I’m over flowing with Schadenfreude today.
Rick Warren’s son killed himself over the week end.
For those who wonder who Rick Warren is. He’s the Jesus peddling owner of a McMegaChurch. a multimillionaire god fraud snake oil peddler.
A while back he was associated with Scott Lively and the Uganda Kill the Gays Law.
Now, whenever there is an earthquake, tornado, hurricane or terrorist attack you can count on these god fraud salesmen crawling out from under their rocks to blame this natural disaster on god punishing us for not being cruel enough to LGBT people and women.
Of course many of these disasters take place in some hell holes that are just about as mean to women and LGBT folks as is possible outside of torturing and murdering them.
They don’t much like us atheists either because we have this nasty habit of pointing out the obvious deficiencies and moral lapses of their imaginary all powerful invisible bigot in the sky.
Things like Hitler. As Eddie Izzard put it, “If there was a god wouldn’t you imagine him as seeing Hitler and just reaching down and flicking his head off, while saying oops he was a mistake.”
Well that sort of thing never happened because… Well god as the Christian know him is, surprise, surprise a bit of an anti-Semite. I know, shared book and all that, but it seems like the imaginary sky chaps from the desert hate the Jews, well except for Yahweh aka he whose name shall not be mentioned.
All that aside I’m not going to picket Rick Warren’s son’s funeral. Maybe if they have time Westboro can pencil it in on their to do list.
The peddlers of pious platitudes have launched a pre-emptive strike against nasty queer atheists like me. I especially liked the one in USA Today.
The kid is dead. He hasn’t gone home to heaven. As was pointed out to me many years ago when I was still under the spell of Catholicism, “Suicides go to hell.” The Catholics won’t bury them in ground they’ve done a magic spell on.
I spent the 1980s and a fair part of the 1990s listening to religious bastards preach about god’s punishment as dozen of gay male friends of mine got ill and died.
Over the years I have seen so many of my trans-friends commit suicide because of religious abuse.
So today I feel Schadenfreude. Not only has Maggie Thatcher died but Rick Warren, who has caused so many people so much pain has had pain come into his life.