Non self loathing bigot

I’ve generally got no patience with bigotry.  I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that I might be one myself.  I think everyone would agree that people who hate blacks because they’re black is a bigot.  I think we’d all agree that people who hate Jews for their beliefs are bigots.  I have to come to terms with the fact that I hate fundamentalist Christians for their beliefs, making me a bigot. 

When somebody tells me that the Earth is 6,000 years old and that they scientifically used bible genealogy to come to that conclusion, I hate them.  When somebody tells me dinosaurs and people co-existed on the Earth, I hate them.

When somebody tells me that people who don’t believe what they do and follow their religious rules will go to hell, I hate them.  I’ve even tried using logic with them on this one. 

“Okay, Ted Bundy sexually desecrated and murdered a whole bunch of people.  He got religion before his execution, accepted Jesus into his heart at the last minute, and now sits at the right hand of the Lord.” 

The fundamentalist replies, “Yes, that is correct.”

“Okay, Gandhi was one of the most Jesus-like people in modern history.  He was instrumental in getting the English out of India using non violent methods.  He also helped end an extremely violent time between Muslims and Hindus using dialog and understanding.  Gandhi was Hindu, a non Christian, so he burns in Hell for all eternity.”

The fundamentalist replies, “Yes, that is correct.”

Am I the only person who thinks that this smacks of bullshit?

When fundamentalist tells me God hates queers, I hate them.  When somebody tells me that my marriage is threatened by gay marriage, I hate them.  I don’t care for contemplating gay sex either, but that doesn’t warrant religious persecution.  I get grossed out thinking about really fat or old people having sex too, but I don’t begrudge them their personal actions.

When somebody tells me that evolution is “just a theory” it pisses me off.  Evolution IS just a theory.  So is gravity and combustion too.  Evolution has been scrutinized than most widely accepted theories and has held up.  We had the Scopes Monkey Trial over 80 years ago and we’ve still got school districts trying to put “intelligent design” into science classes and putting disclaimers into the evolution part of the school text.  Most people don’t even understand evolution.  No, dumbass, we didn’t descend from monkeys.  Monkeys have been on Earth, evolving, for as long as people have.  Humans and monkeys had a common, primate ancestor sometime in the distant past.  No, monkeys won’t be speaking and driving cars in a million years.  They’re suited just fine to their surroundings without doing that.  I hate ignorant creationist fundamentalists. 

When a fundamentalist man talks shit about abortion rights, I hate him.  If you don’t have a womb, you’re not qualified to argue about it.  Sure, spout off your bullshit opinion, it’s a free country.  Tell me I’m wrong when I say this though:   if men had wombs abortion clinics would have drive through windows.

I guess I am a bigot.  I don’t even feel bad about it.  I wonder if low-life people who hate blacks, Jews, or gays have the same sense of entitlement to their hatred.  I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately due to the fact that Palin is a former Pentecostal and now goes to a Bible literalist church.  I was excited about McCain as a candidate until he started pandering to religious wackos.  I just can’t help but think Palin was chosen to get all those fundamentalist assholes back out there campaigning for the Republicans and to try to sponge up pissed off Hillary backers.

When I think about all the evangelists and republican hard asses that have been revealed as closet queers I giggle myself to sleep at night.  I know that it’s wrong to hate.  Does hating religious fundamentalists make me a bad person?  I’m not sure I care…

Uploaded 10/19/2008
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