Assumption of moral superiority…

The following was written on the Huffington Post website. It was written in response to the acceleration to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Godls wrote:
The Constitution is a wonderful guideline for self-government by Christian people, but as soon as you allow non-Christians and liberals and socialists get their hands on it, they will try to use it to undermine the moral foundation of our society and that’s what’s been happening.
God is love.

This kind of ignorance infuriates me and I often wonder just who the hell these people think they are! Religion for them is a hammer supposedly wrapped in a velvet glove and you can just hear the assumption of moral superiority in the tone of the writing. To top it off, this person throws in “God is love” like just saying that gives them a moral gravitas greater than my own. Really? Well, I like to use facts and logic to go along with my assumptions. Here was my response:

I wrote:
God is also suppose to be the only judge, but you seemed to have usurped his position on that quite well. AND if you did your homework, you would see what the founding father’s REALLY thought of religion. Here’s a hint: they weren’t fond of it at all!

“This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it!” John Adams
“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches!” Benjamin Franklin.

Judgmental “Christian” people like yourself, have totally corrupted what the constitution was really about. You’ve used your numbers and the blatant bastardization of your own religion to force the constitution into your idea of a moral foundation for society. What’s really shameful is that you assume your morality is the superior one and that’s not a very “Christian” way of thinking.

I obviously hit a nerve with some people as I gained several new fans and was marked as a favorite. I don’t hate religion. I see the value in it sometimes. What I hate is being forced to be part of religion when it is not my choice. You can follow any deity you choose, but if I choose not to follow one, why do you turn up your nose at my choice? Why do you think your choice is better than mine? It’s not.

It’s just a different choice.

Don’t ask me to respect yours if you choose never to respect mine.


~ by wastedlife40 on May 27, 2010.

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