I'm fairly new to this site, and to this group. I'm glad I've found it though.
I find myself so angry lately. Angry at all these stupid Christians and fundies who thank their stupid, imaginary god for every little thing in their lives, yet blame him for nothing!
I know a woman whose husband was recently fired from his retail job because two women said he sexually harassed them. I have no idea if the accusations are true or not, but I have met the man a few times and doubt they are true. Not the point.
The point is, they have 3 children. Two with special needs and one newborn. They are a one-income family - now a no income family - with no health insurance after COBRA expires. She gets on Facebook and is saying how great god is and how he will provide and there's always a reason for everything and it's always positive, blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda. All her friends get on there with their "amens", and "he's so great" comments.
EXCUSE ME?! Having your one income taken away, your husband's reputation trashed, your kids unable to get medical care they need, maybe losing your house and car - that's all god's will and you're HAPPY about it?! WTF?!
How can people be so utterly stupid and blind? Where's the blame for god taking his job? Where's the blame for the ruined reputation with no proof of wrongdoing? How can they only acknowledge the good and not any of the bad?
If a child is sick and everyone prays, two things can happen. The kid gets better or he dies. If he gets better they all say god stepped in and answered their prayers. If the kid dies, no one blames god and says, "why the hell didn't he answer our prayers?". They all say it was god's will. All the credit and none of the blame. Who operates on that kind of system?!
The only thing I can think is that she HAS to believe in god and his "goodness" or her life would suck so badly she'd kill herself.
I can't vent like this to anyone but my husband. We're atheist homeschoolers in a very Christian city, so we're surrounded by these idiots on a daily basis and sometimes it just builds up. I'm sure my husband gets tired of listening to me rant about these crazies. Thankfully, I have found one other atheist homeschooler, but she's a doctor and works out of town, and has 3 boys to raise. So, we don't get to talk as much as we'd like.
Thanks for letting me vent. Sometimes I just wish if I hit them hard enough, they'd wake up and "see the light".