13th September 2012

“You've confused a 'war on your religion' with 'not always getting everything you want.' America isn't Nazi Germany. And the secret police aren't coming for ya. Hell, the IRS isn't even coming for ya. This government 'hates' religious organizations so much, it lets them keep $100 billion a year in offerings tax-free. Persecute my ass like that!”

Jon Stewart

5 Responses to “13th September 2012”

  1. Panzerbjørn Says:

    I would have considerably less against organised churches if they at least paid taxes on their holdings and income…

  2. Coolbeans Says:

    Even if we gave the Christian Right everything they cried “Martyrdom!” over, they would find new and equally stupid “wars” to be victims of. Victimization is what holds that faith together. They must remain defensive, giving them the ability to persecute while crying, “Look what we must sacrifice for our Faith! God will reward us in the life to come!” They remain in a pre-Constantine mindset for a good reason. And it works. Scary.

  3. Jeff Says:

    Sinjin,

    From yesterday, you are absolutely correct, it must have been an attack of the brain fog. Anybody know where I can find Meg Ryan, a good sailing sloop, and an active volcano?

    When they’re willing to get their propaganda off my money, remove their offensive oaths from my government offices, give up funding for their religious schools support systems, and start paying their property taxes, I’ll consider their claims of victimization (and still laugh…)

  4. Kittie Aldakkour Says:

    I don’t always agree with their positions on certain things, but I find myself tuning in to Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert as they are clever, funny and entertaining.

    This place is the only place I can have any kind of conversation that doesn’t end with some sappy story about someone’s kid who is sooooo blessed because they love Jesus, or wanted to know what god looks like or wrote a jesus essay (the one that beat my kid’s essay) I usually have nothing to say when they are all swapping stories about how successful the religious brainwashing is coming along… Where I live I am either dealing with Jesus (haysus) or Jesus… both want my money for their cause.

  5. Jeff Says:

    Just up from my other QOTD:

    Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.

    Friedrich Nietzsche

    How true it is….