31 January 2007


Sometimes, I think religion is to blame for many of the evils in the world. I just saw a thing on the BBC about a terror plot foiled—apparently, these individuals planned on beheading a British Muslim soldier and posting a video of it on the Internet. Today, when I was running in Greenpoint (Greenpoint has traditionally been a very Polish, thus, white neighborhood), several cars had swastikas and anti-Semitic comments and symbols drawn in the snow on the hood of the car. I was so angry and did my best to wipe them out, and was not struck by the irony of anti-Semitic comments followed by, “Jesus loves everyone.” Yeah, everyone except you, you hateful jerk, is what I thought.

Reminds me of the bumper sticker my mom loves, "Jesus may love you but everyone else thinks you're an asshole."


V said...

it's really not even as broad as religion, in my opinion: it's the christian Wrong. dating all the way back to the crusades to the present day....most of the people i have heard of that are hate-filled assholes like these you encountered affiliate as christian.

but then, maybe i'm wrong.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it really has anything to do with religion.
I think it has even less to do with Christianity.
I think it is just assholes being assholes.