Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

Not long after SCOTUS decided that marriage was an equal opportunity right for all, I saw a church sign. It got me to thinking and this post is the result. I meant to get a picture of it, but it was changed out by the time I got back with a camera. But the message was simple and I’m sure you have seen it before.

“Pray For Our Nation”

Seems innocuos enough at first glance, but when you examine this statement a little more closely you understand its true meaning, and it is twofold. First “pray for our nation” automatically excludes a great many countries of this world. A great many people of all color and belief. I find that obtusive, shallow and insulting to everyone that inhabits this planet.

Secondly with its timing this simple statement implies that our nation is somehow less than it used to be, because it no longer excludes the LGBT community from marriage. All I can say to that is “fuck you, and the donkey you rode in on.” I might add a schadenfreudial ha! ha! ha! to that as well.

Another one most of us have encountered is the “I’ll pray for you.” We all know what that really means! lol. For anyone that might be scratching their heads right now wondering my meaning, “I’ll pray for you” is a lowball sideswipe insult. Its true meaning is more along the lines of “screw you, you nasty heathen.” Oh the mighty goodness just oozes through doesn’t it?

Choose Life! Sounds like it is some obvious logical conclusion, right? Wrong. “Choose life” really means, “We think abortion is icky, and unbiblical, therefore we have decided that you have no rights over your own body, and we have made that decision for you.” And they (fundies, republicans, republican fundies) have gone to great lengths across the country pushing legislation that agrees with these sentiments. Nevermind that a great deal of women who get abortions are x-ians. Nevermind that unwanted babies born into this world are a taxpayer burden to feed, clothe, and raise to adulthood. Nevermind that many often go unloved and are caught in the state welfare system merry-go-round, in and out of adoptive homes and back to the group home. No, to have the Orwellian audacity to decide what is or is not right for a womans own body just takes the cake. “Choose life” comes from those who think they know better than we do about our own best interests. Those are the kind of people that bear watching.

I’m going to repeat a saying I made up all by myself, and am fond of using. “There ain’t nuttin that scares me more than a bunch of good (insert religion here.)”

So next time you are out there in the world, or cruising the internet, and you see a sign or a saying that seems innocent at first glance, don’t merely take it at face value. There might be more to it than you think.

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I Cant Say I’m Surprised….

The Texas overlords managed to push their anti abortion legislation through, despite the protests of many who opposed the bill. This effectively kills accessible abortion (5 clinics of an existing 42 can meet the new standards, Texas is a BIG state) in Texas, making it all but impossible for all but a very few clinics to live up up the limitations set forth.

This basically strips many women of what should be an autonomous right to make decisions based on the knowledge of their personal circumstances, whatever that may be. Instead of doing what the Rethugs claim, which is to “protect life” this will effectively force desperate women with no place to turn, to seek very dangerous alternatives. When you consider the fact that these are religiously motivated Republicans, it is no wonder they cannot see the trees for the forest, and common sense isn’t. An all too true circumstance of those infected with religion…

This is a sad day for Texas women. A sad day for women all over this country. There is only one way to fix situations like this, and that is to do your best to clean out every R house and senate chair every time there is an election, continue to protest this kind of nonsense every time it is forced upon us, and failing these scenarios… beat them in court. I am sure there will be a court battle over this eventually. I do hope that good sense prevails over what I perceive as the totalitarian dictators that are otherwise known as the Texas Republicans.

Today, I spit in the general direction of Texas.

http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/News/texas-passes-strict-abortion-law/storynew?id=19651778#.UeIAFY1OM4c

 

So It Took An Expert To Figure This Out?

Headline: Dying woman should have got Irish abortion

http://home.myhughesnet.com/news/read/category/world/article/ap-ireland_to_report_on_woman_denied_irish-ap

Well since an expert has weighed in on the matter, I guess we can all relax…right? How in the hell does it take an expert to make such an easy call as this one? Yes, she should have had an abortion, the fetus was dying, and killing the mother in the process. The problem here, is she was in a CATHOLIC hospital. That means NO abortions, NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES, you know because of the bible or baby Jeebus, or something.

This woman died because of religious doctrines that supercede morality? I would assume the moral thing to do would be to save the one that could be saved, and let the one that could not be saved, go. It is a natural process dying, it happens. It is unfortunate but in this case instead of being a singular tragedy, it was doubly so…  I was led to believe religion supposedly had the market cornered on morality, guess I was mistaken.

The article goes on to mention that certain things that should have been looked at, were not, things were missed. Again, I venture to say they were missed, because from the very beginning, no thought was given to save the mother, all efforts were geared towards the fetus. Why? Same as above. Catholic hospital, and the doctrines that go with it. If the church, any church or representative thereof, is going to convince anyone with a rational mind that they have morality on their side, they got lots of splainin to do.