I opened my yahoo homepage today to see a beautiful article on the announcement of the birth of Elton John and his partner David Furnish’s new baby boy. I was so happy, so excited. That is until I started reading the comments below…. If you must see this for yourself…Hold on tight…It will rip your heart out.
Fuck… took my elation and buried like a bone. The hate, the pure ignorance, the…the…the… just brought tears to my eyes. JC… The baby was just born, on Christ’s birthday for God’s sake, and the hate is starting already. Of course most of it directed directly toward Elton and his partner, but what’s the difference? Hate is hate.
I mean, in just the last 24 hrs, 3,644 comments, way over 50%, if not MORE are pure hate and hypocrisy. I just couldn’t keep reading after the first 10 pages… From ‘bible thumpers’ to who knows what, are telling the world how they feel about this. It ain’t good. Nope, ain’t good at all.
I have NO problem whatsoever with people having their religious beliefs, but to spew those beliefs on a public forum, to behave the way they do, preaching his ‘word’ in ugly, nasty words. Well…hypocrisy at its finest. The very thing I was taught by ‘God’ NOT to do. Be kind to your neighbor, comes to mind. To love all others as you do yourself. Do not judge. Blah, blah, blah… Need I go on? For every so called ‘anti-homosexual’ passage in what I call, human infected words of God, the Bible, I promise you I can rebut it with two that prove it wrong.
To the ones that don’t actually post particularly religious comments, well, I don’t give a fuck, they got the hate from somewhere. I’m just saying………….
Look, I was born and raised a strict Catholic, although I no longer support organized religion, I will tell you this; my Mother still says her rosary every night before she sleeps and tucks them under her pillow, she believes. But even she thinks the bible has been misinterpreted to such a degree, by the input of humans, that the original meaning of God’s word has been lost, twisted, defaced by the willful need to take those words and selfishly manipulate them toward a personal agenda. Why in the hell are there so many versions of the Bible if this wasn’t the case? Huh? It’s easy to do. Just re-write it to suit your tastes, preach it, and low and behold, someone will follow, believe, and so the story goes……. Yeah….
I didn’t mean for this to go off on a religious tangent, but damn it all to hell. I just HAD to go back and read more of those comments. The loudest are saying the ‘Gay Agenda’ is being shoved down their throats. Well, GET THE FUCK OUT of MY mouth with YOUR agenda! What ever happened to ‘God loves all of his children?’
As I sit here with tears in my eyes, I just realized I want to thank all the haters out there. Yeah…I do. I want to thank them all for opening my eyes even further, for splitting my heart open at what mankind has become. Why? Because it just gave me a bit more resolve to step away from the ingrained beliefs that were inflicted, yes inflicted, on me growing up. I now will not carry the guilt of not having my children Baptized, not carry the guilt of never having set my childrens souls in an organized religions house of worship to be judged by the very people who perpetuate such hypocrisy, not carry the guilt of maybe somehow disappointing my Mother. Nope…I will not carry the guilt of poisoning my childrens mind with such hate.
As much as this article hurt me, I come out stronger, more firmly planted in MY beliefs now. I WILL live by the ten commandments, WILL teach my children the meaning of love and acceptance, give them the ability to overcome the haters by behaving respectfully toward them, but I’ll be damned if I will TELL them religion is ‘right’, damned if I tell them to accept what is now a humanized abomination of God’s ‘word.’ Nope…won’t do it.
And if I go to hell, if there even is such a place, so be it. I think I’ll have plenty of company. I’ll leave it up to my children to decide what’s best for them if and when they should need a different kind of guidance I can’t give them.
Yeah…let the hate begin. I’m waiting for it…and ya know what? I don’t give a flying fuck. Nope. I just love a good snarkfest. And I can do it with a smile on my face and my heart. I live what I believe. It’s a shame others don’t live by the ‘words’ they preach.
Bring it on…Imma in the mood.