Category: hate

Public Proclaimer Ministries

So a month ago (probably longer now) a hate preacher appeared on the campus of Morehead State University. 

I planned on writing the responses of the crowd, went around and talked to an upwards of 50 people- Including a LOT of Christians, atheists, agnostics, Buddhists, and some undisclosed- professors, police officers, and of course students. However, after the event I made the decision not to make the post because I figured it did not need any more attention drawn to it. 

I now see my mistake. These kinds of events NEED attention drawn to them(especially after the fact, less so during). 

During this hate preachers spiel he covered everything from homosexuality being a sin, to slavery (and how white people were the reason it ended)- The most appalling thing he said was that its not rape if she doesn’t yell out or fight. That comment sent many people in to tears.
He made a blog post about his experience(the hate preacher) and explained how the crowd spent a large amount of the more than four hours he was there cussing at him, meanwhile he happened to neglect the fact that he spent the time calling the crowd “sluts” and “whores”. 

So here were the responses of the crowd: 
Only ONE person said they agreed with what he was preaching, but disagreed with how he was going about it.
Only one person opted to not share their opinion with me.
Some of the atheists I asked said that this is what made people anti-theist, others said that they were simply disgusted with the display. 
The majority of the responses I got said that it was wrong and shouldn’t be allowed on campus. 
Of every Christian I asked I got the same responses- “I believe in god, but not that god”- “He’s not reading my bible” – “God is all loving, this man is just hateful” – “That’s not Christianity as I know it” 

Regardless of belief everyone had two common statements that they all agreed upon- This is NOT the way to share your beliefs, and no one should be giving it attention. 

That second one really struck me… Nearly everyone agreed that no one should give him attention(including me) and yet we were all there standing, watching, interacting with him, talking about him. Why, if we all agreed that he shouldn’t be given attention were we all there? 

Some of us felt defensive and felt the need to stand up for their own beliefs, or for their rights as people. Some were there for entertainment- this was especially evident in those who were playing bingo with everything he said… 

In the beginning it was simply scary, the things he was willing to say and preach, the fact that he was belligerently ignoring counter points. 

Near the end it was just the crowd heckling him. 

But all the while he smiled. Whether we were fighting him or belittling him he continued to smile… 

And he’s coming back.  

I wish I could just ask people not to go and they would. But, seeing how it went last time I doubt that will happen. 

Regular

Atheophobia on campus

Morehead State University.

In a building called Rader there was a religious hand written flyer on the cork board next to the room where SSA meets.

I support freespeech and freedom of religion so I wasn’t phased by this.

When another was added I was actually inspired by them to share some perspective as well. Im also a firm believer in equal representation.

When I added a flyer(hand written) almost word for word of a post I’ve made on here it looked pristine on the board.

Today I came in to find it crumbled and torn. The only flyer in this shape.

My response was to add another note above stating “dear whomever took to crumbling and tearing the message below: your acts display no grace, kindness, or acceptence. They say more about you and your beliefs than the ones on the paper you defiled. I hope you find a way to manage your intolerance and hate.”

Today’s post is dedicated to John Hamill.  “You can safely…

Today’s post is dedicated to John Hamill

“You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image, when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”
– Anne Lamott

Ladies and gents, this is what cowardice looks like. He blocks…

Ladies and gents, this is what cowardice looks like. He blocks me so that I can’t reblog and then proceeds to publish several posts about me. This is libel, slander, and harassment. “Gentiles”, which means non-Jews, are crazy, but look at how obsessive he is. If anyone is psychologically unfit, it’s this guy.

Anyway coward, keep this up and I’m reporting you and to date, the blogs I’ve reported have been shut down for good. Funny enough, the most recent one was an actual anti-Semite who told one of his interlocutors that she should be put in an oven because she “looks Jew.” You obviously don’t know what real anti-Semitism or racism look like. I do know what obsession and hate look like. It looks like your blog. This is why I don’t regret being rude to you from the start because you’re consistently hateful and rude towards non-Jews; your hate is even proudly displayed on your blog’s headline. And I know you have another blog going under a similar name; I’ll report them both because anyone can see that this is clear harassment from someone who has already called me a “fuck” and other things. “Bullheaded” means stubborn and is more an assessment of your incapacity to cede a point, let alone change your mind or let bygones be bygones. I’ve no interest in talking to you. Again, push your luck and I’m reporting both your blogs.

These are Jews on Tumblr folks. So far I’ve met only one that wasn’t hateful and obnoxious. I’ve met a few like this guy though. They basically push your buttons to get you to at least appear as though you hate one of them so that they can then accuse you of hating anyone that identifies as a Jew. No, I don’t hate the Jews in my local synagogue. I see them regularly and exchange smiles and good mornings with them. I don’t even hate rude and spiteful Christians and Jews on this site. I do highly dislike the way they accuse people of hatred when the fact of the matter is that the shoe fits them perfectly.

Logically.

Logically.