If You Don’t Like It.. Then Don’t.

On my lunch at work today, I was reading blogs and came across this article:

Atheists Threaten Legal Action Over Nativity Scene

I read the article.  Basically, some atheists in Michigan are annoyed that they have to put up with all the Christian mumbo jumbo and simply want to put a sign next to the Nativity Scene saying:

“There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell.

There is only our natural world.

Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

True story.

I am not an atheist, but if you are I am totally cool with that.

So this got me thinking.  Why the hell are so many people offended with beliefs?  Why the hell are so many people offended by a nativity scene then they are say, the cover of Philadelphia Magazine doting a picture of a woman with a post-it note bikini?  That offended me.  But I chose not to buy the magazine and just bitch to my boyfriend who surprisingly didn’t get where I was coming from.  “Where is this magazine cover, Darlene?”

I don’t care about what anyone believes. Seriously.  I don’t care if you believe in God, Sharma, Satan, Jesus or the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man.

Since when did religion become more taboo than sex?

Let’s look at it

In our public schools:

     There is no more “one nation under God.”

     But there are lots of prepubescent girls dressing like the next town whore.

In our media:

     I hear words like “faith” “religion” “beliefs” but I can’t remember the last time I heard “God” or “Jesus.”

     I see more nakedness, hear more sex-talk and have to look at more cleavage in advertising then I could want to look at in a go-go bar.

At sporting events: and in schools:

    We pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

    Waaaitt….. there is something missing. Wasn’t.. God in there?  Somewhere?

    In the meantime, I get to look at cheerleaders at football games, ballgirls at baseball games, dancers at basketball games and the chicks at the hockey games that come out during the intermission.  Has anyone else noticed that more than 10% of the female population these days watches and attends sporting events?  I am one of those women, and yet, despite my offense, I watch the games anyway.

Because… it doesn’t freaking matter.  I get over it.  Like we should.  Just get over the fact that the world is not custom tailored to our specific needs.  There are going to be things that offend us or make us a little uncomfortable.  There will be situations where we have to use common freaking sense and make a choice.

If you don’t like it then …

Don’t look at it.

Don’t buy it.

Don’t drink it.

Don’t read it.

Don’t eat it.

Don’t wear it.

Don’t listen to it.

Don’t praise it.

Author: D. A. M. Steelman

I could get through life just fine quoting heavy metal lyrics.

23 thoughts on “If You Don’t Like It.. Then Don’t.”

  1. Agree! I don’t quite understand the offense either. Are we a country that is supposed to welcome people of all beliefs? Why should we suppress any religious expression (that doesn’t violate another’s human rights)?


  2. We had the same problem here. Well, a few towns over. The Nativity was placed on a government lawn and then the FFRF wanted it taken down. Which I understand, no one should feel like they won’t get a fair trial if they don’t believe and if the first thing they see is a Nativity scene they may feel like the trial won’t be fair. Then they wanted to put up their banner. The banner was put up and all the religious people started to complain, and doing the same the FFRF was doing in the first place. The mayor stated that any religion or beliefs is permitted to post a banner or whatever. That there were more corners on the lawn. I may not agree with religious mumbo jumbo on government property, but I do think others should ask if they can post something before they get all heated.
    For the most part I look away, or change the channel. Unless it is something that can harm me or others in some way, then I might speak up about it. Or if I just want to argue about something and speak my mind.


  3. Complaining will always be a major pastime of some people — having a positive attitude means embracing adversity and recognizing that no person understands the origin of the universe, etc. so best to allow everyone to have their beliefs.


  4. I tend to push the limits of tolerance in my blog. But I don’t like to categorically dismiss anyone’s beliefs–because I don’t know what’s really true. The problem comes when others try to tell you what to believe. Atheists get offended when it appears that a belief is being thrust upon them. But in the end, very seldom are anyone’s core beliefs changed by signs and nativity scenes. People need to chill.


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