Ovid (publius_ovidius) wrote,
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WWID

I am sick, sick, sick of those damned "WWJD" stickers. They offend me. They don't offend me due to a reference to Jesus. I don't care what your beliefs are. What offends me is the implication of WWJD. There is no "I" in Jesus. To all of those Christians out there who have those asinine WWJD bumper stickers, t-shirts, wrist bracelets, etc., I just want to scream take a little personal fucking responsibility, people!

I don't give a damn about what Jesus would do. Jesus is dead. Get over it. What would you do? Do you really believe your god is saying "thou art a mindless zombie who must not think for yourself"? Do you really believe a book written for humans, transcribed by humans, now existing as the NIV, the KJV, the TEV, with or without Apocrypha, that's partially read by a few people, understood by even fewer and is riddled with contradictions (and some great sex scenes and a few creepy ones) and glorifies behavior that many of us would find horrifying is a complete, accurate guide for your life?

I want a WWID bumper sticker. What Would I Do? Most people, if left to their own devices, are quite capable of knowing the difference between right and wrong. They may not follow it, but they're able to reach those conclusions without some dead guy who spoke Aramaic telling them what to do.

Personal responsibility is dead in this country and much of the blame lies with the Christians who want to legislate discrimination (i.e., there are great Christians out there, but a vocal minority SUCK) and Republicans who bow down to them.
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