Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another Reason I’m An Atheist

Because I don’t want to be even vaguely associated with the sort of religious bigotry being spouted by former LDS Bishop Utah Senator Chris Butters . He boasted ‘I've killed every one they've brought for eight years” after a civil rights bill for gay and transgendered Utahans was killed in committee. Then the hateful thug went on to say ‘It's the beginning of the end, Oh, it's worse than that. Sure. Sodom and Gomorrah was localized. This is worldwide.’ He also likened us to Muslim radicals and dubbed same-sex relationships ‘abominations.’ What a wonderful human being, a true paragon of religious virtue. Hateful, bigoted and ignorant but also typical of many in church leadership positions in all religions who justify their prejudice with their religion.

1 comment:

jaysays.com said...

Wow. See, I find that I'm an atheist because I don't like other people telling me how to believe in the things I believe in. To "believe in God" (or at least to make other people believe you believe in God) one must do things that I don't want to do - like believe in segregation, deny women their rights, and more recently hate gays. Well, I happen to disagree with segregation, adore women's lib and I REALLY love the gays - especially my gay lover...

I'm really enjoying your posts. Thanks for the effort!