Just because I don't know yet how to take a proper screenshot to send to STFU Believers, I wanted to share this with y'all.
A friend on Facebook wrote this status the other day:
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. - Francis Bellamy, as originally written in 1892
Knowing this guy's politics pretty well and resting assured he knows how I feel, I replied:
Wow. You really don't love your country.
A woman responded:
No but he loves all the freedom it brings him. (;
You gotta acknowledge god in order to love your country?
I was just joking.
She wasn't. And the terrifying/sad thing about it is that she's not alone.
I mean, seriously.
These sentiments presented and pushed by people like the unofficial prophet Glenn Beck and his fellow tea baggers just freak me the fuck out.
Turn back to god, they say. That'll save our country.
I don't want your god running my country. He's a fucking power-hungry, narcissistic, racist, hate-filled, misogynistic, privileged lunatic if you people are in any way representative.