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God is so… what?!?

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I struggled with whether to share this video via my blog because frankly I don’t think ignorance like this should be acknowledged; however, this is exactly the kind of cancerous commentary I have been blogging about that is infecting religious and spiritual dialogue.  Make no mistake, tamtampamela is clearly not representative of the majority of Christians.  She’s in the same category as the Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells of our society.  In my opinion (and I’m sure many others would agree), these apocalyptic doomsayers have perverted and distorted an ideology that for all intents and purposes was founded on love, compassion and community spirit.  I hardly think that Jesus had this kind of message in mind when he was prophesying  to his disciples.  Further, I find it unfathomable that any G-d, or creator, would destroy and cause the suffering of thousands of innocent souls merely to prove some sort of divine point, despite what might be written into many religious myths/legends.  Clearly, the woman has a pretty skewed vision of God – made all the more dangerous by a self-righteous ideology that has little to do with love, compassion or community spirit.

I realize that attempting any type of dialogue with this breed of religious fundamentalist is pointless, but this kind of fanaticism is exactly what is fueling the poisonous discussions that perpetuate ignorance and misunderstanding among different religious/non-religious adherents.  These discussions often escalate into verbal assaults and in some cases violent attacks on the “other” group.

And one final comment – let’s not start labeling this as a problem with the religion itself.  This kind of hatred isn’t indicative of the religion, but rather of an ignorant human being who clearly has a distorted view of what it actually means to be human.   It certainly ruffles my feathers when I come across this kind of unenlightened discourse, but more than anything it makes me very sad that one person can be so callous toward the plight of fellow human beings in a time of great tragedy.  Using the events in Japan as propaganda for a holy war is just inhumane…

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UmotTE-VlY

 

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  1. mae
    August 14th, 2011 at 09:14 | #1

    Thanks, Doug for you comments! Enjoyed and appreciated! :)

  2. mae
    August 14th, 2011 at 09:12 | #2

    “Sorry Mae, do you mean like some Sacred Exception?”
    I don’t believe that religion itself is inherently good or bad – it’s how it’s interpreted and disseminated that gives it that label. In this case, tamtampamela touts her idea of Christian values; however, I highly doubt that many other Christians would deem her as part of their flock. In all likelihood they both follow the same scripture, but with very different interpretations. Who am I to say who is more Christian? What I can say is that the comments on this video did not come from a place of compassion. That’s pretty clear. If she wants to hide her hate and sadness behind her religion, then I’ll just have to strip away those layers to understand where the anger is coming from. For me, this has less to do with religion than it does the psychological imbalance of a young woman.

  3. Doug Smith
    July 30th, 2011 at 23:33 | #3

    Hee Hee,

    “Maybe, but Jesus has a Dad (Yahweh)”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naO7UTJu154&feature=related

    if you see my dad
    tell him my brothers
    all gone mad
    they’re beating on each other
    I walked around
    even tried to call
    got that funny feeling

    he’s not there
    at all…

  4. Doug Smith
    July 30th, 2011 at 23:08 | #4

    “I struggled with whether to share this video via my blog because frankly I don’t think ignorance like this should be acknowledged”

    No Mae, you should, because this type of insanity is more prevalent than you think.

    “I hardly think that Jesus had this kind of message in mind when he was prophesying to his disciples.”

    Maybe, but Jesus has a Dad (Yahweh), who “hasn’t changed”. Which brings me to my next point.

    “Further, I find it unfathomable that any G-d, or creator, would destroy and cause the suffering of thousands of innocent souls merely to prove some sort of divine point, despite what might be written into many religious myths/legends.”

    I assume you are playing “the OT (with all it’s nation wide, divine atrocities) is merely allegory/metaphor” card here. I’m still waiting for an evidence that Jesus ended *all that*.

    “These discussions often escalate into verbal assaults and in some cases violent attacks on the “other” group.”

    Like her attacks on atheists? She’s justified:

    Psalms 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

    But tamtampamela is talking about a *whole nation* cursed. Surely, she can’t be serious. But is it that crazy a thought? Let’s look at 2 well known “prayers”:

    “God keep our land glorious..” – O Canada

    “…and to the republic for which it stands, *one nation under God*..” – Pledge of Allegiance

    Finally,

    “And one final comment – let’s not start labeling this as a problem with the religion itself.”

    Sorry Mae, do you mean like some Sacred Exception?

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