Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Onward Xian Soldiers!

They never seem to grow up.

The ever-interesting Pharyngula has a report on a group of rather unpleasant fundies who are targeting Pagans.

"Repent or perish" is their message. They show up dressed in army fatigues, carrying bullhorns, with ghetto blasters blaring Christian music, and they write down license plate numbers and photograph people doing anything they disapprove of.

Because, hey, nothing would make me want to give up my own religion and join yours faster than seeing you act like complete, unmitigated assholes. Can you tell me again about that part where Jesus said, "Whosoever you intimidate and harass in my name, they also will I convert for your religion and arrange to have donate money to your church."

They are our American Mutawwa'in, petty tyrants of propriety with a bloated sense of their own importance. They are our self-righteous wanna-be oppressors.

To be fair, they hate the Masons, gay-friendly Episcopalians, and Unitarians ("Pagan and witchcraft headquarters for Amarillo. Pagan and witchcraft celebrations and rites are performed here"), too, not to mention shops that sell sex toys, and they include those and others on their "Warfare Map." Lots and lots of military images on their website,

It just can't be fun to live that way, can it? I just wish they'd go live like that somewhere else.

Picture found here.


Teacats said...

You would think that all that energy could be spent helping the poor or sick -- something that Jesus just MIGHT want his followers to do! What a waste! And scary -- these types of religious militants seem to be spreading .... I wonder when harrassment suits will start to appear ...

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

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left rev. said...

*deeeeep sigh*

I know that I do not speak for Christianity, and therefore any apology I might offer on my faith's behalf is essentially meaningless and patronizing.

May I just offer my personal sorrow that anyone is treated in this manner and my resolution to speak forcefully to this whenever and wherever I can?

Really....I just....urrgh.

*reeeeely deep sigh*

Anonymous said...

Well I know our local UU is trying to start a CUUPS group (covenant of Unitarian Universalism Pagans, wonder if we will make their war map once it is fully under way

donna said...

I admire the actual Christians who follow Christ's teaching. Praying in private behind closed doors, and not acting like the hypocrites in the temple that he threw out, and all that.

This kind of behavior is not Christianity. It is ignorance of what they profess to believe in.