Misplaced deities

From: "Rev. Ivan Stang" <stang@subgenius.com>
Date: Sun, Jul 20, 2003

polar bear <bear@pole.com> wrote:
> Luna <lunachick@NOSPAMmindspring.com> wrote:
> > polar bear <bear@pole.com> wrote:
> > > "John C. Randolph"<jcr@nospam.idiom.com> wrote:
> > > > "nu-monet v6.0" wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > [a story about some bible-thumpers getting hassled by the cops]
> > > >
> > > > I hope you're just making this up. A false accusations is bloody rotten
> > > > thing to do, even if you are directing them at bible-thumpers.
> > > >
> > > Ahh don't be such a wuss. These are the same people that drop a dime
> > > on you when they look over your shoulder at the public library and see
> > > you reading something "seditious." You think they wouldn't round YOU
> > > up and send you to a re-education camp if they could get the law on
> > > their side? They are nothing less than American Taliban, my
> > > friend.... every bloody one of them.
> > >
> > > pb
> >
> > Generalizations like that reall burn me. Lumping people together and
> > attributing an aspect to all of them is exactly the kind of evil that gets
> > perpetrated against minority groups. It doesn't make it any less wrong to
> > do it to a majority group, just probably less accurate, since the bigger
> > the group the wider the variations among the people in the group. Not all
> > bible-thumpers and street ministries are fanatics.
> They all share a common feature though, and that's the simple fact that
> THEY'RE OUT THERE. In other words, they are convinced that their
> beliefs warrant action. Were these people ever to gain political
> power, I have no doubt they'd use it to bend everyone else to their
> will (Taliban). They couldn't help but do otherwise because that's the
> nature of ideology. It admits no alternatives.
> Here's another generalization for you: There's really only two types
> of people in the world. Those that think they know what's best for
> you, and the rest of us, who just want to be left alone.
> Which group do you belong to?

I am an officer in the Leave-Everybody-Else-Alone Police.

The idea is to MAKE people leave each other alone -- by force if

4th Stangian Orthodox MegaFisTemple Lodge of the Wrath of Dobbs Yeti,
Resurrected (Rev. Ivan Stang, prop.)

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