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Whited Sepulchre Christians Advocate Killing Atheists

August 3, 2011
World Trade Centre Cross

Cross erected from girders at World Trade Center

The Joe.My.God. blog has put up a screen capture of comments posted by good fundie Christians, apparently on a Fox News page. These are comments responding to a law suit by the American Atheists organization against the putting up of a Christian cross monument at the World Trade Centre. As Dave Silverman , the American Atheists representative said in an explanation in The Guardian:

…the Christian community rallied around a T-joint they found in the rubble and secured what is, in effect, a sole representation in the memorial, for itself, to the exclusion of all other religions and philosophies. This is unfair to the hundreds of secular people who died on 9/11, as well as the hundreds more non-Christian theistic victims. We all deserve equal representation.

In other words, this law suit is contradicting the Christians essentially claiming that 9/11 was an attack on them, and that they — not people of other faiths or atheists who also died in the attack — were the sole victims, or at least the only victims who actually matter. (They could easily fix this by supporting a memorial with religious symbols from the faiths of all the people who died on 9/11, plus some kind of symbol representing the non-faithed people — but you can just imagine how eagerly they’d support that idea, can’t you?)

So what is the reaction of good fundie Christians to this attempt to deny them their sole, breastbeating victimhood, or to make them admit that people of other faiths or even no faith at all suffered too? Check the blog post: Fox News Christians: Kill All Atheists.

(You can see an enlarged view of the chart displayed at the blog on this page: DIRECT THREATS OF RAPE AND MURDER FROM FOX NEWS VIEWERS IN RESPONSE TO AMERICAN ATHEISTS, INC., SUIT AGAINST WORLD TRADE CENTER CHRISTIAN CROSS MONUMENT.)

Sample comments, by God’s saints who feel free (and encouraged by the agitation of Fox News) to make outright threats while using their real names:

Michael Perri – can we start killing them now? few groups are filled with more hatred than athiests (sic)

Bob O’Connell – Shoot them. Shoot to kill. … They’re atheists so it won’t matter if you kill them.

Sindy Clock – I love Jesus, and the cross and if you don’t, I hope someone rapes you!

And the Bible says:

Jesus wept. (John 11:35)

And Jesus says:

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do not even the publicans so? (Matthew 5:43-47)

Oh, what atrocities people commit who so fervently “love Jesus, and the cross” or “serve Allah” or “revere Rama” and on and on ad nauseam. All fundamentalists. And all identical, one in spirit with each other. Their hate is pure, and righteous, and God is on their side so it “doesn’t matter” what horrors they do to their mirror images on the “other side.”

Jesus wept.

And Jesus Wept

(Later note: By coincidence, this article appeared in Raw Story today. Poll: Muslims, atheists most likely to reject violence. Kind of goes hand-in-hand, doesn’t it?)

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2011 1:30 pm

    Actually, they are acting in perfect accord with their faith:

    They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)

    • August 3, 2011 2:58 pm

      Indeed. And many fundies — the Dominionists in particular — are honest enough to admit that they try to follow the entire Bible — including the Old Testament, in which children are stoned to death for sassing their parents. But I think the majority would still say that Jesus, in fulfilling the prophecies and turning Christians into God’s Chosen (instead of the nation of Israel, though that’s disputed in some sects as well), also fulfilled all the laws. That’s why, for example, Christians are no longer required to sacrifice animals in a temple every day or so. And Christians can eat pork. Etcetera.

      They’re very picky and choosy about which parts of the Old Testament they decide are still in effect.

      But one thing they all agree on — supposedly — is that Jesus, you know, who is God and the Messiah, supposedly gets the last word. And for the most part, his words are the last thing they ever follow. And he’d be the first person all these Fox Christians would “shoot to kill” if he came to them and rebuked them.

  2. mark1147 permalink
    August 3, 2011 8:16 pm

    Thanks for the link to the screengrab. One of the milder comments (urging merely an expulsion of unbelievers from the USA) also said that atheists “have taken enough of my rights away.”

    Like the right to be considered the Best or Realest American because your religion is The Right One?

    These commenters sure have a twisted view of who’s got what kind of rights here. I suppose the commenter I quoted above is to be applauded for not urging fatal violence like the others, but they all seem to think it their bounden duty to be their Lord’s avenging angels.

    What I’d like to know is just how and when their Lord tapped them for the job — and how, exactly, they think that their personal experience somehow overrides the requirements of fundamental laws enacted with the consent of the whole people.

    And whether they’ve ever heard or understood the phrase “vox populi, vox dei” (the voice of the people is the voice of God).

    • August 4, 2011 9:20 am

      Oh, that latter they’d certainly regard as blasphemy. Democracy is just fine as long as people make the “right” choices in elections. When they make the “wrong” ones, it’s bad. In other words, they don’t believe in democracy at all. That’s a buzz word they use for “America as we perceive it, as God’s messenger and Big Stick in the rest of the world.” Their “freedom and liberty” only applies to themselves, and not to anyone who believes in different deities.

      In America, you’re perfectly free to choose to be a Christian and stomp on those who aren’t. And to regard anyone else who is granted rights in your country as “denying you your own rights.” Nobody has any “rights” except to be a fundie Christian. Everyone else deserves persecution and “shoot to kill.”

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