Monday, December 13, 2010

Oh goodie....

The in-ghost-believing, tribal-standards-following Salvation Army is refusing to hand out any Harry Potter books or Twilight-related toys citing 'occult associations' as the reason.

Fer shit's sake....

The Salvation Army bases its entire philosophy on worship of an invisible man who can be stopped by iron chariots, who orders the rape and murder of innocent children; who is responsible for thousands upon thousands of murders; who requires people to own slaves and who absolves those people of any wrong doing if they accidentally kill those slaves by beating them to death. If one actually believes the drivel that is the bible they are in MUCH worse shape than those who read the likes of Harry Potter, which they know is ALSO a fantasy - one that is far less damaging to people - children especially - because JK Rowling is nothing at all like the pope and his legions of baby-raping priests.

I hope you will all reconsider what you're doing when you're handing money over to these dinosaurs.... they haven't stopped once in all their history to consider exactly what it is they presume to espouse. They haven't a clue what they believe in and they don't know 2% of what's in their so-called 'holy' books - if they did, they'd stop with the ban on what EVERYONE knows is fantasy and burn the bloody bible!

And on that note, I'd like to reprint a great article by Calgary writer, Jeremy Klausus, who is a grad of my university and who has recently become a delicious shade of edgy in his writing;

Here you go:
A blog by Calgary freelance writer Jeremy Klaszus.

Calgarians and the Palin/Graham cause

(click to go to the original, which is way prettier in it's natural state)

Um, Calgary?
I know you're busy, but you know that shoebox program? The one intended to convert poor kids to Christianity? The one that benefits from tons of glowing local news coverage each year? The one you can't publicly question without being labelled a Scrooge? The one that you — yes, you — help support with your tax dollars — you knew that, didn't you? — thanks to the involvement of local emergency services (ambulances and helicopters!) that back the cause each year?
Yes, that's the one. Operation Christmas Child. Run by Franklin Graham and Samaritan's Purse.
Well, you might be interested in knowing that Samaritan's Purse trotted out none other than Sarah Palin to help give out shoeboxes in Haiti on the weekend. From CNN:
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrived in Haiti on Saturday as part of a humanitarian delegation led by evangelist Franklin Graham and his relief organization Samaritan's Purse.
"I am pleased that Gov. Palin will accompany us on a brief trip to Haiti this weekend, and I appreciate her willingness to visit Haiti during such troubled times," Graham said in a statement on the organization's website.
"I believe Gov. Palin will be a great encouragement to the people of Haiti and to the organizations, both government and private, working so hard to provide desperately needed relief."
Palin — along with husband Todd and daughter Bristol — "distributed Christmas shoe-box gifts to children, held the feet of baby cholera victims and offered solace to homeless quake survivors," according to AFP.
But don't worry, Calgary. None of this was political. Nasty reporters tried to talk politics with Palin, but she wouldn't have it. "The reason why I won't be answering questions is because we don't need to be getting political here today, okay folks," she said.
That's a relief, isn't it? Imagine if it had been political. That would mean that in addition to supporting Samaritan's Purse's missionary work, Calgary taxpayers would, in a roundabout way, be helping Palin in her endless quest for more, more, more publicity before the 2012 U.S. election.
And that would be kind of embarrassing, no?

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