“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
It is a continual source of amazement for those of us who aren’t entirely too jaded: here we have a malevolent, nasty, petty psychopath who for the entire duration of the Old Testament behaved in such a way that by today’s standards, would be put under heavy antipsychotic meds and locked up in an asylum for the criminally insane.
“But wait!” we are told, “these are New Testament times!”
So this gawd character forces himself on some woman, gets laid, has a kid, and suddenly he’s completely mellowed out?
How odd. How very….human.
And thanks to this outdated horse manure, we have the Christians to thank for polluting our children’s minds with anachronistic barbaric stupidity masquerading as heart-felt worry.
And here is the intro to the Day of Dialogue – a day where heteros get to gang up (nicely! with LOVE!) on LGBT folks.
As a high school or college student, do you wish your classmates could hear more of the story—like the truth about God’s deep love for us and what the Bible really says about His redemptive design for marriage and sexuality?
The Iliad has more authenticity than that wretched grimoire.
Wouldn’t it be nice if a deeper and freer conversation could happen when controversial sexual topics are brought up in your school?
It’s called Sex Education – something most religious parents veto when presented with a permission slip.
The good news is, it can—and that’s where Day of Dialogue® comes in. In contrast to the whole idea of silence, this is a day that encourages open dialogue.
Christlation: “We’ll force our beliefs on you in the name of looovvveee…
Watch the Day of Dialogue video Focus on the Family firmly believes that the truth will rise to the surface when honest conversations are allowed to happen.
My anecdotal experience is, that religious folks tend to run in the other direction when confronted with any truth.
And that’s why we’re so excited that we’ve become the sponsor for this event. The Day of Dialogue gives you, as a student, the opportunity to express the true model presented by Jesus Christ in the Bible—who didn’t back away from speaking truth, but neither held back in pouring out His incredible, compassionate love for hurting and vulnerable people.
The mythical man-child who contradicted himself consistently? Where the fuck was he during the Holocaust, anyways?
His example calls us to stand up for those being harmed or bullied while offering the light of what God’s Word says.
Yeah, because being mythical means you don’t have to do shit.
And the event gives you a chance to express this balanced perspective in a loving and peaceful way.
By telling people that some imaginary friend is going to shovel them into a furnace? Yeah, rrriggghhttt…
This year, Day of Dialogue happens on April 10—so make plans to participate in your school or college.
There should be a law keeping these hairy-eyed fanatics OUT of our schools.
You can also join us on our Facebook page and on Twitter to get updates, as well as to check out students’ feedback and interact with Day of Dialogue fans.
Well, it’s a few days late, but what the hey. Maybe some of us should go to their Facebook page, and start another ‘dialogue’, one where their utterly infantile nonsense is exposed as witless ignorance, not the youthful sweetness they hide behind.
Even after the event, you can still keep the conversation going at your school and in your neighborhood with the D.O.D. Weekly Challenges and teen-friendly articles and accompanying conversation-starter questions. Get the Dialogue started!
It’s more like the Day of Dipshits. It’s more frightening that they are brainwashing children (don’t get me wrong, I like kids, but for the most part, they’re thick as shit and believe everything they’re told, which is why we as adults make decisions for them, and why they don’t get to decide their own curricula).
The resources and manpower spent on these ludicrous displays of infantile servility would be best served focusing on eliminating hunger, and house the 10 million-odd children gone homeless world-wide. But oh no, here in America, we spend our resources like a drunken sailor on leave on idiocies like homophobia and stifling women’s reproductive rights.
The sooner we’re done with this nonsense, the better.
Till the next post, then.