Thursday, March 29, 2012

What the Heck?

Recently I have become somewhat more politically active. In thinking about this I have decided that, although part of it may be my age and the fact that I have experienced the best and the worst of years politically, most is due to the political climate at this time.

I have signed several petitions lately and written to several congressmen and state legislators. I think that is what riles me the most. I received a response from a US Senator signed, “God bless you”, an email from a state legislator signed “In God We Trust”. I found a card wishing me a “blessed day” in my mailbox, without any postage, signed by my postal carrier. I can’t go to the grocery store without being accosted by some “missionary” passing out religious leaflets and the clerk who checks me out wishing me a blessed day. What the heck? Do people have no decorum? What if I stood on the corner and passed out leaflets about atheism or made signs wishing everyone a secular day? How long before someone would call the cops and I would be removed from the property.

Be religious if you want, believe in fairytales, sky daddy and holy ghosts but please don’t bother me when I go about my day, please don’t try to bless my day, and most of all do not use my tax dollars to promote your religion.


rick b said...

I'm with you on this one interested.

When do you recall me ever saying to you, God bless you or have a blessed day?

My pastor teaches and I agree with him, do we really mean it when we say these things? Or is it one of just it is so engrained in use . But also he says he never just randomly says this because what if he does not want someone who rejects God, or a person that hates God, to have a blessed day.

What if he wants that person to remain in an unhappy state? So he never just says these things to anyone and everyone, and I agree.

Just because I claim to be a christian does not mean I will tell everyone, God bless you or be blessed. If they reject God, I wont wish them Gods blessings.

Interested said...

I know that you have always been respectful of my position and I really appreciate it.

Dr. Kold_Kadavr_flatliner, M.D. said...

God blessa youse -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL

rick b said...

Speaking of saying "Bless you"

Have you ever heard of an internet actor named Julian smith? Many of his videos are really funny.

He has one that is on the issue of saying "Bless you"

Here is a link to his site.

Then click on the video "Bless you"

After you watch that video type "Monsters are real" in the search engine of his site.

Monsters are real is my favorite video by him, it lasts 60 seconds and is very funny.