RAGE! (What I want to say but won't on FB)

I really hate having to bite my tongue.... but COME ON!!!!!!!

I found this delightful picture on my Facebook Newsfeed, along with other peoples comments on Muslims, both Radical and Moderate...and I'm sitting there with a couple of thoughts that I want to express, but feel like the cost is more than the benefit. 

1.) Did the author of this motherfecking picture know that it's the same God? Islam and Christianity are both faiths branched off of Judaism. C'mon! At least know some frakkin' history! 

2.) A lot of people don't know what's in their own book... the bible also punishes rape victims, is cool with selling your daughters, and wants to you to make sure no one who doesn't believe in THEIR God is involved in their lives whatsoever. It's not like the bible is a kindly book, it isn't. 

3.) Maybe Christians should take a look at what happened the Middle East, once the center of knowledge and learning, and then understand that conservative Christians could do the same to the U.S. Considering how adaptability has influenced my country, the fact that there are people telling us to grind to a stop because they're mildly offended by things that aren't any of their business. Considering Christianities mission to continue to treat same sex couples as some sort of 2nd class citizens, considering what's written in their own book....gaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. *melts down*

I know it shouldn't be annoying, but it is. Mostly because a lot of the time it doesn't feel like it's worth the time or effort to deal with the reactions to my response, but I want to respond. 

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2013 at 12:26am

Brandi, I could not disagree with you more. Religion is the cause of all this suffering, torture, bigotry, dysfunction. Just look at the principles: They claim some energy created Earth 6,000 +- years ago, and made the elements in an order that makes no sense to sensible people. Man was made from dust and woman from man's rib, their delusions include their spirit giving birth to a human through a virgin and he became a sacrificial lamb for mankind, who were denounced by their maker for being who they were. (Shades of Mary Shelley's Frankenstei). His blood is supposed to save us from our sins. Excuse me! "our sins! Outrageous. And now religious people kill each other over whose god is greater, torture women and use them as chattel. Sacrifice young girls to old men for their pleasure and crucify women for being women. 

My gosh! how more corrupt, insane, evil can their stories get? 

The men and women who can see the delusions and denials can see beyond the traditions of 6,000 years ago and the Bronze Age sheep herders who destroyed the feminine energy of the Neolithic age and took control and created the notion of dominion over all that swims, crawls and flies. Religion is an institution of men and women who use fear to control and offer promises of some delusional heaven for following orders. No thank you. I refute all claims of religion.

Human beings are fully capable of having morals, of recognizing their bodies provide the information needed to be fully human, and our brain capacity takes us to a whole new level of being. We can stop warring. We can start empowering people to flourish ... and we all flourish. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2013 at 12:12am

Of course it should be annoying. It is worth the time and effort to deal with such insanity. You will be criticized, ostracized, called names, trivialized, discounted, demonized! So what? What you write must be said, loudly, clearly, concretely, and often. Being silent never solved these problems and never will. You have the wisdom, courage and compassion to speak your truth. 

Comment by Rachel Riley on May 24, 2013 at 11:48pm

They're 13, 11, 6, and 1, but they don't think I'm evil. I don't think they even know I'm an Atheist because I follow a strict rule of never discussing religion with children that aren't my own. I told my friend that it's her right as a parent as long as she isn't using religion to be abusive. Patience and compromise is the best way I can handle the situation, and it's something that has to be done in life sometimes.

Comment by Kris Leeds on May 23, 2013 at 4:29pm
That is unfortunate, but in this instance, you may well ve doing the right thing I don't know how old your nieces are, but I've found out the hard way that if a child's been indoctrinated soon enough, they automatically think you're evil if you don't agree with mommy and daddy. My advice, for what it's worth: patience.
Comment by Rachel Riley on May 21, 2013 at 5:50pm

Kris, it's mostly for peacekeeping. I'm quite comfortable with stirring up trouble on Facebook, it's just the possibility of losing my best friend and my nieces that I'm not comfortable with. 

Comment by Kris Leeds on May 21, 2013 at 12:05pm
Is your issue a matter of your own comfort, or peacekeeping? I too have issues with replying in certain circumstances, but for me, that's a matter of not having the will to engage some of these twits. Administering medicine top the dead and all that.
Comment by tom sarbeck on May 19, 2013 at 11:09pm

Rachel, your desire to reply is a compelling reason for replying, especially if you can express your anger at someone more powerful than you.


Because, as we who are in serious politics know, if the more powerful person's response to you doesn't destroy you, it will make you stronger.

You won't become a stronger player, at any sport you name, by competing with lesser players. Therefore, don't waste your energy by expressing your anger at someone less powerful.

Comment by Rachel Riley on May 19, 2013 at 7:03pm

Kris, I would if it were that simple however I've had an...issue... where I don't feel comfortable with replying on FB. It sucks and all that, but yeah.... 

Comment by Kris Leeds on May 19, 2013 at 3:46am
Don't bite your tongue. Drop some knowledge on these goofy bastards. I agree with Loren. Call people on their bullshit.

"All that is necessary for evil to thrive is for good men to do nothing."
Comment by Loren Miller on May 18, 2013 at 6:35pm

Maybe this is throwing gasoline on the fire but:

Frankly, BOTH religions are guilty of treating women as second-class citizens.  One of them is just more outre' about it, at least in some places.

I've said this many times, and I see no point in stopping now: when we see religionists behaving like this, CALL THEM ON IT.  Don't let their bigotry and chauvinism go unanswered.  On top of that, empowering women is the key to energizing society and reducing poverty, if not eliminating it altogether.

If some limp-dick believers don't like that, that's their tough luck.



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