Posts Tagged “compassion”

About 20 children are receiving the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER....the presence of our God and our Lord Jesus Christ! Thx Tom Thompson for that perspective. / John Rennard, via FacebookThe Newtown massacre that happened yesterday in my home state of Connecticut seems to have brought the worst out of this country’s Christians. They’re exhibiting rude, vicious, and insulting behavior like never before … all in the name of using this slaughter in order to promote their Jesus. As I blogged yesterday, Bryan Fischer of the AFA did it, and so did Fox News pundit Mike Huckabee, and militant Creationist Eric Hovind.

But this sort of wingnutty cretinism in the name of Christianity is not limited just to these three. Other Christians — of the ordinary rank-&-file sort — are getting into the act, showing us just how insulting they can be in their effort to spread “the good news” of Jesus Christ and to display their Christian “compassion.”

For instance, an apparently devout Christian named John Rennard made the following announcement on Facebook:

About 20 children are receiving the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER….the presence of our God and our Lord Jesus Christ! Thx Tom Thompson for that perspective.

Don’t believe me? Fine. You don’t have to. Have a look at the screen-shot of this little gem (thumbnail above, full-size here):

About 20 children are receiving the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER....the presence of our God and our Lord Jesus Christ! Thx Tom Thompson for that perspective. / John Rennard, via Facebook

I honestly don’t know what’s worse here … that two Christians (Mr Rennard, and this “Tom Thompson”) actually camme up with this rude pronouncement, or that 46 other people “liked” it on Facebook.

I must thank Mr Rennard, Mr Thompson, and the other Christians who “liked” this, for providing such a sterling example of what’s wrong with Christianity. Well done, guys! My hat’s off to you.

Photo credit: John Rennard, via Facebook.

Hat tip: Friendly Atheist.

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Let’s hear it for how great religiosity is, how it makes everyone so moral and upright, how it promotes compassion and peace. Let’s hear about how, if atheists ran everything, things would be no better than they’d been in the “wild west” because those atheists have no morals and will abuse, hurt and even kill others at will.

Yeah, let’s hear all of that crap. At the same time, we’d have to ignore the fact that threats have been made against a landowner, over an atheist billboard in Cincinnati (as reported by the Kentucky Post):

Godless Billboard Moved After Threats

In the wake of multiple, significant threats, the downtown billboard that says “Don’t Believe In God? You are not alone” came down early Thursday morning. …

The group that funded the billboard, the United Coalition of Reason, was contacted by Lamar Advertising of Cincinnati. Lamar reported that the landowner of the site had been threatened over the billboard’s message and wanted it taken down.

The billboard has been relocated to a place where threats will — hopefully — not force it down again:

The new location on the 6th Street Expressway, U.S. Highway 50, is owned by Lamar and therefore isn’t subject to landowner restrictions. The billboard will face east, visible on the left to traffic traveling west out of the city across the viaduct toward the suburbs of Delhi and Price Hill.

Definitely this is a case of religionists expressing their compassion for others and their peaceful ways. They truly are compassionate and peaceful … but only where other believers are concerned. When it comes to atheists and their billboards, the compassion and peace fly right out the window. How nice.

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