Friday, January 21, 2005

What the Fuck is Wrong with People?

And what the fuck is wrong with me?

I was searching through furniture companies, looking at bookcases, trying to decide if shelling out $200 on a bookcase is worth the peace of mind that I can get some of my apartment cleared up...and then I got bored when I realized that I really couldn't afford to fucking pay that right now...but I digress...
So, I'm cruising online, and I decide to take a left at Gothic Cabinet and Craft, and head on over to Yahoo, the mecca of information. Under the news?
"U.S. Christians Issue Gay Warning Over Kid Video" and it's an article about how a bunch of conservative radical Christian groups are now attacking Spongebob and a bunch of other cartoon characters in this video that is supposed to promote peace...they claim because the founding organization behind the video encourages tolerance, including tolerance of sexual identity. So THAT is supposed to make Spongebob not only gay, but also a threat to society because he's one of those "damn liberal queers."
The article is here

I swear to God, I'm disgusted. What is wrong with people? These are the same assholes that took the time to bitch that one of the teletubbies, the purple one with the purse, was gay (okay, it was Falwell, but they're all a bunch of freaks). First of all, yeah, so maybe the teletubbies are a little much anyway (they kind of freak me out), and yeah, if you're going to pick the Queen out of the whole bunch, the one that is in drag sporting lavender is probably your best bet, but for Chrissake, WHO GIVES A SHIT? Other than somthing to snicker about when you're doing a bong hit, why is it an issue? Do you think kids fucking care? They're just stoked to see a bunch of colors and shapes and high voices and love and friendship.
The freaks are these radical religious groups that take the time to see shit that isn't really there, or if it is, is only visible to adults...

Take Looney Tunes for example. All the Bugs Bunny cartoons and all that - most of them were filled all over the place with adult humor...but it was just out of the grasp of kids...kids see one thing and love it - and the adults see other stuff and snicker.

The article cracks me up.
"SpongeBob, who lives in a pineapple under the sea, was "outed" by the U.S. media in 2002 after reports that the TV show and its merchandise was popular with gays. His creator, Stephen Hillenburg, said at the time that although SpongeBob was an oddball, he thought of all the characters as asexual."

I reiterate: what the fuck is wrong with people? He's popular with gays, so that makes him a gay character who is setting a bad example? So I suppose Betty Boop strutting her tits out and squawking when she had her ass pinched was a better one? I love Betty, and part of the reason I love her is because she was a sweet little whore.


I think the reason that this rant is hitting me hard tonight is because people like these religious zealots have made me cringing on various levels: I am a Christian. I believe in J.C., I have accepted him as my main man. He always has been. But I feel that he shared the same views with others, such as Buddha, for example, except that he really put his ass on the chopping block.
But for fuck's sake, these people make me embarassed to even come out and admit that I am! Just the thought that I would even be associated with some of these ASSHOLES makes me ill.
I think somthing hit me hard a day or two ago...I was checking out some sites that are helping out with the relief in post-tsunami Asia, and several were Christian sites that talked about how these people were in need of emotional, physical, and SPIRITUAL assistance.
Now, I ask you: what is their motive?

I agree, if you are a 10 year old kid whose parents just got fucking washed out to sea, you have no home, no money, no family, no clothes except those you're wearing...you're gonna need a little spiritual assistance, that's for sure. But I was watching 60 Minutes last night and they were talking about this one little kid who was in that same situation...and one thing he did to keep from totally fucking just flipping out, was to do his Muslim prayers 5 times a day. That's helping him get through.

What if these well-meaining Christian groups go in, and try to help...and then start suggesting that he pray to J.C. instead? How the FUCK is that going to help this kid? He wants to pray to Allah. Are they going to nod sagely and then say, "Well, you do that, but afterwards, lets say the Lord's prayer."
THAT'S GOING TO FUCK HIM UP.

Granted, I think Christ can help, sure; but he'll help, God'll help anyway, the best way they can...By no one keeping this kid from his ritual, his savior, his God, that is the only strand of anything resembling normalacy in his life.

My church I went to in St. Louis was like this. It was a good, good place, and I love those people...they mean well. They've taken months out of their lives to go build houses in Bosnia or other devastated parts of the world...play with kids...tend to the sick...you name it. But almost always, they're spreading the word of Jesus. I think talking about God is one thing, for God means many things to many different religions, so if you say "God loves you and is here for you" they can nod and agree on some level and try to get through whatever they can. If you say "Jesus," then you're forcing something that, although you mean well, can really do more harm than good...depending on the time.
This is not the time to spread the word of Christ. They need to go in, feed the kids, tend to the sick, do everything that they want to do to help, God bless them, but keep their fucking mouths shut and let that kid say his Muslim prayers 5 times a day.

Anyway, that's that.

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