So, this happened…
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church announced Thursday plans to picket Saturday’s funeral for Elizabeth Edwards in Raleigh, North Carolina.
And why, you may ask, are they protesting her funeral? Well, here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth (or perhaps “ass’ mouth,” would be more a propos):
(click to embiggen if case you can’t read it, cause I ain’t about to waste time transcribing this abhorrent nonsense)
Here I was thinking “Godsmack” was a shitty nu-metal band from the late 90s. But apparently, it’s totally a legit religious term for being smoted by WBC’s invisible fairy tale god.
Which, I can’t help but notice, bears a striking resemblance to everyone else’s god.
I do hate lumping the extremists in with the moderates. Honestly, I do. And I have nothing but profound respect for those who fancy themselves followers of Christ and choose not to condemn the recently deceased. But what exactly are the members of Westboro Baptist doing, except reading the bible and following the interpretation that they believe the “Holy Spirit” is revealing to them? Isn’t that what, like, every Christian on Earth does?
Help me out with this one, Christians. How does one go about showing WBC members that they’re wrong, theologically? It’s my view that you can’t. Not without it boiling down to “my interpretation vs. your interpretation.”
Basing one’s morality on an archaic book is a recipe for failure. Basing it instead on the principles of humanism might have some of the same pitfalls, but at least the results are better.