Thursday, April 10, 2008

Going to church doesn't make you a christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

I have a love/hate relationship with hypocrites. I hate that they exist in the first place because it's one thing to lie to other people, but they just lie to themselves. I love it when they're brought out in the open though. This week specifically it's religious hypocrites. So unless you've been living in a hole for the last week, you've heard all about the raid on that creepy-ass Warren Jeffs' compound.

We know now that there was nothing *good* or *God-like* going on at this place. It was nothing but sexual predators disguising themselves as a religion in order to justify their acts. Gross. It was accepted because the women were scared to leave and it just perpetuated the cycle. The girls were married to their 60 year old uncles as soon as they started menstruating and were forced to have sex with them. What kind of religion should *force* anyone to do anything? Or for that matter, keep you from doing something. If you want to cut your hair, what does God have to say about that?

So anyway, I'm very glad that while they took about 420 children out of this compound, 123 women left on their own accord. This says that even though they stayed there, they were afraid to leave until they knew they were protected and their children were safe. Unfortunately, they will never be able to fully integrate to society. It sucks, some of the younger kids might be okay, but the ones with kids of their own and the adults will never truly feel 'safe'. Not that they did before, but they've been raised with a distrust of society in general. On that note, my feel good thing of the day is: Be accepting today of someone who is different than you, you never know, they may have gone through something similar.

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