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Monday, February 21, 2011

In The Name Of The Father

  I have fielded some rather controversial comments in replies to postings of late. Whilst some have been so graphic I haven't published them, others published have displayed serious intolerance. And many by a specific individual whom I won't name have struck me.

This fellow wrote several posts stating that atheism is a result of moral decline and that salvation is only there if I return to Christ. (These Christ references confuse me as the person has known me my entire life and should know that I have never been Christian.) Anywho, back to the Jesus stuff. This dude was really upset at me for not being a Christian so we decided to leave it there. And then he made a bunch of comments about Islam being of the devil and wanting to kill as many of the "worthless fucks" as he could. Etcetera.

I have brought you stories about Christian extremism before. Racism, sexism, and even murder in the name of God are not new concepts; with the promulgation of Christianity in Africa has come acts of hatred in the name of God. Western media has focused on Uganda's Kill The Gays bill, which originated with a white preacher in Massachusetts, but the fact remains that in every African nation that is predominantly Christian, evangelicals have used disgusting imagery to institute laws mandating incarceration of gays. And this is just the beginning.

Evangelicals have done a fantastic job at spreading their most divisive and literal Biblical ridiculousness across a fair chunk of Africa. Don't think for a second that you really thought all those Ethiopian kids were going to get your food and medicine donations without giving something up. What they gave up were their religions. When Jews were airlifted out of there (yes bigots, there are black African Jews) they told tales of religious conversions for food. And we have Pat Robertson, who made billions off of preaching that good old Christians should give, using donations to make more money off of using slave labour at his African diamond mines and lend financial support to terrorists.

But even if forced religious conversions, bullying, enslavement, support of Islamofascists, promoting executions of gays, and embezzling billions of dollars in aid weren't bad enough, there is this.

What you are about to see is real. It is happening all over the nation my doctor hails from (Nigeria) and other African countries. This is a nation that is wired in and even agricultural towns are peppered with cafes linking folks to the outside world. You'd think they'd know better, but they are afraid of the preachers because the Bible calls for the death of anyone who questions what is going on. These people are the victims of Evangelical Christians, and many are children.

Doing this to people in the name of a god is evil regardless of the name you call that god.

Deut 17:12 - Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge  or of the priest who represents the Lord your God shall be put to death. 

Matt 10:34- Jesus said" Do not think that I came to bring peace upon the Earth.; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's enemies will be the members of his household.


  1. that's fucked up bro. Do you really need to show disturbing images to get your point across? is that your game?

  2. At times the only thing that works is seeing it in black n white.
    Thank u Mika,u speak 4 most of us n we let u!!


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