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Commentary :: GLBT/Queer : Human Rights : International : Media : Race
An Open Letter to the Silent Laity
04 Feb 2006
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Notice how leaders organize thousands of laypeople to march against a cartoon that insults a human being who lived centuries ago, but we do not see any marches pertaining to the renouncement of religious excuses for violence. This is pretty ‘effen’ sick!
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Where are the true peacemakers? Why do they not speak about the roots of terrorism?
Why are they not in the mainstream media analyzing proactive solutions? Oh, of course, frightened self-censorship is why we are not hearing of any such broadcasts. Oh, what desolation…


For Heaven’s sake, when will the laypeople stop the outlawing of practices which do not break the golden rule, and tell their preachers to render unto Caesar so they can have the freedom to impart nation-saving knowledge from the pulpit, rather than sustain public limitations to the condemnation of scapegoats or speaking religious niceties in honor of the prevailing government? What about prophetic non-niceties of the incrimination of devious ideologies that might deceive even the very brightest among us?


Non-believers and deists cannot escape the inherent need of their condemners to find some significant person or socially underpowered group of citizens to blame for the failure of their theocratic control of democracy - since about the Reagan and John Paul II days.


Will laypeople ever stop being what the ancient Roman linguists called idiots? I believe they will.


Religious fundamentalists heap bigotry upon themselves. They are so prohibitionist and suppressive. They march and shout death to liberalism, and have the nerve to say ‘to hell with free speech’ even though they cannot deny that their religiously inspired brethren blow themselves up, purely for the reason of speaking to the world about a place that welcomes those who enter in through horrible acts of INDISCRIMINATE violence.


I can only have sympathy for scared flocks whose leaders are tyrants who tolerate bigoted oppression within their realm. I can also be sympathetic to the Skin Heads in Russia for attacking anyone who does not appear to be one of their own. If anti Pat Robertson Skin Heads were to arise because people take guns and hatchets into gay bars, I do not think that the Vatican would continue Her silence acting as if She is the Innocent Woman fleeing into the Wilderness to protect the Word and Prophecy of God, like She did during the ‘Christian’ Chancellor Hitler’s reign.


This world still does not command the means to counter the violence of those suppressed by political and religious tyranny, because they do not see the lust for power as the root of all deceptive and brutally SUPPRESSIVE evil.


Notice how leaders organize thousands of laypeople to march against a cartoon that insults a human being who lived centuries ago, but we do not see any marches pertaining to the renouncement of religious excuses for violence. This is pretty ‘effen’ sick!




For now we remain divided and conquered by theocratic authorities that have for centuries referred to our subservience as idiocy.


yezbok drahcir

~ Fellow Screen Captor
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Re: An Open Letter to the Silent Laity
05 Feb 2006
This whole episode has exposed the hypocricy to the world wide press. It had doubly exposed the hypocricy of the United States Press. What news medium in the united states has had the guts to post the cartoons so that we all can see what the commotion is about? Even Boston IMC hid a post that contained the cartoons. For so long the Moslems have been given a free pass by the press and it took the Danes and the French to actually hold thier feet to the fire. Here is an interesting question. If it is against Islamic law to show or view likenesses of the so called prophet, then how is it that they know that the cartoons are likenesses of the so called prophet? And if they have not seen the cartoons, then what are they upset about?