Preface: I want you all to know that I’m supposed to be writing a 12-page Labor Relations paper on unions right now, but I’m so
that I can’t concentrate.
This whole “God bless you” thing. Saying it when someone sneezes, cool.
Saying it when someone makes a gesture of kindness, cool.
Saying it in church, obviously cool.
SAYING IT WHEN YOU’RE USING IT AS A PASSIVE-AGGRESSIVE, NARCISSISTIC, INSULT IS NOT OKAY!
When someone disagrees with you, or is expressing opinions different to yours, or just plain annoys the crap out of you with their “godlessness,” don’t fucking tell them “I’ll pray for you,” “you need Jesus,” “God bless you,” or any other backhanded Christian “blessing” that you guys toss around.
It makes the rest of us hope to death that you’re wrong in your entire eschatological belief, and that there’s some way we can point and laugh at you in the Afterlife.
Oh! and quoting frickin’ Bible verses, too! Why don’t you just meander on over to Matthew 23:12:
“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
Yeah. Remember that one? Oh, you don’t? Is it possibly because you use a 1,500 year old book to your own ends, and just ignore the parts you don’t like?
And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing!
Personally, I think Jesus’ overall message was spot on:
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” – John 13:34
But you guys, as his followers, have missed the entire boat, and are now treading water in the river “Douchebag”…
I don’t know where this holier than thou thing came about, because the basis of the Christian religion is in all of the vagrants, the poor, and the hated, and I’m pretty sure all of those people who actually walked with Rabbi Yeshua probably want to smack the hell out of today’s Christians. Sure, there are genuinely compassionate, sweet, and well-meaning Christians, but the ones that insist on being total jerks are messing up your message guys.
So if you’re a Christian, and you do crap like this, remember that God knows your thoughts and intentions, and “blessing” someone just to incense them, incenses Him.
And if you’re a Christian who doesn’t do crap like this, tell your douchebag friends to knock it off, because most likely all I’m going to get here is a string of “God bless you” and “I’ll pray for you” comments…