I always get a chuckle from the indignation of bible-thumpers who take exception to my outspoken support of the notion that churches should have their tax-exempt status revoked.
They almost always find it necessary to resort to personal attacks and insults in expressing their opposition to that opinion of mine. Interestingly, so far they have all been Christians who identify with the deep south, for some reason.
Typically their rants will include some commentary about how their particular flavor of organized religion is superior to some other forms of organized religion, and so I should heed their advice or burn in hell, etc.
They always end their unsolicited rants with how they are going to pray for me, when they should be praying for all the alter-boys those hypocrites have sodomized.
They're never staisfied to make their case in one comment, preferring instead to copy and paste the same exact rant multiple times which telegraphs the level of their anger & frustrations. That's funny too.
Here is an indisputable, undeniable, documentable FACT which none has ever been willing to directly address:
Organized religion is directly responsible for more death and destruction over the history of mankind than all other causes combined. Go ahead, try making excuses and denials of that fact all you want, I'll enjoy the laugh.
Almost without fail they will include the misguided and misinformed historical reference to how this country was founded as a Christian nation and how all the founding fathers were religious, practically saints; priests at the very least. All of which has been debunked a million times over, but they remain in denial. Their confusion can be forgiven because their instruction manual is seriously flawed.
Their rants usually make reference to two documents that few have actually ever fully read, or properly interpreted, the US Constitution and the Bible. None of their rants convey an accurate interpretation or respect for the separation of church & state.
The most recent nonsensical rant this blog received accused "Media Matters" of being an extension of the Government which it is not. Of course, these Conservative whack-jobs always express their very un-Christian-like and hypocritical hatred for all things Government-related. Apparently their charter school curriculum didn't include Civics class so that they could understand that We-The-People ARE the governmnet, either that or they suffer from a ton of self-hatred.
Again, as a long time, taxpaying citizen of this country, I would support revoking the tax exempt status of all churches. There, I've said it again ... sue-me!
I am perfectly happy to continune to share that opinion with my elected representatives at all levels of government, as well as to write and voice the opinion where ever I like, as long as I like, fully exercising my first amendment right to do so, with no regard to the small and weak minded commenters who would attempt to inhibit.
No one will shout me down or otherwise inhibit me from continuing to express this opinion ... ain't gonna happen. If anything, whining and complaining only encourages me to escalate. Newsflash to those who don't understand that being 'resolute' about something is not the same as being angry about something, but nice try.
"Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one". --A. J. Liebling
(I own this Blog, GET-IT?)
I am not going to provide any additional venue for bible-thumpers here. Try your pulpits instead.
I'll close with this: Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends. And when the nation needs an enema the nozzle will be placed in through Texas. ;-)