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.

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They go to many places and protest.  But they are protested almost everywhere they go.  The law protecting people's rights is one thing, but I think these people over-step their rights more than should be allowed.  For fuck sake they ostracize any one family member that doesn't share their views from the family completely.  Can you imagine everyone you've ever loved disowning you?!  That's fucked up.  My respect for human life does not necessarily include people like these. 
They want to suffer.  It's the only way they feel like they have of making "daddy" happy.  Sick fucks.  Trapped in an infantile anal retentive mind warp.

I would like to agree with the "Let them picket without police protection so they can learn that free speech has consequences" but they would die. I do not support that. 

I am an athiest and I find this

"ALL xtians should suffer needlessly.  That's all they understand"

incredibly offensive. Its not true.

Please please PLEASE do not send out hate. I think that the WBC has that covered. I agree that they are sick in the mind but we do not need any more hate in the world.

These people need help and hating on them only makes them more convinced in the belief that others are evil.

Much as I admire your sentiment and much as I hate to say it:  If you let them know you are an atheist, they will probably give you a reason to hate them.

I'm going to take the high road on this one. I the first time I was told that god hates me and I'm going to hell was in third grade.(I was not rasied an atheist, my family simply did not go to church and practice religion. ) I'm used to this. Also the fact that when I meet my parents friends I know what is going through their mind : Ah this is the girl from blahblah's school that has no morals. Harlot.

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will hurt forever. I may be a teenager but when people tell me I'm going to hell I respect their beliefs and don't let it hurt me.

I may make a big deal out of things because I'm in high school but life will go on. Give me a reason, its not going to kill me.

I'm so sorry! I was commenting on Mo Trauen's post. I did not mean to offend you at all. I did not see your comment earlier. I am not allowed to tell some of my family that I am an atheist because it will cause problems too. I get it :(

Anachro1 wrote:  "Xtians have had way too much power,  and they've used it like the fools they are."

 

There is no doubt about that.  There is also no doubt that they deserve more than a little moral disapproval and some hatred.  If you want to put them in their place effectively, however, you have to remember where their values lie.  The only thing they really value is "looking good", i.e., making a good impression on others. 

 

Keep that in mind when choosing both your conduct and your words and you will be a very effective agent against their pernicious influence.  By that I don't mean tell them that they look bad in your eyes.  They don't care what we think.  Instead, make them see how bad they look to everyone who is remotely objective.  To do this well, you have to retain your moral and emotional superiority.

 

If you want to express your hatred, keep it philosophical, rational, academic--psychologically clinical.  There is more than enough material in the things they say, do, and think to achieve that and it's much more effective.

You won't get any argument from me.  I am very interested in winning this historical battle that has been raging over the centuries--usually with us losing.
Exactly! No one's trying to prevent the WBC from stating their beliefs, they're just preventing them from verbally harassing people at a funeral. No one says anything about free speech when someone in a workplace makes lewd and inappropriate comments to a co-worker and is fired for sexual harassment.  Or when someone is escorted out of a concert hall or movie theatre for being too loud.  Or when a teacher is fired for swearing at their students. People are allowed to say whatever they want, but not necessarily wherever they want: there are times and places where certain speech is inappropriate and using it gets you into trouble, and making a funeral one of them doesn't violate anyone's civil rights. Being allowed to SAY whatever you want and being allowed to DO whatever you want aren't the same thing.
I pity the fool who has any sympathy for these people, even the children are taught to preach this message, and while I do pity the children, they are the scum of our society, that which has no place in a infinitely growing culture and country. Regrettably,  most of them are lawyers... they enrage me every time they protest a funeral, especially a child's. The only reason that they are tolerated is because they are following the rules... quite pitiful really, I'd imagine it as a cancer to our society.

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