Due to constant misunderstanding with my name I feel the need to change my intro. I am hateful, hateful of religion. I hate what religion does to people and that people use it as an excuse to not think. I have spent many years of my life as an Atheist and have learned to handle my emotions, but no other word quite describes how I feel towards religion short of hate. I am outspoken, open minded, and will share my opinion. If you're looking for someone who will always agree with you, that won't be me.
(Ricky Gervais is my icon photo, I seem to be asked a lot.)
COLUMBUS — The hacktivist group, Anonymous, is threatening to dig up dirt on members of the Columbus Catholic Diocese if a fired gay teacher is not allowed to return to her job at Bishop Watterson High School. The group released a video Friday in support of former phys-ed teacher Carla Hale, who was fired from Bishop Watterson after referring to her partner as her spouse in a published obituary. The Anonymous video includes the group’s trademark Guy Fawkes mask, along with a computer-generated voice that threatens to find “skeletons in the closets” of members of the Diocese if Hale is not reinstated. The video’s release comes after dozens of students gathered outside the Diocese’s Downtown office on Friday morning to protest Hale’s firing.
This has been a big topic of discussion around here as of late. I have been following the story and it is amazing just how many people in central Ohio are willing to openly make bigoted statements in public about a woman who did a great job as a teacher for so many years. I’m quite sure that if “Anonymous” does have to start digging up skeletons it won’t be so hard. Catholics have more skeletons in their closets than Superman has capes.
Atheist Music Video Stirs Controversy: “That Doesn’t Make Sense”
Comedy music video “That Doesn’t Make Sense” debuted yesterday. It’s a catchy song about well-meaning parents trying to answer their daughter’s religion question; its adorable blasphemy ends up nowhere near where you’d expect.
Some interesting discussion is happening in the comments regarding whether faith *should* make sense and whether it’s videos like this — or religions themselves — that are dangerous.
My comment: Thank you for the submission. I wouldn’t normally look to YouTube comments for insightful commentary about religion but something that gets people talking is a good thing. I actually liked this video quite a bit, make sure you watch until the end, it is worth it.