I have decided to write this in light of all the recent tragedy and violence in the past month or so and the reactions – both beautiful and ignorant- of the public.
The way my natural reaction process goes when I witness instances of tragedy like this is at first I feel sadness, then anger, then disgust especially when the negative reactions are said and done in the name of God or religion.
For example, those religious zealots who claim that the reason for the recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy is because of “God’s anger” over the legalizing of homosexual marriage in some states.
My response to people who hold this belief is thus:
You are an idiot, you are close-minded, and your view of God is pathetic. If you honestly believe that God hates humans of a certain gender loving someone else of the same gender, I feel so sorry for you it brings me to tears. If you think your God hates anything or anyone, especially LOVE between two people I think you probably need to rethink your interpretation of most of your religious teachings.
As I have said here before, I am not a religious person, but I do believe in God and I do have my own set of moral structures. None of them include HATE of any sort. It’s a shame that so many supposed “believers” do include HATE of something or something as their belief structure.
Another example of unbelievable ignorance is anyone who believes that the reason why a gunman has gone into a school and killed 26 people is because prayer is not allowed in schools anymore is also delusional.
And don’t even get me started on those Westboro Baptist people. If they try to protest the funerals of anyone killed in that horrible tragedy, especially any of the children, they deserve anything they encounter. I hope that there are human walls blocking them, singing songs of peace and unity. And that their “message” falls on deaf ears.
I know that the best way to stop people with these hateful outlooks on life and its situations is to simply pay them no mind and to concentrate on the good in life and the good that I honestly do believe is still in humanity. I just had to get this out of my heart and mind and into written form. Sometimes that makes me come to terms with the morbidly incomprehensible.