I want to first say that this is NOT about the majority of black people I know. The majority that I actually know are people from all walks of life, I am talking about a specific phenomena that I see. Somehow the slave master's religion because a sign of being equal to a lot of black people in the U.S., despite the fact that the bible not only condones slavery but also gives instructions on how to keep and punish (beat) one's slaves. They seem to have found different religions that shunned them for centuries as a proving ground for their independence and freedom. They also found something to cling to while being treated like second class citizens and discriminated against for strength. Recently a neighbor lady, who happens to be a black woman, brought me a typing/editing job for a guy who is a friend of hers. He is not only Born Again, he is the supposed leader of a church of a type. This is what I have learned in the short time I have worked with this man. In reading what he gave me to write, I found that he is the most egotistical, illiterate (can't spell and talks in broken English he invented to make himself feel literate), conceited (thinks he is God's Gift To Women), backwards thinking man I have had the displeasure of knowing in a while. The problems are multiples and make me want to ask who the hell he thinks he is. The first thing is that I do NOT subscribe to the belief that men are the caretakers of women. Saying that he "kind of" has several families of children with several different women, all of which he took advantage of while they were young, doesn't excuse the fact that he doesn't know how to keep his d**k in his pants and tries to say it is all the fault of the devil or the women involved. I do not think a man who constantly cheats on his spouse or significant other is someone of virtue and deserves to be respected until he admits what he did was wrong and starts trying to be different. But he has FOUND JESUS, so everything he has done or is doing is acceptable even though he has to hire me to rewrite his memoirs of younger years, because he is too uneducated to do this himself and is too lazy to learn. He is also willfully ignorant and extremely immature, but thinks clinging to religion fixes all that. He is not afraid to do whatever it takes to make money (especially lying to himself) and usually seems to have lots of it, but talks about those things as if they are "the tools of the devil". When are Christians going to quit using the "Flip Wilson Defense" as a reason for everything they actually do? My feeling is, "If you are planning to do the same thing again tomorrow, are you really sorry for what you did yesterday?" Does you calling yourself a "man of God" really absolve you from your past if you haven't made some form of amends to the people you actually harmed? And when is the Christian community going to realize that calling yourself a blessed by Jesus type individual doesn't allow you to treat others with a lack of compassion for their problems?
What really amazed me is that this is a black man who thinks everyone voted for the president because he is black instead of actually admitting the option was John McCain and Sarah Palin, that both scared the hell out of anyone with a brain. With all the things that the United States is doing to move forwards, some people still want to cling to that bullshit. They can't admit that they nominated candidates that were the worst form of American to represent their parties. McCain openly admitted he was one of those people who needed someone to "help him" with his email and when asked a question, instead of answering, told us another, "My Friends," speech about Vietnam. Sarah Palin said some of the most ignorant, outlandish things one could pile in one sentence. Her Katie Couric interview finished her. When she answered, "I will have to get back to you on that", after making the stupidest WRONG remark during her whole campaign, as if it was a "take home" interview, I realized right then that if the world was on the verge of destruction and she was the one in charge, I didn't want to see the outcome.
When are conservatives going to realize that their ignorance doesn't stand up to someone else's knowledge? SAYING JESUS DOESN'T EXCUSE THAT.What part of that is so hard for them to understand? Why, after the Democratic party was accused of being un-American for not praising their savior, G.W. Bush, the guy whose administration got us into two wars that they still haven't admitted or apologized for on false pretenses and ruined the economy out of selfishness and greed, completely running on the Carl Rove type ego, are they now bitching and whining while the people with math skills and brains are fixing things?
NOT ALL of the people who have run as Republicans (it seems in order to go with their traditional family party instead of the classic beliefs of Republicans) have been ignorant candidates but Republican Voters seem to cling only to the worst, most ignorant ones who talk about God while making insane statements. When they have an intelligent candidate, such as John Huntsman, who made the mistake of saying that science and nature were real during the Republican Candidate Debates, their party shuns him in search for someone who talks about the bible instead of displaying knowledge.
This shows that the majority of conservatives would rather believe in Ancient Mythology from a religious book instead of realizing that it is a book of moral code analogies to give people an idea how to treat each other, not the law. Someday their ignorance will be the death of them. One at a time they are going to self destruct while taking a curious look at the problem and they will either change or die from shock. This is what I want to say to the majority of them.
RELIGION DOESN'T EXPLAIN OR EXCUSE ANYTHING THAT IS PROVABLE IN THE REAL WORLD.
PEOPLE LIKE MIKE HUCKABEE AND PAT ROBERTSON ARE WILLFULLY IGNORANT AND BLINDED BY EGO, MONEY, PROPERTY, AND PRESTIGE. THEY BOTH, AT LEAST, USED TO DO RELIGION AS A BUSINESS BECAUSE THEY LEARNED TO LIE TO YOU FOR A LIVING.
FOX NEWS IS LYING TO YOU, AND HAS FOUND YOUR WEAK SPOTS AND WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU IGNORANT AS LONG AS YOU VOTE FOR PEOPLE WHO WILL KEEP RUPERT MURDOCH FROM PAYING INCOME TAX THAT HE SHOULD AS HIS FAIR SHARE.
SAYING THAT YOU ARE SAVED BY JESUS, BATHED IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS, OR ANY OTHER ANALOGY FOR SAYING THAT EVERYTHING YOU DO IS EXCUSABLE(forgiven) IS BULLSHIT!
MATH AND SCIENCE ARE REAL. LEARN THEM, GROW UP, AND GET A REAL LIFE.
IF YOU KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING, YOU ARE GOING TO KEEP GETTING WHAT YOU ARE GETTING. MOVE ON.
THE DICTIONARY VERSION OF CONSERVATIVE IS: "...disposed to preserve existing conditions,institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change." IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT TO BE KNOWN AS?
So, conservative America, either grow up or be left behind because this nation is growing in a FORWARD DIRECTION and NOW, the majority of us are proud of it. There, I said it.
And those of you who want to secede (...to withdraw formally from an alliance,federation, or association, as from a politicalunion, a religious organization, etc.) from the union, even though you have shown that you don't even know how to spell the word, PLEASE GO, we won't miss you in the least.