Monday, August 11, 2014

...the sane

Somehow the tragic death of Robin Williams was just one drop of water too much for me.  

I don't usually rant. At least not out loud.

But sometimes I get so pissed off that I don't have a choice. Well, I really do have a choice but at this point I don't want to choose the other option. 

I refuse to be silent.
  • We live in a world where people are becoming increasingly intolerant of everyone else.
  • We live in a world that believes women should be seen and not heard.
  • We live in a world where it's okay to divorce your cancer-ridden wife and marry your mistress, and still believe that same-sex marriage is a threat to the "sanctity of marriage"
  • We live in a world where people care more about the treatment of animals than they do about the treatment of people.
We live in a world that is, quite frankly, going insane.

And I'm sorry if it seems that I am ragging on religions. I am actually ragging on the zealots,  fanatics which can be found in every religion or in any system of beliefs.

  • To the zealots in the religious right: Try reading the first four books of your New Testament. Read what your Lord and Savior said, especially Luke 6:37, then tell me how you justify the way you conduct yourselves.

  • To the Congress people who thought giving a Bible to every member of Congress was somehow a good idea: The Bible, the Quran, the Torah, the writings of Confucius, and the like do not belong in our legislative chambers.  

  • To the pastor who canceled a funeral, with less than 24 hours notice, because the deceased was gay: Where is your mercy? Where is your compassion? How can you be a pastor and have neither?

  • To those who criticize Israel: Hamas is not a government to negotiate with. Hamas does not care about the Palestinian people. Hamas is a terrorist group, bent on destroying Israel. Hamas uses people as shields because they know you will criticize Israel for harming civilians.  How does it feel to be a tool of terrorists? 

  • To everyone else: To remain silent is to be complicit. Let your voice be heard, whether it is at the ballot box or the coffee house; whether it's deciding where to spend your money or where to spend your time. 

Do something!

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