Friday, December 12, 2008

Step by step

It wouldn't be Christmas if we didn't have the mindless, botox-faced zombies at Fox yelping about the insult to religion. Of course it wouldn't be a free country if we weren't allowed to express our objections to anything or were forced to make religious oaths and follow religious practices. Oh, wait a minute -- we are. It isn't; at least not yet.

Lyin' Bill says he expects "they" (Jews, Atheists, Muslims) will try next to remove the national holiday (what, he called it a holiday?) on the premise that we can't have a holiday based on religion. Of course we can have a holiday based on the fact that nobody would come to work anyway, but that's inconvenient to his scenario and it annoys him that in fact, nobody seems to object to a day off for any reason.

It's my constitutional right to insult your religion, I'm proud to say, and it's only fair since your religion in and of itself insults mine and several others. In fact I take offense at some aspect of every religion I've yet heard of. It's good to live in a free country.

Apparently the sense of relief at being newly out from under the bootheel of religious tyrants seems to be spreading. Newsweek has a very objective over story on the empty bigotry of the war against gay marriage; one that I think couldn't have got past the editors before the election. Keith Olbermann came out last night and condemed Lyin' Bill's comic opera about Christians under siege as the stepchild of xenophobia and anti-Sematism.

It's not as if freedom is breaking out all over, but I sense a weakening of the old guard; the passing of an old, worn out tyranny and again, I'm no longer ashamed to be proud of being an American: not because I think we're the best, but because we're not as ashamed to admit our faults and more likely to do something about it.

Merry Christmas.


betmo said...

i guess i don't see why their panties are in a wad. cmas is only one day a year- not the whole month of december. we have chanukah, eid, winter solstice and kwanzaa- so the so- called christians can kiss my heathen ass.

Buffalo said...

Seems to me the bible says something about blessing your enemy and forgiving them 70 X 70 and how it is a good thing to called to task for being a believer.

On the other hand, I feel no compulsion to mess with the religious. Christmas doesn't cause me angst because it is christmas. In god we trust on the money ain't a thing and I really don't give a crap if under god is in the pledge. It's all meaningless to me. I didn't tell my kid there wasn't a santa or tooth fairy and I see no reason to disavow the faithful.

At least until they mess with me.

Capt. Fogg said...

But they are messing with us. What they really want is a country free of dissent It's all only a tool to incite rage against unbelievers as a road to power outside the legal channels.

Chris said...

...the opiate of the masses...

Capt. Fogg said...

'fraid so.