DEAR LORD, THIS YEAR YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTOR, PATRICK SWAYZIE. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE ACTRESS, FARAH FAWCETT. YOU TOOK MY FAVORITE SINGER, MICHAEL JACKSON. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT IS BARACK OBAMA. AMEN.
Both of whom are "Christians." I said nothing when my sister-in-law posted it, because we were on the outs several years ago and that was fun for no one, particularly my brother. And, being a good sister, I'm trying to avoid passing any sort of judgement on my sister-in-law that could possibly lead to that situation again. However. When my cousin posted this, I could not resist, and commented:
Glad you're basically asking God to kill people. Just so you know, that's not really nice
Um. Yeah. I get that some people may not like Obama. Personally, I don't have a problem with him. People can bitch (pardon my French) about the economy all they want, but it was like this before he got into office. And to be uber-political: I like the idea that the poor lady down the street who has no job because of disability might one day be able to get in to see a doctor and get some medicine that she needs at an affordable price thanks to a nation-wide health plan. Excuse me for loving my neighbor.
Don't they realise they are negating everything they supposedly believe in (democracy, religion, the Bible, government of the people, for the people, by the people) by publicly announcing this nonsense?
I suppose this is one of those things I shall never understand.
Edited to add my current Facebook status:
I may not agree with your beliefs. I may not agree with your politics. I may not even like you very much. But at least I won't ask for the Divine to come down and kill you. Amen.