Selasa, 21 Februari 2012

666 In His Sights

On January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama acknowledged a new faith to America in his inaugural speech.“For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers.”Hearing 'non-believers' took away my breath. Until 1961 Maryland banned atheists from holding public office. The Boy Scouts forbad membership to non-believers into the 90s. I had rejected God at age 8. My Scout Master was ignorant of my apostasy. I served as an altar boy to hide the godlessness in my heart. Atheism was considering a sect of Satanism by the nuns and priests of my schools and churches. We were doomed to an eternity of suffering in the minds of Fundamentalists. Given the chance the Bible Thumpers would burn me and my kind at the stake, but eradication of the unfaithful would not be a wham-bam-thank-you m'am feat. Conservative estimates calculated atheists to number approximately five million, the BBC put us at 9 million, while an ARIS report zoomed to 34 million. Vermont has the highest concentration on atheists and Mississippi wins the church-going gold medal with 63% of registered citizens attending Sunday services. I do my damnedest to convert more to humanism, but missionary work amongst the believers strains the imagination. Over 80% of Americans claim Christianity as their faith. 70% believe in the devil. The Fundamentalist accused Satanists murdering up to 50,000 people in the USA, even though only 50,000 citizens admit to Satanism. Most of the men are only in devil worship for the sex. That lust-filled rationale is unacceptable to GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and today he warned America of a clear and present danger."Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition."Satan has a face for Rick Santorum and his following, for over 14% of Americans think Obama is the Anti-Christ. 22% consider Mormonism a cult. His call to the Jesus Freaks has catapulted the ex-senator into the national limelight. Polls forecast a major victory in Michigan. Feeling the Lord Rick Santorum has declared jihad on the devil."Satan has his sights on the United States of America!"These words echo the sentiment from a previous speech in 2008."This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country - the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age? He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions." Bat shit crazy and let's not get him started on homosexuality.

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