The worst thing that ever happened to Christianity are the actual Christians.
A battle is currently going on where people who claim to be Christians try to force Christian prayers on the bereaved families of soldiers. These pseudo-Christians believe they have the right to do so even in those cases where the deceased in question were not Christian and their families expressed no desire for being bugged by Christians during the funeral of their loved one:
In Texas, three Christian military organizations — Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4, the American Legion Post 586, and the National Memorial Ladies — have filed suit against the VA because the Veterans’ Administration doesn’t include Christian prayers in vets’ funerals unless the deceased and/or the family request it. They are claiming that Christianity and Christians are being discriminated against when Christianity isn’t inserted into every funeral, whether the family wants it or not.
For some unfathomable reason, these folks identify as Christians even though it is crystal clear they have never even been in the vicinity of the Bible. As we all know, Jesus was opposed to public prayer and ridiculed those who believed that repeating a prayer ad nauseam would have some beneficial effect. As for forcing others into being exposed to your praying against their will – poor Jesus would have had a heart attack if anybody suggested that his ideas could be used to perpetrate this kind of atrocity upon people in pain.
These so-called religious folks don’t give a rat’s little tushie for religion or for the fallen soldiers as you can see from the comments made by one of these quasi-Christians:
[Nobleton] Jones said he has presented shell casings from the gun salute to veterans’ grieving family members at funerals in Houston National Cemetery for the past three years.
But after a burial ceremony May 16, Jones said a government official told him he could no longer recite the words he always says when he hands over the shells: “We ask that God grant you and your family grace, mercy and peace.”
The 66-year-old Houstonian said he felt belittled. “That makes me feel smaller, even after I spent my time in the military, fighting so that people should be able to say that,” he said.
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From the title I thought that this was going to be about the Westboro Baptist Church.
This is just as bad as what the WBC does, only with the added distaste of the military seemingly not caring about what horror and pain they’re causing the families.
These fanatics seem to multiply like mushrooms after the rain. Ever since I was a little child, I observed that the most cruel, heartless folks are the ones who are the most vociferous about their religion.
Christianity would be such a beautiful thing… if it were not for all the christians.
As long as you are not of that particular persuasion, but claim to be a Christian, you are free to proclaim, “They aren’t real Christians.” Of course, the only real Christians are the ones that you agree with.
As a Jew, I like the statement attributed to Gandhi: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
I always say impotently in such cases, ‘I’m sure Jesus wouldn’t have approved. . .”
What am I supposed to say?
This reminds me of the stories I shared here 2 years ago:
I agree with your post, but we shouldn’t support the troops, we shoulds tell them to go fuck themselves, but not in this manner.