America: Our God’s Better Than Yours

In case you missed the first season, The Crusades are back:

We believe in an Almighty, we believe in the freedom for people to worship that Almighty. They don’t. They don’t believe you should worship the way you choose. They believe the only way you should worship is the way they choose. And, therefore — and, therefore, they will do anything they can to spread that ideology.

That excerpt gave me a reversal. Just give me a couple of minutes – the nausea will pass.

Thanks for hanging in there. I feel much better now, although I can’t say I’m jumping for joy over the clear implication of America being a theocracy Christian Nation™. Granted, I’ll give him credit for at least allowing people the freedom to worship the one deity that they all believe in (everybody got that Almighty Memo, right?). What a guy.

Oh, and there’s that darn Us And Them stuff again. They are the evildoers. They’re not like us. “They don’t believe you should worship the way you choose. They believe the only way you should worship is the way they choose.”

For all we know, it was another double-secret coded message to his favorite easily manipulated base that he’s still got their backs. Nah, he’s not that shrewd. That’s The Brain’s area.

FSM save us from the almighty asshat.

[H/T Devilstower]

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17 responses to “America: Our God’s Better Than Yours

  1. I haven’t seen reports of Muslims pissing on Bibles. This may have something to do with an obligation to respect the other two religions of the Book, even if they currently have an historical grievance with Jews as a people.

  2. Let us not omit the part where he went on to say, “And it’s our charge, it’s our calling to keep the pressure on these people, to defend America and to spread an ideology of hope and an ideology of peace so that the kids who came up here to give the Pledge of Allegiance will be able to live in peace and security.”
    PEACE! PEACE! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!!!!
    Sorry. Sorry. I’m okay. I promise to stop shouting. But if that mother fucker said that to my face, I swear to God . . .

  3. Nadai

    We believe in an Almighty, we believe in the freedom for people to worship that Almighty.

    What about those of us who don’t believe in an “Almighty”? Do we get the freedom not to worship It?

  4. Let us not omit the part where he went on to say..

    I know. The idea of communicating peace while simultaneously punching someone in the face is a logical hurdle that people still haven’t cleared.

  5. Misty

    Oh for fuck’s sake. YEEAAAERRRGGGHHH!

  6. Okay, seriously, this is enough. You guys? April Fool’s was months ago. You can stop this now. That was a clever trick making it look like we had the most corrupt (and aggravating!) administration since Grant and our media and politicians were all complacent in it, but seriously it’s time to get back to reality. Guys?

  7. SAP

    That picture at the White House’s website doesn’t do much to tamp down the bile, either.

  8. Shade

    Nadai,

    In a word: no. We’re not even good Americans, remember?

  9. This one killed me. Like liberalandproud said…

  10. Graham

    Here’s a little snip of Dumb All Over by Frank Zappa:

    You can’t run a country
    By a book of religion
    Not by a heap
    Or a lump or a smidgeon
    Of foolish rules
    Of ancient date
    Designed to make
    You all feel great
    While you fold, spindle
    And mutilate
    Those unbelievers
    From a neighboring state
    TO ARMS! TO ARMS!
    Hooray! That’s great
    Two legs ain’t bad
    Unless there’s a crate
    They ship the parts
    To mama in

  11. JoAsakura

    I didn’t think it was possible to get MORE nauseous re: this administration than I already was.

    :wonders what the fashionable pagan will be wearing to this years burn-at-the-stake: :sigh:

  12. idlemind

    So we’re to worship a particular almighty (though we can do that in superficially different ways, natch) but we shouldn’t worship some other almighty or (worse) no one at all. The first amendment is, after all, a Christian amendment, right?

  13. jahf

    This kind of thing wouldn’t bother me so much, except for the fact that enough Americans to form an effective majority in this country genuinely believe in this shit with all of their black little hearts.

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  15. I was going to comment, and then the comment turned into a post.

  16. boatboy_srq

    It isn’t even that inclusive, idlemind. It’s not just a particular Almighty, it’s their particular Almighty, who remembers just what parts of Leviticus still apply, who imposes guilt, repression, a tithe to His particular TV preachers (and their “universit[ies],” PACs and “non-partisan think tank[s]”) and unquestioning support of – and funding for – “His” candidates.

    I’m reminded rather powerfully of why the various sects who settled Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and a few of the others left the Old World in the first place. I’m also surprised so few out there are making noises about how we fled Europe to escape this kind of sectarian bullshit: you will notice how few mainstream denominations are objecting in any way to the subtext of the rhetoric spewing from the Religious[?] [not]Right.

  17. Anne

    They don’t believe you should worship the way you choose. They believe the only way you should worship is the way they choose. And, therefore — and, therefore, they will do anything they can to spread that ideology.

    Hmmmm, that’s funny. A LOT of Muslims live in my city, and not once have I ever been approached by any Muslims trying to convert me to their religion. Now, Christians….Every bleeding day I’m at the bus stop, some looney or another has to come up to me with his stupid Christian literature. One guy stayed on the bus for literally 45 minutes the other day handing out God pamphlets, jumping up every time a new person got on the bus to spread the Germ…err, Word. He got in people’s way, blocked people from getting off the bus in his stupid zeal, and just generally made the ride extremely unpleasant. The same day, another religious looney came into the library where I work and started SHOUTING about Jesus. Everybody in my classroom ran to see what was going on, a bunch of kids got scared, and we had to call the police to have him removed. So no, in my experience, it’s generally been Christians who will “do anything” to spread their ideology and who want to take away everybody else’s religious freedom. (No offense to the Christians who aren’t like this, of course.)

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