Jesus H. Christ, I'm pissed. I had just about given up on Christians altogether. (I'd given up on the religion years ago.)
Then Janie bumps into Amanda. We've read a bunch of the stuff she writes together, and I have to say, Amanda gives me hope. She's all about kindness, and fair play, and she doesn't let the Fundies think for her.
I'm really OK with that kind of Christian. It's the shiniest side of the whole religion. Amanda seems to exemplify the very best qualities of her faith.
But damned if she ain't getting a bunch of shit from some hate-mongering troll who just ain't happy that Amanda won't spew the hate. She won't bow down and get in line, and repeat the party mantra.
Well GOOD FOR AMANDA, I say.
That fucking douchebag "Weapon of Mass Instruction" (Wet Mush of Insanity, more like) needed taken down a peg.
Nothing like using the bible to humiliate a Pharisee.
So he's all like "wah. You're friends with atheists"
Amanda's all "well, would it kill us to be kind to everyone? We aren't going to impress anyone by stoning them."
He spouts off about rolling out the carpet for atheists and Amanda says Christians are SUPPOSED to roll out the carpet and be kind and friendly and y'know HUMAN.
So Janie goes over and says "My carpet is rolled out for you, Amanda, c'mon over anytime."
WOMI spits some crap: "There you go Amanda, you can add a homosexual to you list of friends.
Any converts yet?
Did not think so."
Amanda very sensibly says "I will gladly add a homosexual to my list of friends. Janie, you're welcome here anytime! And Musicguy, you are too." and then points out that WOMI isn't able to convert anyone and neither can she. She's talking about God doing the work, if I read that correctly.
WOMI. Oh, god, you just don't know how that went the fuck through me. It was all I could do to control my language on this nice girl's blog. It's this kind of scum that I despise for all the pain and hate and death they spread.
He's a disgusting piece of spooge, as we say.
Here's what I replied,
If you have a point, make it. Here's mine.
It's jerks like you, with nothing better to do than spread hate and fear, that reinforce the notion that Christians are idiots and fascists. Millions of people all over the world are dying of starvation, disease, and war, and your obsession is my bedroom.
Spewing the garbage fed to you by your little would-be-dictators while all the time pretending to honor your own holy man who would have had none of it makes you a two-faced, lying, ignorant, hypocrite.
You are the money changer in the temple, the Pharisee that your prophet found disgusting and abhorrent. Your own holy book says that Jesus threw your kind out on their collective asses.
You are the overtoothed televangelist Pharisee in the front row of the temple, declaring your humility loudly for all to hear and be impressed.
"And he spake this parable unto certain which truste in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying God be merciful unto me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted." - Luke 18:9-14
This story is all about you, WOMI. You are the Pharisee, singing your own praises.
Verily, I say unto your stupid butt, Amanda will go down unto her house justified, rather than your self-aggrandizing, self-righteous ass.
Amanda, I hope you will also count me among your blogoverse buddies.
And for the record, WOMI, neither my Love Janie, nor myself, have ANY sexual preference, one way or the other.
We're much more interested in a person's inside, than their reproductive organs. Funny that you should be so obsessed with such things.
[UPDATE: Janie posts her own smackdown]