Monday, August 3, 2009

It's funny where the internet will lead us

For reasons I have no need to explain to you it lead me to here:

It's a sad article it really is. I don't think I've ever seen an organization with it's head so far up its own ass as this one.

So here is the idea. The idea is to take the bible and bring back its status as a holy text by putting it on display. It even gives you a place where you can write in the bible so that if you've ever felt excluded by it. Now I can see how this would be a good idea. It involves a commitee coffee and a generalized misunderstand of the abuses that the church and church going people heap upon the rest of the world. Yeah no I am seriouse. See they actually honestly thought that this would warm people's hearts and they would happily reclaim the bible with all the love and compasion that it entails.

Honestly, this is an absolutly brilliant piece of instalation art that I should of come up with. This is the sort of thing I think about ever god damned day. It would be awesome, better than this show clearly, but no they beat me to it. However, their intension is not like mine.

The catholic churches responce is, "The Church of Scotland expressed concern, the Catholic Church called the exhibit infantile, and a Christian lawyers' group said that the exhibition was symptomatic of a broken and lawless society" Yeah not kidding I quoted and everything.

Symptomatic of a broken and lawless society, that's kind of funny coming from the church. Now granted I live in the bible belt so my anti religious views are kicked into over drive for self preservation purposes. But hey I have people standing on the street corrners yelling about how I am going to hell. Those people are crazy. However, I digress. People were writting in the bible about how they were bi-sexual and that any god that wouldn't have them the way they are built can fuck off, and things of that sort. This isn't an infantile reaction at all. This is a reaction that is tired of the shit that is perpetuated by the church day in and day out. We are tired of being condemed for who we are, how we dress, or the way we live our lives. Jesus takes in a prostiute and that fact is pushed off to the side so that smug mother fuck church goers can feel better about themselves.

Church calls us infantile but how many atrocities have they commited? And how many have they fessed up to and apologised for? What about the fact that the catholic church decided one century to remove dozens of books from the bible to make things easyer for them, or hey you know the molestation of children. What you are seeing is a protest. A protest in its finest and purest form.

See the bible it isn't such a bad book. Sure it disagrees with abortion, and it will tell your your sexual prefrence. But before it will do either of those things it will tell you to accept and love the people around you. That's the most important lesson. People then take that lession, ignore it, and fuck it up as hard as humanly possible. Jesus camps, protesting gay funerals, bombing abortion clinics... yeah none of that is really part of the whole bible thing. All that is just people being people, which is retarded.

It is sad really becuase this could be a chance. A chance for the church to really let people express their anger twords religion, anger they richly deserve. It could be the start of a dialouge, and maybe just maybe it could lead to the first faltering steps twords reconciliation between the church and people who have been alienated by it. Instead, the church did what it always does, and spits on the people who they are supposed to exalt, calling us childen, or worse yet wild animals. Then they wonder why we have so much rage twords the bible.


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