13 April 2005 @ 02:21 pm
On A Fuckin' Roll Today, Folks  
Irked by the success of the nationwide Day of Silence, which seeks to combat anti-gay bias in schools, conservative activists are launching a counter-event this week called the Day of Truth aimed at mobilizing students who believe homosexuality is sinful.

OK, stop whatcha doin', 'cause I'm about to ruin the image and the style that you're used to. Wasn't the whole point of the 'Day of Silence' to peacefully say "here's a thought, stop beating down people just because you don't agree with them"? Students chose to organize this, and pulled it off...so, now, a religious and political group wants to "counter" it with an aggressive, loud, in-your-face protest, effectively. Oh, they say, it's meant to be "peaceful and respectful," but Mike Johnson, an Alliance Defense Fund attorney, made it clear it is motivated by belief that homosexuality is wrong. "You can call it sinful or destructive -- ultimately it's both," he said. So, the day after thousands of students, nationwide, choose to remain silent, showing quiet support for an idea they believe in, harming and harassing no one, peacefully participating, we'll have a loud, sloganed, sponsored protest, by a bunch of people who actually seem to think that people who believe differently than they believe are wrong and should be punished and subjugated.

Day of Truth, my ass. I don't know how much more plainly to put this, folks:

Belief Is Not Truth.

Belief is something YOU accept, it is not universal Truth. Moreover, morals are not truth. Morals are YOUR choice of how you conduct yourself. It is not universal Truth. Truth is based on verifiable Fact...and thus, CANNOT be applied to any mere belief, and especially cannot be applied to religion.

You want to live a certain way, you go right ahead, be my guest. When your life coincides with another's, and you try to force your way of life on another, then you have a problem. Now, my BELIEF is that we all have to live together on this rock, and it works better when we all get along. My BELIEF is that anyone's choice of sexual partner, between consenting adults, has no bearing on YOUR life. If you can come up with some FACTUAL way that shows me this belief is in error, then by all means, bring it on.

The funniest part related to all this sort of goings-on is that these are the same uptight people who claim THE REST OF US are obsessed with sex. Wait, WE'RE the ones obsessed with sex? Who is it that goes through the Disney films, looking for prurient things? Who is it that claims women are sexual objects? Who is it that wants to know who everyone else is fucking? I'll take the Uber-Conservative Jesus Crispies for $400, Alex. If there was anyone obsessed with sex, it's that group that apparently isn't getting any. Who wants to start a new lobbying group to get them laid? Seems like they'd chill out if they just had regular, guilt-free orgasms.

I hate it here.
egonix on April 13th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)
Run For President

no seriously, do it.
fear & loathing on capitol hill: Bush4gonzo_md on April 13th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)
he's got my vote.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Burn The Worldarchmage on April 13th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
You know the only thing that stops me? I refuse to be a member of any political party...and that not only gives me a financial disadvantage, but a political one. Independents simply do not win...there are too many people who automatically vote party lines.

That, and I don't want the top job. I'd rather be in a position where I can be useful and make a difference...and the American Presidency ain't it. Too much bullshit, too little actual work.
Michael: howlakaspeedo on April 13th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
And amen.
Nathanneoatmus on April 13th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
*sighs* only these people would turn fucking into a crime....
wesa on April 13th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
I sent that to Carl, and he respondes with this:

I love reading Frank's rants. He rocks.
Seriously though. That's fucked up.

"Oh Noes! The liberal's are actually succeeding in teaching their ideals of peaceful protest to their children! Quick, we must organize a campaign of intolerence and hatred to counter it!"

fear & loathing on capitol hillgonzo_md on April 13th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
wesa on April 13th, 2005 11:13 pm (UTC)
you love that icon.
fear & loathing on capitol hillgonzo_md on April 13th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
but your anus is bleeding
wesa on April 13th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
and my spoon is too big
fear & loathing on capitol hill: Gonzo pimp!gonzo_md on April 13th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
and......I'm....uh...a pimp
wesa on April 14th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
With that, we should be done. Not sure Frank would appreciate this threadjack, as it were.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Rock Bunnyarchmage on April 14th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
Nah, feel free. I'm all about seeing friends laugh.
wesa on April 14th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
Ok then. We do this in everyone else's journals....
Sribbles McBottomfootachmanage on April 14th, 2005 12:43 am (UTC)
yeah. and kill the president. and stuff.
Cameronhpl on April 14th, 2005 05:53 am (UTC)
You might want to be careful with things like that. If the Secret Service sees that, you could be facing jail time.
Sribbles McBottomfootachmanage on April 14th, 2005 12:27 pm (UTC)
you can tell that to the liberal who slapped it on a t-shirt and sold it on cafepress.com.

besides, the secret service already knows who i am.
bojo427bojo427 on April 13th, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC)
"When your life coincides with another's, and you try to force your way of life on another, then you have a problem."

Exactly! That's the line. Prior to crossing it, life is all about you and anything you choose to do is your right.

Tainted religion- the basic messages point straight to the idea of living your life and not hampering others in their quest to live theirs-
Don't kill people
Don't take things that don't belong to you
Don't ruin someone's happy relationship (if they do it, then it's their right)
Don't lie about others, it affects how the world sees them
Ect, Ect.

It's not the "religon" that is at fault, it's the people altering it to suit their ideals. Damn near every major religion shares the above beliefs, there must be a shred of truth in there.

Don't hate life here, it's a riot of amusement. Take it seriously, but not too seriously. All you can do to counter bad things is to teach your opened-minded attitudes to others through example. Once the freakiness angers you, it's in control of you.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Archmage Drinkingarchmage on April 14th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
Mostly, I find it pathetic and funny...still don't like it, but I'm above it. But Spider Jerusalem is my hero, and it's SUCH a useful turn of phrase: "I hate it here".
frantic_eyes on April 14th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC)
Random question. Is there any way to save a flash movie off a web page, then burn it to a cd?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 14th, 2005 06:34 am (UTC)
Sure, check the source code and get the actual URL of the SWF file, then plug THAT into the address bar. Once it comes up, just go to File ->Save Page As... (or whatever is similar on your browser).

I do this a lot. ;)
lovemotionstory: palenstinian women cryinglovemotionstory on April 14th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
yeah... these are the things in life that really make me cry. you said it all honey, beliefs are not truths.
The Cynic: Stewiediscordian on April 14th, 2005 04:53 am (UTC)
You know... I read this and ... and I promised myself I wouldn't do this. But may be, if we could just say this once... if only to each other... that we're not gonna protest.


That we're not gonna protest?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 14th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
deathcythe_25deathcythe_25 on April 14th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC)
Or you can move to a different country that has their own views on stuff...Take Germany for example.