I have had the enlightening experience of being both Christian and atheist in my 31 years on this planet, so I am able to look at the Westboro Baptist Church through both sets of eyes. 

I followed the WBC story as I have always been intrigued by cults; particularly the way in which cults snare high functioning intelligent adults. Through my own studies regarding these issues, I came to the realisation that, as a Christian, I too was in a cult. I am now an outspoken atheist, free from the shackles of religion. 

What I realise now when I look at the world's reaction to the WBC, I see that the people they anger the most, are indeed other Christians. I look upon the WBC's actions with utter disgust. But I don't believe that they are twisting the word of God. They are following the word of their god to the letter, as all Christians are supposed to do. And Christians get upset about this because they have been raised in differing sects of Christianity which have been designed and redesigned to suit the feelings and lifestyles of those who were not willing to follow every single word of God; but who rather chose to follow certain words of God. That is; the words of God that suited them; the words of God that could fit comfortably into their lifestyle. 

The WBC do not do this. They follow the bible to the letter, and no one can deny that they are all well versed on their scripture. 

Don't look at the WBC as hate-mongers, as psychos, as brainwashed freaks... view them as they are: true Christians. And then look at the ludicrously of Christianity as a whole. The God of the bible does not allow for selective judgement on his words. He has given his people free will to either follow him or reject him. He is not forgiving of middle ground, of luke-warmness, of selfish personal interpretation. 

The Christian god is nasty, hateful, and jealous, as are his true followers, the members of the Westboro Baptist Chrurch. 

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Tags: baptist, christianity, church, godhatesfags, wbc, westboro

Comment by Louis on January 16, 2013 at 5:03pm

Yahweh, you made a great point about their god being a representation of who and what they are. Also, this was a great post by Brenda Lee. It's funny to think that many christians will look at these people and think they're lunatics because they follow the religion and bible to the letter when they too consider themselves to be members of the same religion...but they decide to pick and choose which parts of the religion they are willing to follow. So I guess many christians have a problem with those who are "too christian" as well as those are not christian at all lol. 

Comment by Strega on January 16, 2013 at 9:11pm

Bible Buffet!  (warning, may contain nuts)

Comment by Yahweh on January 16, 2013 at 9:13pm

Onyango, haha yeah it's true. I am pretty hateful, but I am loved by everyone. You can seee how jealous I get when people start to "cheat"

Comment by Brenda Lee on January 17, 2013 at 4:09am

Oh, wow, that's a lot of responses. 

Thank you all. It's wonderful being able to express thoughts like this in a community where I do not get attacked outright for my opinions. I really appreciate all these comments, especially the ones that disagree with me on certain levels. 

Peer review is always necessary and I thank you all for this. 

I would like to post other blog articles as I am currently living in a situation where I am surrounded by Christians who are all to quick to jump on me for my lack of belief. And these are really the closest people to me. I have no other safe outlet for my thoughts and opinions.

I do crave the face-to-face company of like-minded individuals, but alas, I have none in my close circle. There should be a support group for persecuted atheists - with a minibar. 

There are some issues raised in these comments that I will be responding to shortly. 

Thank you all again!


Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on January 17, 2013 at 5:33am

I should have known, I just didn't put 1+1= Money. I saw a TV show about the family, and they said how many of the kids had been, were going to, or will be going to law school. The above is a fantastic article I pilfered - it explains everything.
Comment by Strega on January 17, 2013 at 3:18pm

Excellent link, Suzanne.

Comment by Brenda Lee on January 18, 2013 at 4:30am


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