If so, I have an answer for you. This is why so many people think Christians are a bunch of ignorant bigoted zealot fuckholes. It’s because of assholes like Jerry Falwell who blame 9/11 on the gays. It’s because of people like Pat Robertson who say things like this:
Haitians were originally "under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil," said the 80-year-old former presidential candidate.
"They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it’s a deal," the televangelist said.
"Ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other."
Really Pat? Is that so? Well, good to know I suppose, but… uh, so what? Let’s just jump on the nutjob bandwagon for a moment and say that Mr. Robertson is right. Let’s just pretend that the slave led revolution in Haiti succeeded because they had agreed to serve the devil. Does that mean that we shouldn’t be concerned about all the people suffering? Does that mean that people shouldn’t donate to charities that are trying to help the Haitians who were affected by the earthquake? If that’s what it means then I can almost see where you’re coming from, I mean if you’re trying to convince people not to help then this is a good argument. Well, assuming you’re talking to someone who not only believes in your God but also thinks that anyone who doesn’t serve your God deserves to be left to suffer horrible things even after their initial “punishment”.
However, if you’re in any way a decent human being and you’re NOT trying to stop efforts to lessen the suffering in Haiti, then this was just a stupid fucking thing to say. Whether it’s true or not is irrelevant. If you believe people should be donating time and money and whatever else to help these people, there is absolutely no reason to bring something like this up. None. At all. Which I think brings us to the crux of the reason people hate you and all of the Christians who are anything like you. We hate you because even those of us who aren’t Christian know that Jesus weeps when you act like such a huge hypocrite. You go through the motions of his teachings, doing things like feeding the homeless or donating to charity, but then you also chastise and blame them for their situation. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a story about Jesus where he’s doing shit like that. He’s always helping someone and then telling them they should accept the one true God and then he moves on to the next person to help. He didn’t preach and preach and preach to the people who weren’t interested. He went out and set an example and then everyone who was interested in hearing more of what he had to say could go and hear him preach later. But none of the people who carried on his ideas after he died seemed to get that. They insisted on being huge hypocritical douches.
That is why so many people think Christians are a bunch of ignorant bigoted zealot fuckholes.