Friday, January 20, 2012

You, sir, are a douchebag*

My last post brought the following response:

CharlieMorgan said... If she wasn’t going to hell before, she sure is now. Jessica Ahlquist was victorious in her fight against the Cranston West High School mural that was addressed to “Our Heavenly Father,” and concluded with the word “Amen.” Jessica — an atheist — made a stink about the mural earlier in the school year citing the separation of church and state. Her father, Mark, filed a lawsuit for his Jesus-spiting daughter. Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ruled that the

He also wrote the following about Jessica:

Florists refuse to deliver to succubus

Let me be abundantly clear Mr. Morgan, you are a raging douchebag. Further, you are NOT a Christian. You embody the worst that Christianity has to offer and were Jesus real and here today, he would turn you away. Going back to my years in the seminary I reflect on the teachings of this man you claim as your savior and not once did he utter such vile hatred and vitriol for his fellow man. He even asked that God forgive the centurions driving the nails in his hands. This young woman simply stood up for the constitutional separation of church and state, a wall put in place by our founding fathers, and you call her "bitch" and "succubus." Shame on you. If Jessica and I are wrong and there is a God waiting on the other side, I want no part of a God who would accept such a vile person as you. May you find the peace Christ actually taught instead of the vile hatred you spew now. Stop being such a worthless douche.

*Title borrowed from a video by George Takei

Friday, January 13, 2012

Jessica Ahlquist, Atheist of the Year

I would like to nominate a brave young woman for Atheist of the Year. Jessica Ahlquist took on the Cranston West school for their school prayer mural, with an official school sponsored prayer posted for all to see in direct and flagrant violation of the separation of church and state. I am not one to say that prayer in private, between one's self and one's deity of choice is wrong. As long as there are pop quizzes, there will be plenty of silent prayers in school. I am against a public school funded by public dollars holding up any religious institution. Let there be prayer at home, in church, or in private church schools. Let public schools be a bastion of secular learning that neither accepts nor denies religion but instead leaves it for other venues.

Jessica, who has succeeded in her quest to have the prayer removed, has done so in the face of violent threats and much hatred. To see a full rundown of that vitriol and un-Christlike behavior, check out JesusFetusFajitaFishstick's coverage here. To reward her bravery and show her she is not alone the AHA (American Humanist Association) as part of the Humanist Foundation has offered to start a trust fund for her college scholarship. Please consider giving to support this brave young woman and show her she has our love and support. A convenient on line donation link is provided below.

To my Christian friends, give to show her that most of you are not a-holes. It's what Jesus would do. Remember, Jesus said in Matthew 6:6, "But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Jessica's stance against public prayer is right in line with your doctrine.

This has been a message from your friendly neighborhood atheist, reminding you, "Don't be a dick. Jesus hates it when you represent him like that."