Am I the only one who reads these and counts the number of “sins” they’d be going to hell for if there really was a God? On the last sign I think I had 8 out of 13. This time around I was too busy shaking my head to count, but I’m guilty of lots of them. Does anyone know the source?
There wasn’t enough room for my response, so I’m reblogging. Lol. Yes, these are real signs. When I was at Uni, a group of men like this came to my school and started spouting off really unsavory things about their ideas on what it means to be Christian and female and male and Muslim and Pagan and atheist and any other religion really, and how white people are the dominant race…UGH! It sucked.
A bunch of students were yelling at them to leave, some were cursing at them, and some were trying to debate with them, but they were talking over the students with their loudspeakers. I wanted to confront the leader, but he was this big man and I was scared for half a second. But, I knew that I couldn’t let people like this espouse such lies, so I walked up to the leader who had the mic and called him and his group out on their bs. (Mind you I am Christian and mixed and I know my history, so that didn’t work very well for them.) Then the leader of the group started talking about how African Americans—which I am—and Native Americans—which I am—deserved to be slaves and wiped from the Earth, and how this is written in the Tanakh, Bible and Qur’an. (Which makes me wonder what color the sky is in his world, because that makes no sense whatsoever, but I digress…) I had to check myself because I could feel the rage coming up and I knew that he was trying to piss me off so that I’d act like a stereotype.
So I called them out on all that too. Then, more people came to debate with them too and the hate-filled “Christian” group was becoming very frustrated. Especially, since there were more of us, we were talking over them now. (I think that they forgot that they were on a college campus where some of us actually study and learn about things. ^_^)
I couldn’t take it once the leader started talking about how people in the Civil Rights movement deserved to be beat by the police and have dogs sicked on them, about how we need to return to segregation and how the KKK needs to take their power back. My family has had a lot of bad things happen to them because of colonialism and the system of white supremacy, and that was like a major slap in the face. So I walked off with my friend and we reported all of this to the Administration, only to be told that they were in a free speech zone and had the right to be there. (I had no words for that. That’s when my friend went off on the Admins. You’d think that he was tired from debating with fools.)
So my friend had the idea for us to report it to the school paper, which we did and a lot of people who didn’t know about this event were pissed. I mean, people were talking about this group for weeks! Eventually, and I do mean eventually, these guys weren’t allowed at the school anymore.
This whole event reinforced my belief that it doesn’t matter if you are religious or not, some humans are filled with hate and will use anything that they can to spread their hatred. ::kanyeshrug::