Wow, neglect a blog and look what it produces! Hate(ish) mail! I'm so proud:
From: brenda mcmullen <email@example.com>
re: your web blogs
hello. i have a question if you have a few minutes to answer i'd be grateful. I happened to stumble across your blogs when i was looking for something else and somehow popped up on your jesus is funny section. one question please, how can someone be so filled with hate. as i read along it's almost like i can picture you doing all that with spit flying out of your mouth, eyes burning red, hair all askew, or something, like rumplestiltzkin so mad he dug ahole in the ground pounding his foot and ranting. what happened to you? how can anyone be so mad at GOD and christians?? I just never read anything so sad and heartbreaking. you seem consumed with hate. i hope your ok and try and remember GOD is love, not hate
thanks for your time
Thank you for your time, Brenda with a small b. Let me take the time to answer your questions...
how can someone be so filled with hate.
I know this is rhetorical, but I should say that I'm not filled with hate - I'm a pretty happy-go-lucky guy who gets really pissed off at the news with some regularity.
i can picture you doing all that with spit flying out of your mouth, eyes burning red, hair all askew, or something,
Nope, I'm pretty much bald. Here's a pic of me holding a chicken with my cute friend Christy:
You can't see the baldness, I know, but that's a pretty typical expression for you to imagine while I type about crummy virgin mary apparitions.
what happened to you?
Well I'm getting old, so lots has happened, but I assume you're asking what's happened to me regarding religion. Not much story to tell - I was raised in a liberal Catholic church, so I was pretty lucky in that department. No fire nor brimstones for me as a kid - mostly just stealthy anti-taxman republican messages I managed to get over. Then when I was a teenager my best friend's mom was a crazy - CRAZY - jesus freak who literally chanted prayers over me and tried to nag jesus into my heart. She stole our best, most sacrilegious stuff and buried it in her backyard...with more praying. Funny, funny stuff. Still is.
how can anyone be so mad at GOD and Christians??
Well really, I don't know how you're taking "mad" away from the jesus is funny file You should read about all the bad, evil things "Christians" do in the name of your god filed under jesus is not funny. Judgmental fuckers imposing their values on others...that makes me mad. Oh, and you might have gathered I'm an atheist, so I don't believe in any gods. Hard to be mad at something that's not there.
I know it's kind of mean to mock people and perhaps it can hurt your feelings, but I don't understand why Christians always assume it comes from a place of anger. Really, evangelical culture is so ripe for teasing - so ridiculous. Any guilt I have about the meanness is eased by the really quite rude imposition that is integral to evangelism. You love religion. I respect everyone's right to believe whatever whacked bs they want to. Sometimes I get into conspiracy theories (I am all over that Diebold shit), but if I get in your face about it - well, shame on me.
That's just my beef with Christians on an interpersonal level. Once I consider the evil repression foisted on our country (and me, personally, individually) by ballot-measure-happy Christian activists bent on banning my gay wedding (and taxing me for the benefits my company provides to my partner of 10 years who I cannot marry), well, all that guilt is gone. Christianity is a massive beast of freedom-limiting "values" and it's hurting our country and our way of life. Any puny pot shot I take is a-ok and if anything - not enough.