I don't have much tolerance for religion but I don't really talk about it with people because they all get pissed off and what's the point?
But I've had it up to here with religious phonies. I really don't have problem with someone who goes to church and lives a quiet life and doesn't want to rock the boat too much--just lead a good, quiet life. That's fine.
I hate the activists. Why aren't we seeing a massive outpouring of Christians protesting the tobacco companies for example?? And I don't care if they're hardcore RW fanatics or the kinder, gentler variety. Where are they? These corporations are poisoning us--all of us, addicting people and laying 400,000 a year in their graves in America alone. I would play more open mic nights at the bars--they've asked me to and I would like to--but I cannot stand the smoke-filled rooms. Once every few months is all I can tolerate.
Where are the Christians trying to put the tobacco giants out of business? They can elect and reelect an asshole president, they can build gigantic churches, they can rake millions in donations every year and not pay a cent in taxes, they can own television networks, open state-of-the-art bible colleges, rant and rave endlessly about morality--but they can't get off their goddamn asses and put a truly immoral, destructive industry of ruthless drug pushers out of business. They can whine about Terri Schaivo lying comatose and brainless in her hospital bed but ignore all the ones hacking their lungs out in hospices waiting to die.
They can go into the street and lay down in front of abortion clinics and scream how life is sacred but they can't do that in front of R.J. Reynolds corporate HQ. They can shoot a doctor but not a tobacco exec whose doing everything in his power to addict your children and succeeding at it because no one's stopping him.
Don't talk to me about the good you do. SHOW ME! I'm sick of your shit.