Another report from the Left of center…
I received the following on FB from a friend. I haven’t verified it, but I don’t feel the need to. I’ve experienced the things mentioned in it, myself, personally, many times over the past umpteen years. If this one happens to be an amalgamation of other real things, it doesn’t matter, because it describes something that does, indeed, happen. All. The. Fucking. Time.
So much controversy is floating around regarding this photo of a store display in Michaels Stores by those of abrahamic faith and quite honestly, it’s disgusting.
It doesn’t matter what faith, spiritual walk, or religious affiliation you claim/choose (if any) because that’s the beauty of life, Religious Freedom.
But, when you constantly trash people of different religions/ faiths, and even going as far as to say that ethnic/cultural practices are DEMONIC, by making erroneous assumptions/comments only to toss in every bible verse known to man to strive and justify and condemn those for what THEY believe in…
That folks is evil and at bare minimum, a hypocritical sight.
Some call their religions witchcraft, Satanism, Spiritualism, Buddisim, Native/Ancestral Practices, Catholic, Earth Magic, Islam, Lightwork, Norse and Scandinavian practices, etc with a great number believing in polytheism.
*Please note that Paganism is an umbrella term that covers anything NOT of Abrahamic Religion*
With this being said; there are in fact over 4,000 religions across the globe, with a large amount predating Christianity by 1,000’s….yes, THOUSANDS of years
The issue is this:
Knowing and acknowledging that yes, different religions exist and yes, one may indeed practice witchcraft, however, by saying “Your beliefs are wrong because a book tells me so” makes YOU the evil one, not those seeking connection in whatever form they choose.
Fun fact, many non-christians do not believe in evil as a whole, nor do they believe in heaven/hell, or that the stories in the bible are anything but that, stories.
You believe in the bible, that’s ok!
You live by what the bible says, that’s ok!
You want to share your beliefs, that’s ok too!
Just please stop degrading, judging, and throwing stones at those who don’t believe the same things.
That folks, is not ok!
It baffles me how ONE store display can cause such an uproar and it literally happens every single year during Autumn time.
365 days a year, you can find Christian merchandise and memorabilia in 9/10 stores.
Some stores not only brand but pride themselves on being for and in favor of Christian patronage.
…..and 1,000’s of others.
Stores display occult merchandise 1 month a year and it’s
-Oh, the agenda…
-Oh the demonic push for our children…
-Oh, Jesus save us…
What I have found in my 40+ years on this planet is that, the vast majority of evil actually comes from those who claim they walk WITH Jesus but, are only fillled with “love and acceptance” on Sundays
Other religions DO exist people and as such have a right to see their own religious affiliated items.
You don’t have to embrace anything other than your own faith, non one is pushing you to “convert”… just simply choose to keep your judgmental mouths shut and turn the other cheek as you are told to do when you see someone living/shopping different than you
P.S. Michael’s is on point this year
(from “Tara” on FaceBook)
So yes, it does happen. Every year at Halloween (or Samhain for many of us), someone gets their panties in a wad over some costume or another. I’ll talk about the Left’s bullshit another time (can you say “cultural appropriation” kiddies? yeah, knew you could). This is about the Right, because frankly, I don’t know any Leftist uber Christians. They’re all to the Right.
There it is, that religious intolerance. I get really tired of it. Throughout my adult life, I have had so called christians (I refuse to give them the stupid capital letters, because they do not represent what Jesus said in any way, in my very strong and loud opinion) throw rocks through my living room window, with Bible verses tied onto them. I have had someone burn a cross on my front lawn. I have been (and I fucking kid you not, folks) exorcised at a local restaurant, with the whole speaking in tongues and clutching of handbags. I have been yelled at, spat on, told I’m going to hell, had people threaten to “call the police on me” (for what? praying in a park? wtf.). This is just me. I have never lived in a REALLY Christian area of the world. I have friends (face to face friends, not dubious FaceBook acquaintances) who have had their lives threatened over being a religion that wasn’t Christian. I have friends who have lost their kids because someone accused them of being “demonic practitioners who sacrificed children.”
You want to know reasons the Left gets up in arms every time the Right says something? It’s because the Left (and some of us not quite so Left) have been hurt like this… sometimes physically… by people claiming to be “saving” us. Yeah, it doesn’t match every time, but this is one of those ones that gets my goat.
I have to put up with people being not only allowed but ENCOURAGED to proselytize to my kids everywhere but in the actual classroom (and honestly, they do it there too, per my kids)… but any mention of my religion in public and suddenly I’m being threatened with subverting and perverting children. My kids aren’t allowed to wear their religious jewelry to school, because the school says it “promotes hatred and violence” but Christians can wear images of two pieces of wood that a guy was LITERALLY NAILED TO and that’s not promoting violence?
Yeah, I’m pissy today. You want tolerance? Learn to dish it out, first. I hear about how the Right has to keep bending the knee, offering up things, always being the ones to compromise. While that’s true for some things, it is sure as hell not true when it comes to this. When y’all talk about “freedom of religion” you don’t mean me. I’ve been told to my face, the Framers never meant it to include “the godless.” That statement meant that Christians of all colors, “and some Jews” could worship freely, but it was not about pagans or heathens or Buddhists, no.
the angry and irritated.
Edited by AWA for formatting. Any changes in content are my fault.