Fair warning: Explicit language throughout.
First of all, I do NOT under any circumstances endorse the picture above. But I AM sick and fucking tired of ignorant, misinformed bullshit such as this being passed around social media as fact. Since when do Canadian kids not sing the national anthem at school? My kids do every day! Sometimes even on weekends! Besides, Oh! Canada is not a prayer! So you're comparing apples and oranges anyway! If we want to make the world a better place, this kind of bigoted misinformation needs to stop. Attitudes need to change. TOLERANCE, ACCEPTANCE, LOVE and CO-OPERATION are the keys to opening up a better society. Hate, ignorance, bigotry and discrimination are the locks standing in the way.
STOP OPPRESSING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM THROUGH HATE!!! THAT'S NOT WHAT CANADA IS ABOUT!!!
Branching also into the general hate on Muslims that comes in the wake of events like Orlando...Do you ever consider the heartbreak “regular” Muslims must feel when the extremists (and those claiming to be extremists) commit these atrocities? How would you feel if a bunch of wackos started killing people in the name of your “God”? Started a Holy War against the unbelievers? (Uh, the Crusades anyone?) “In the name of Jesus Christ, DIE MOTHERFUCKERS!!!” and then all the “every day Christians” get painted with same extremist brush? Wouldn't like that, would you! That's not fair, is it?! Well...
What is you Christians say? “Love one another as I have loved you.” There's no fine print, no qualifiers, no exceptions to the rule. If you truly believe in this most basic of Jesus' teachings and continue to spread hate and intolerance, you're no better than the extremists. Don't hate. But if you're going to hate someone, hate them because they're an ASSHOLE not because they're different than you. That makes YOU the asshole. Don't be a righteous fucking hypocrite sitting on your high horse. FYI, according to Dante hypocrites end up in the 8th Circle of Hell. There's only one worse. Hypocrites are doomed to suffer by plodding around the circle eternally wearing heavy robes covered in gold. A fitting punishment for the sin of appearing holy on the outside but bearing the heavy weight of deceit on the inside. You're weighing down the advancement of the human race, man!
Hey, if this offends you go ahead an unfriend me, block me, delete me. I don't fucking care! It's fucking Facebook or Twitter or whatever. I don't care. And I've got no time, patience or place in my soul for shit like this. We're all made of the same space dust. We all breathe the same air. We all bleed red. We're all human beings. Know your facts. Stop spreading hate, lies and motherfucking BULLSHIT.
“Turn the other cheek” doesn't exactly work. Murderers need to be held accountable no matter what their motivations. But labelling the many on the actions of the few and spreading hate and intolerance is misguided, sad, and doesn't make you a better person. It does the opposite. The world is vast and the people are different. If you don't like that, deal with it. If you don't like me, deal with it. If you don't like what I have to say, deal with it. You may be able to clear your conscience, but you'll never cleanse your soul. Not with hate.
Rant done. Day ruined. Oh well. To quote another Christian, “Onward and upward!”