I hate it when people's kids are murdered and they DON'T SHUT UP ABOUT IT!!
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
What a lovely human being.
In all seriousness, I think the worst problem with conservative politics is a complete and total lack of empathy. They simply cannot comprehend anybody else's problems or motivations but their own.
I tend to think that religion is never the real reason for crazy behavior, merely the excuse they use. I could be wrong, though.
"it was at least commonly understood that the poor are to be pitied.."
Made especially clear by the church's recent attempts to leash up the nuns. The NUNS--the only part of the church left that actually gives a fuck about the poor and sick.
Of course religion makes people do terrible things.
If your child was sick, would you take them to the doctor? If the doctor told you your child needed chemotherapy, would you give it to them?
The difference between that and paying a guy your last dime to hammer nails into your child's head has nothing to do with your morality as a parent. It has everything to do with whether or not the soul is a real thing, and whether or not hammering nails into your child's skull is the only way to save it and by extension, your child. Those beliefs are religion. Religion turns good people into monsters.
It's an easy mistake to make in America, because despite all the people talking about how Christian they are nobody believes a fucking word of it. A pretty good way to measure how many actual believers there are is to look at how many people are traveling to states like Texas to murder baptized infants so they can get the death penalty. I haven't even heard people speak positively about Andrea Yates. She risked hell to save her children. While what she did was technically wrong, it's wrong in the same way that it was wrong when that kid in Schindler's list blamed the guy the guards just shot for a theft.
Any real Christian would consider her a hero, unless they didn't really believe that she sent those kids to a magical paradise at great risk to herself.
Any ideology used to indoctrinate the impressionable is going to end up dangerous. I am loathe to single out religion, nor do I believe that indoctrination is inevitable, though I certainly won't deny it is often used that way.
The Andrea Yates thing is a little off because it assumes we know the criteria by which people are chosen for heaven or hell, and that killing children assures them a place in heaven. A clearer example would be the response to abortion: if abortion really is a modern day Holocaust, then that demands meaningful action. If you're into the Book of Matthew you'll support sex ed classes and hand out condoms to people. If you're into Revelation you'll buy a white horse and go around shooting abortion doctors. If you do neither, you're a god damned liar. (And if you believe that children automatically go to heaven, then you'll be in favor of mandatory abortions, at least before the 54th trimester.)
Correction - it's not a matter of a complete lack of empathy - that would at least be somewhat respectable.
It's that despite their empathy, they're still rigidly attached to the concepts of social hierarchies, and their allowance of those hierarchies to supersede all other concerns, including their ability to empathize.
Okay, I'm done typing for the night. That was nearly illegible.
Gmork never mentioned that he hosted a radio show.
Hey okay you guys enjoy the remainder of your weekend.
haha wow you're dumb
1 (one) gmork, otherwise totally liberal in all views, shows opposition to gun control laws (that aren't relevant to the guns that caused this knee-jerk reaction to begin with) and suddenly now i'm BARACK OBAMA HUSSEIN LIMBAUGH HITLER THE THIRD
ask me my opinion on abortions, gay marriage, alternative fuel sources, etc
or just go into any random gun-related video and say "gmork blah blah blah". that's got to be the laziest and least consistent character assasination plot i've been involved with, and boy have I been involved with a few! whoops maybe I shouldnt have said that!
On the one hand it was about the laziest comment you could possibly make. On the other hand it got Gmork babbling about character assassination of fucking poeTV.
If we can't reduce each other to lazy caricatures for a couple of cheap laughs, then you may as well just shoot me right now with one of your thirty-nine guns.
but I don't own a firearm
also it's not a successful troll if I respond flippantly and unflapped!
oh, gross, is that what horrible internet people actually think?
CHARACTER ASSASSINATION PLOT
dont forget the LAZY part!
|Jet Bin Fever |
Because having an assault rifle is a LIBERTY more valuable than your children still being alive.
A radio DJ losing the privilege to purchase guns without a background check is definitely a greater tragedy than losing a 6 year old child to a school murder ambush. Without question.
"Welp, since you like guns you're NOW A REPUBLICAN!"
I'm sorry, I had no idea this very niche interest had to encompass and corrupt the rest of my worldview, and alter it so! Disregard the fact I don't own a gun, and ignore the fact i'm not someone who fantasizes about conceal-and-carry hero bullshit. Disregard the fact that every single stupid thing you've assumed about me is wrong, with the exception of my beard.
The fact I ever said anything in support of not destroying all guns in the world now makes me rush limbaugh beck hitler. You guys are usually better about choosing people who actually support the values you project onto them.
Which version of Gmork is the angry one? The one that uses capitalization or the one that doesn't?
Shouldn't you be out there somewhere banning Gay Marriage?
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