Joined: Oct. 2009
I wasn't going to pile on here, since this thread is about Louis-baiting.*
But anyone who thinks the culture war is mostly on the internet is truly ignorant of the US and most of the rest of the world.
We have not one, but two potential presidential candidates who think that winning the culture war means the establishment of a US Theocracy where the rich are almighty and everyone else is a serf with no rights. Note that under Santorum (and probably Romney) all women, by definition, would be serfs.
We already live in a society where good things are shot down for political reasons and stupid things are promoted for both political and personal wealth reasons (of which we serfs aren't getting any).
We live in a society where a teacher burns a bunch of kids with a tesla coil, ignores directives from his superiors, and lies to the students he supposed to be teaching, but he's a martyr because he was religiously discriminated against.
I could go on and on about this.
Don't tell me the culture war is mostly on the internet. The culture war is right in front of you... you're just OK with the battles that are going on. I bet if an atheist rock band came to your kid's school and told the kids there was no heaven, no hell, this is all there is, you'd be pissed. But it's OK when a Christian band does it because you believe their message is the correct one.
Heck, it's not so much a culture war as simply a war for equality. Anything you can do, I get to do... unless I'm an atheist, or gay, or a woman, or a pagan, or anything that's not Christian.
You may not agree with all the things I've mentioned. You may not agree with the majority of things that are occurring in this culture war. But, very simply, you are giving you tacit approval by not standing up for equal rights and the truth.
Personally, I think of Christianity as a bunch of liars. Because the only Christians I hear talking are the ones that are liars. I don't hear the silent ranks of the majority of Christians who aren't liars. I don't hear any Catholic priests saying how wrong it is to hide a child molester. I don't hear Baptist ministers talking about how you shouldn't threaten gays with death. Again, I could go on and on.
I'm sorry, I have gone on and on. But the blind hypocrisy of the religious continually stuns me. Even when it's pointed out to them, they won't do anything about it.
Then they have the nerve to demand that everyone in this country behave exactly as they do. Actually, they are requiring that we behave exactly as they SAY to do, not as they actually DO. They decry birth control, yet have that prescription for viagra in their pocket.
Ok, I'm done. Back to Louis baiting.
* If you are really good at Louis-baiting... are you a Louis master-baiter?
Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.