Wednesday, May 27, 2009

That Prop 8 vote...

I don't understand most hate. I'm just not the kind of person who wastes what I feel on such a non-productive emotion. I'm always slightly embarrassed for the person who goes off on some tirade that turns them red and livid and bordering on the edge of stroking out from it all. It seems so futile, so low on the list of ways to accomplish something or change an event or manifest what it is that eludes you so completely you must hate all those who keep it from you, justified or not.

I admit to a feeling of bewilderment, of not understanding what it is that people who object to same-sex marriage are objecting to. It seems simple to me. Two people discover they love each other and want to have a party where everyone comes and joins in the celebration of their love. It happens every day all over the world. Why does their being gay make a difference?

And yes, I've heard all the religion arguments and it's probably because of such self-serving interpretation of words written many years after the fact by those with their own agendas to push, that I am an Atheist. Religion has always fed on hate to perpetuate itself, especially in times when it felt threatened. And the last eight years of religious manipulation for political gain has probably created more Atheists than believers so the beast is threatened. And it strikes back to perpetuate itself.

But this time it has stepped on its own tail. Not only has the validity of the initiative process been validated, but so has the legality of voting in a specific agenda based on the small-minded and cruel beliefs of religious cults. This has opened a very wide door that will be shoved open with great force, exploited and trashed for points and counterpoints, and will eventually force a definition of who gets to decide how someone else lives--and why they should have that right over someone other group or individual.

Therefore to help speed up that process so we don't have to endure anymore religious crap wrapped around bundles of bigotry and hate and obscenely paraded as the word of god, I propose the following initiatives for the people of California to consider gathering signatures for and getting on the ballot and then turning out in huge numbers to vote for them:

1.  Make all marriages performed in churches illegal. If churches can decide which civil marriages are valid or invalid, then the people should have the same right to decide if church weddings are legal or illegal.

2.  Make divorce illegal. Force those who bleat about the sanctity of marriage to stay married to each other. No escape. For eternity. That means you, Mel Gibson and Newt and Rudy all the other hypocrites. No new bimbos. Marriage is, after all, sacred and we say so, therefore you must obey whether you agree or not. You must now go back to your original wives...forever. And ladies, you have to take them back because chances are you don't differ that much from them politically so you deserve them.

3. Any church that preaches politics, hatred, and intolerance immediately loses its tax-exempt status and must register as a PAC.

4. Before anyone can get married, a percentage of people based on the number that voted in the last election, get to vote on whether they can get married or not.

5. Make it mandatory that anyone who brings up the Bible as an excuse to justify their bigotry has to sit down and actually read it for themselves, every damn word, every damn page. No unholy intermediaries putting their political spin and manipulation on it.  And if they can't read? Well, then they'll just have to put off using the Bible as an excuse until they learn how.

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Truthsaver said...

Yet, you have such hate and venom for God. The church has a tax exempt status due to being non-profit, there are many non profit political organizations. Do you propose that they lose there tax exempt status.

No, you did not. You must be so red in the face with hate, they you spend your time attacking God and churches.

Some Crazy Bear said...

I don't hate and have venom for god because I can't hate something that does not exist. However, I do think people that follow this mythical being have used him/her/it as an excuse to do all sorts of evil. When you kill in the name of god, you're still a killer. And when you tell a gay person they can't get married, you're just a nosey old busy body. And when you use bits and pieces of your bible to justify hate and ignore the rest, you're picking fleas off a dog you've beat to death for your own purposes. Let's make an agreement that I can follow easily and you will have trouble with: don't tell me who I can marry, stay out of my bedroom, keep your hands off library books you have no intention of reading but others do, let me choose what I do with my body instead of thinking you have any right to do so, and please, quit flying airplanes into buildings just because your religion told you to do so. Oh sorry, wrong century. Your period of doing the same thing was called "The Crusades." Or was that the Salem Witch Trials? I get confused,but it's understandable when there's so many shameful examples to choose from throughout History.