Today I was doing something online, (I really don't remember how it started i think from here) and I saw something about god hating shrimp. I thought that was pretty funny so I went to the website just for fun. It pokes fun at extremists by saying "why stop at protesting gays? shellfish is a sin too!!!" It is just a joke website with a bit of a message about how ridiculous extremists can be.
As I look into the website a little I found one called Godhatesfags.com. Again, I thought it was a joke website. Its not. I first thought this because it seems kinda silly right? To say something that offensive and uneducated. And on it was a little box with a label stating: # of people that god has sent to hell since you have been on this website. This really seemed rediculous to me so I started looking for a place where it would say that it is a joke website. It never did.
So I guess its real? Is it? I did not look too closely because I really don't want to be right. When I started thinking it might be real, I was not thinking about how ridiculous it is and how weird extremists are. Th e message of pure hate that the WBC is sending out made me almost want to cry. I am an atheist and therefore 'dammed to hell' and when people tell me that I am likely to engage in a debate but reading this, I could not feel any other feeling of disappointment. Disappointment within people.
Does anyone else feel this way? I just want to see your reactions to this, and want to know what you think.
they're not a joke.
They're a very widely-known cult, of a family that's extremely close-knit, and follow the one father--Fred Phelps, who started this preaching of hate.
There's this documentary on youtube on them, split into parts.
they make me want to puke, but yeah, this will pretty much give you the idea of what type of people we're dealing with.
Usually nowadays you get a much larger counter-protest than anything else. I went to one in Atlanta when they protested the funeral of an Auburn University Student.
NO they are not a joke. I have heard of these people for a long time now..
Disappointed? Yes I am very disappointed in people. I am disappointed in people who would go that far to try and set up a place in an afterlife instead of living this life to help out human kind.
There is only one word for people like this, SELFISH! They are so busy trying to make their afterlife a reality, that they do not for one minute take the time to set aside their childish pride, to look at the world around them and marvel in its many forms of beauty!
Yes I am disappointed that even though many of us have evolved, there are still many of our kind that have not evolved past child hood selfishness, to appreciate life in all its many varieties.
Don't worry, Grace, most of the time, the counter-protest is much larger than the WBC's protest anyway...
And sometimes, it's funny as hell, too: