Friday, April 01, 2011

Just a Thought: People Who Use God For Hate

I saw this on something called the Catholic News Agency--all the new that's fit for hate, I'm guessing. It's the story of how people in Colorado are using god as a weapon of hate, and smiling while they do so.

It seems that Colorado Catholics, and others in a coalition of hate, opposed to a civil unions bill, gathered on the steps of the Colorado statehouse to pray to god to stop gay people from being allowed, not to marry, but to civilly unite.

All the things wrong with the world--not to mention all the things wrong with the Catholic church....pedophiles--and these people want to pray to god--and before anyone gets wingnutty, I mean the little g--not to feed the poor, or heal the sick, or cure the dying, or save the planet, or help Japan, or stop the wars, but to keep Colorado lawmakers from enacting civil union legislation.

This is how they think god works?

Their god wants to keep gay men and women from being open and honest and out about their love for one another. Their god wants to keep gay men and women who fall in love from expressing that love? Their god doesn't believe in love?

No, for those "good"Christians, god says that marriage is between one man and one woman, or some version of that since it's changed dramatically since mortal men wrote the Bible, and then edited it down to what they wanted it to say, and called it the word of god.

I wonder why they think god has the time to waste on this nonsense. Why is their god a god who seeks to keep people who love one another, one of the greatest things we can ever do for each other, from being united in that love and that commitment?

I wonder why they think their god wants to waste her time this way.

See, what some lawmakers, and a great many people, in Colorado, want is quite simple. The legislation simply grants gay men and women the same legal benefits, protections, and responsibilities that are granted under the law to spouses. Not moral benefits, because morality is an individual thing; you cannot, or at least should try not to, legislate morality.

But these folks want their god to do some wild and crazy things; like keep gay couples from leaving their own property to their partner or loved ones, or anyone of their choosing; they use their god to keep gay couples from adding their partner, their spouse, their loved ones, to their insurance; they ask their god to keep gay people from visiting their partners in the hospitals, even in the cases of one partner dying.

They ask their god to hate gay people.

And then they smile about it.

If that's what they believe their god is up to, then they can have it.

The god, or being, or entity, that I believe in, is simply love. And she doesn't care whom you love, just that you love, and be loved in return. She isn't marching on state capitals trying to impose her iron will on others who believe differently. She isn't trying to legislate hate. She isn't working overtime to keep people who love one another apart.

She has better things to worry about.

And so should you.

And the folks who question the existence of a god, or being or entity, or deny the existence of a god, being, or entity, only want that same thing. To have us all treated equally.

Such a novel concept.

Now, to make matters worse, and to give these people who use god as a weapon of hate feel a tiny bit better in their cold stone hearts, the Colorado civil union bill was killed by a House committee.

And, before you get your rosary beads in a twist, it wasn't god who did this. It was Republicans. And if you think Republicans are god-like, or Christ-like, think again.

It's simple bigotry and intolerance and fear.

Not god.  She wouldn't do this to anyone.



Stan in NH said...

It's crazy what some people will do in the name of religion, faith, family values, God, god, or anyone/anything but admit that it's their own internal fears and prejudices that are at fault.

For those Bible-toters, they should actually read what the Bible says about the sanctity of marriage.
Watch Betty Bowers explain at

Tyler said...

"The God I believe in..."
So you just create your own god that suits you? Where did you come up with this god? That's a dangerous idea. Are you in the process of creating your own afterlife too? You use the word believe, but what you've done is CREATE God in YOUR image, making you a kind of god... A form of idolatry. Can I create my god too? Can we both be right?