Crazy things fundamentalists say about shooting in Connecticut
As I was listening to talk radio today and a number of callers stated that a reason for this horrific shooting in a grade school in Connecticut this Friday, was the removal of religion/prayer/God from schools. Simply, it was not. First of all children can pray all they want, the only change since 1962 has been that the government itself was prohibited from organizing bible readings and prayers.
Which of course it shouldn't, because religion isn't something that the government should take a position on. After all, how many Christians would want the government/schools instructing children on my views on religion/Christianity? I being an atheist/humanist by the way. They would be strictly opposed to that, as would I.
Well, a Bryan Fischer, a rabid anti-gay bigot, is blaming the shooting on people like me, who support a strict neutrality approach to religion when it comes to the government. He said on his radio talk show, supposedly speaking for the god he believes in, "I will be glad to protect your children but you got to invite me back in."
So in other words this god would have stopped the killing of 27 people, including 18 small children but we aren't praying enough for him. Maybe we should sacrifice some gay men for this god, that would probably be something Fischer could support.
Fischer on his show doesn't even understand the concept of the First Amendment's, Free Exercise Clause. It is not to have organized prayers and bible readings but allow citizens, including students, to pray or practice a religion if they so choose. Since this nincompoop is at least 20 years older than me, he is a classic example how age doesn't necessary equal wisdom.
By the way, Fischer also believes if we don't use as much oil, coal and natural gas as possible, we are hurting this god's feelings. Because as Fischer states, these fossile fuels are like a birthday present from this god. No, I am not making this up. This is what he really said. It's kind of intriguing that he compares this god to an unemotionally unstable person. The sad and pathetic thing is, millions of people take this guy seriously.