Monday, December 22, 2008

Random Intolerance Cartoon

I saw a pretty good cartoon over at Alternet for the article entitled, How to Get on an Atheist's Good Side by Greta Christina



Replace gays for atheists and you have the whole Obama / Rick Warren thing in a nutshell. Obama got a good trade out of it though. He was able to speak to a few thousand in return for Warren being able to speak to the whole world at an inauguration. There were better conservative voices than a Megachurch pastor. How about a Mormon or Jehovah's Witness? Or no prayer at all since it is all posturing anyway...Ah well.

7 comments:

breadandroses said...

Thank you, you made me laugh so much. It's so easy, isn't? I can't count how many times I have been called "intolerant" by right wing Evangelicals yesterday. "You lefties always cry to tolerate everyone, but you don't have tolerance for anyone do you? You're a joke". They have this irresistible logic. Actually, the atheist can very well stay there. Warren is not so fond of atheists. In fact, he doesn't want them to hold political offices. Besides, that he sees them burning in hell of course

Hypatia said...

I think exactly the same thing...fundie Xians have this "poor pitiful pearl" persecution complex...I say if you're REALLY a Xian, then BE one, intstead of whining about it!

So STFU and GBTW fundies!

The Moody Minstrel said...

Fundies are fundamentally fun to mentally fondle.

Or something like that.

Don Snabulus said...

b&r,

Glad you liked it. I am not a Warren expert, but his "enlightenment" seems like more of a sales come-on or image control than anything else. At heart, he is likely just as you described.

Hyp,

Indeed. Instead of making noise, quietly help people.

MM,

The are fundamentally "damn fun lately." Anagrams is fun.

Dean Wormer said...

Warren recently referred to his critics as "Christaphobes."

Actually we're "Bigotaphobes."

Great choice there, Obama.

Dave said...

I have read part of Pastor Warren's book. I didn't finish it, and I am still picking lint out of my ear.

I've got news for liberals, Warren is your guy. He is no where near a raving fundamental.

I am not a fundamental either. I am a truth seeker. Much of my truth seeking as of late would raise eyebrows. Still, there are some fundamental principles I live by.

Tab A goes into slot B.

God still loves you, even if you don't tithe.

Running into a barbwire fence on a motorcycle can make you a believer in miracles, especially if the cows had trampled the fence the night before.

Touching the Ark of the Covenant is akin to sticking your keys in the wall outlet and not being able to let go.

Don Snabulus said...

DW,

I would agree that "bigotaphobes" is closer to the truth since I've not heard anyone I know assert that people should be prevented from going to the church, synagogue, mosque, or temple they wish to.

Dave,

I think there is a fundamental misunderstanding among most people as to what a fundamentalist, evangelist, and conservative Christian is. Three terms that refer to three different definitions that may or may not overlap and that I often blur in my own mind. Add to that the fact that most people don't fit molds and it gets even less clear cut.

I am glad the motorcyclist (especially if it was you) came out of it intact and okay. A worthy miracle indeed.