Originally Posted by Jillian80
That also means freedom FROM religion. This kind of shit pisses me off too.
I watched the fireworks display for Birmingham on TV and they had a speaker at the beginning who said 'This country was founded by divine intervention and its inhabitants will follow god, our savior'. WTF???
Sweetheart, that was in Birmingham, Alabama
When you think you have it bad, come up here to Tulsa and watch broadcast TV on a Sunday morning. Yikes.
That huckster Oral Roberts has a whole university here, which continues to do amazingly well, despite the fact that he told people he would die if he didn't get $8 million in donations. A fool and their money will soon be parted...he got the money.
Another televangelist ran a commercial up here advising people to be glad that "God hasn't killed us" - he went on to say that the fact that we were still alive is proof that "God is merciful" to use his words. I wish I was making this up.
Next time you talk to a Baptist (notorious for huge church facilities), ask them how big their church is...if it's approaching the size of a mall, ask them how many poor or starving people they could have helped "Save" with the money they sank into bricks and mortar.
It's not the religious right that is a problem, it's the religious anything
that is a problem.