it justifying all nasty shit that we do to each other with religion? Who is the actual problem here? Is it a) Westboro Baptist Church, or is it b) organized mainstream religion?
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