I don’t have much faith in anything these days, but I know the world is going to hell in a hand basket (metaphorically at least). It’s no secret I have no love for fundamentalists, but it blows my mind clean out the back of my skull to find out that other religious authorities have no use for fundamentalism either. Funny and amazing how this is coming out of a Carmelite/Notre Dame order. Rock on, sister.
It takes a nun to speak profoundly and truthfully about the state of modern religion. Quick disclaimer: I don’t have any real faith, but I also don’t have any real fear of God either. It’s like the end of Angels In America: if God does return, after leaving us to suffer for a century, we should sue the bastard. Sue the bastard for walking out. How dare He?
True dat. It’s at 2:00 in. Worth thinking about.
Fundamentalists and TEA party idiots want to drag us backward to a time when we had a literal interpretation of the Bible and follow it as though life itself depended on it. What’s sad is that not even ancient scholars thought religious texts were the definitive authorities on society, biology or ethics. After centuries of trying to advance, people are now in hysterics because we’re falling prey to the evils of modern technology, science and historical accuracy.
This can’t be the fight of rationalists and humanists alone. There has to be others willing to help the poor and disadvantaged in the country, or at the very least put out a fire burning somebody’s house to the ground. Yes, once again it’s the Christians, Rethuglicans, Fundamentalists, and Corporate Apologists saying that it’s perfectly okay to condone human suffering just so long as the rich get richer and the powerful stay that way. The rest of us can go back to the hell created for us by assholes touting the values of a “good Christian society and ‘family values’.”
Fundamentalism is the fear God. It’s the fear of truth, the fear of humanity and the fear of not being able to live up to your own ideals. It’s the false sense of moral superiority that comes from knowing you’re always right and there’s no room for disagreement or negotiation. It’s taking delight in the suffering of others and smugly declaring the victim deserves what he or she gets. This is the good and holy world where the victims have the good fortune of answering for their “crimes” and getting the divine suffering they so richly deserve.
Fuck you, asshole. I hope the next time it’s you stuck in a burning building and we’re all too busy praying to be bothered with getting your ignorant ass out.