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Great. Just great. - Unbeliever's Land
...The continuing chronicles...
Great. Just great.
Thanks a lot, James Jay Lee.

We have had an entire culture of religious terrorism:
  • Muslims bringing down the World Trade Center.
  • Christians bombing the Federal building in Oklahoma City.
  • Christians terrorizing abortion doctors and their patients.
  • Christians terrorizing black people... gay people... hispanic people...  generally equating "different" with "evil" -- and taking things unto themselves to remedy that evil.
Anywhere you look in the world, intolerance and hate generally have either a religious source, or at the very least, a religious justification.

And now here you go, a supposed liberal atheist, taking hostages in the Discovery Channel building, making demands, and getting yourself killed by a police sniper while apparently threatening one of the hostages.

Thanks a whole fucking lot.

Now at best, atheists lose the moral high ground.  And at worst (and it *WILL* be "at worst"), every right-wing and religious nut-job in the country will make damned sure we never hear the end of the "godless terrorists".  They already think that (liberals, atheists, Muslims, Obamacrats, take your pick) bombed the Deepwater Horizon to try and score political points.

Just you wait.  By the time the holiday weekend is over, this will be all anyone talks about.
  • Global Warming can't be real -- James Jay Lee believed in it, and he was a liberal atheist who took hostages.
  • The growing human population can't be a problem -- James Jay Lee believed in it, and he was a liberal atheist who took hostages.
  • War is a good thing -- after all, James Jay Lee was against war, and he was a liberal atheist who took hostages.
  • Liberal atheism must be evil -- after all, James Jay Lee was a liberal atheist who took hostages.
I think I'm going to crawl under a rock until after the elections... and if the right wing does as well as they pretend to expect, I may just stay there...

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amaebi From: amaebi Date: September 4th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, FWIW, logical people will know that the problem was humans, not atheists or liberals.

All sorts of things can be added as fuel to cruelty or derangement-- or to creation and generosity.
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