Facebook – Racism masquerading as patriotism since 2004

AUSTRALIA WILL BE HOLDING A CENSUS NEXT WEEK.
DON’T LEAVE THE “RELIGION” SECTION BLANK. BE SURE TO AT LEAST MARK CHRISTIAN (OR YOUR OWN FAITH).
1,000,000 MUSLIMS WILL MARK THEIR BOX.
10,000,000 AUSTRALIANS WILL LEAVE IT BLANK THEN WONDER WHY CHRISTMAS CAROLS ARE BEING BANNED IN SCHOOLS! NOT TO MENTION, EASTER HAT PARADES!
IT’S NOT ABOUT RELIGION, IT’S ABOUT KEEPING OUR WAY OF LIFE :)
REPOST IF YOU AGREE!!!

What’s wrong with the above statement?

I think the question should be – What’s right with it??

Seriously? This shit has been plastered all over my facebook for about a week now. So. To the douchebag who wrote it – Why the hell should I mark christianity? What if my own faith makes me a Muslim? Does that make me less of an Australian as you are suggesting?

Bullshit it’s not about religion. If it wasn’t about religion, you wouldn’t have singled out Muslims, blaming them for no christmas carols in schools. If it wasn’t about religion, you would have said “Guys, make sure you mark your religion, whatever that may be, so that we have accurate sensus results so we can have the best planning possible for future years.” But you didn’t.

Instead, you say that there are 1,000, 000 Muslims and 10,000,000 Australians. Blatantly putting it out there that you think being Muslim automatically cancels out their ability to be a citizen. What if their were 1,000,000 buddhist monks? Would you bother writing a status about it then?

Oh what? Muslims BOMB PEOPLE? OHHH. Yes. Why not discriminate against a whole group of people because of a few extremists? Didn’t you listen in history? Remember the crusades? Christianity has, over the years, killed approximately 264,000 people. And they weren’t just bombed. They were tortured. Limbs torn off one by one. Stretched out until they were ripped apart, burned at the stake and countless other atrocities.

But that was in the old days? Yes, because the crazy, extremist Christians don’t exist anymore? Been under a rock and missed the whole Oslo ordeal, have you?

Oh, you’re not all like that? Case and point for the muslim community.

The racism surrounding the Muslim community is ridiculous and it all stems from ignorance and fear. Why not educate yourself.

Oh and that Easter hat parade you’re so worried about losing? Christianity stole that celebration from the Pagan religions when it was forcing itself on the majority of the settled world. Just so you know.

What I don’t understand about gay marriage.

There are a few things I don’t understand about gay marriage.

Firstly. All it is, is this:

Love. People holding hands. Maybe a hand in the wife/husband’s back pocket. Perhaps a kiss on the cheek or a peck on the lips. Everything we see hundreds of people do every day.

I don’t understand what makes people think they have a right to vote on someone else being able to commit to another person. A person that has absolutely nothing to do with them. What makes people think they ought to have an opinion about a relationship they will never be in?

Don’t use the “abomonation against God” excuse. Eat bacon? Your arguement is null and void. Cut your hair? Same. Wear a poly-cotton blend? Yep, you’re going to hell as well. And there will be a whole bunch of pissed off gay people who you refused to let marry down there with you.

As for the “why change something that’s been around for years?” way of thinking – yeah, why change it? Oh that’s right. If we didn’t have change, it would still be legal to buy and sell black people (be it aboriginal, african-american or any other nationality that was subject to slavery). Not to mention, if we didn’t have change, any WOMAN who has an opinion on the subject wouldn’t matter anyway, because you wouldn’t be able to vote.

“Because ‘Family’ is the backbone of Australia” – well. Australia is a paraplegic, because it’s backbone has a 50% chance of breaking. So that arguement is moot too.

The reality is, there is no reason to not legalise marriage. Your religion doesn’t recognise it? WONDERFUL. Good thing it’s not the religion that matters, because God doesn’t make the law. Neither does Allah, Vishnu or the friggen Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Fear is not a reason to prevent someone from committing to another person for the rest of their life. You can’t just say you don’t like GAY marriage. That girl you are stopping from getting married (probably) dreamed of getting alked down the isle by her Daddy in a beautiful white dress. That man (probably) dreamed of proposing to the person they want to spend the rest of their life with. Who cares if she’s walking down the isle to someone else wearing a dress? Who cares if the person he’s propsing too has a dick as well? They don’t, so neither should you.

Not your wedding? Not your problem.