M y nephew Clint sent me this Christian hate letter he received.I think it speaks for itself. Clint has opened himself up to such expressions of hatred by simply exercising his rights of free speech on his excellent blog. Sometimes these kinds of letters make me wish there really was a hell–for Christians themselves. That would be poetic justice. Of course, the humanist in me just wishes they could be rehabilitated and learn to eliminate their sense of shame, their superstition, their desire for external redemption, take responsibility for their own choices, and and join the “brotherhood of man.” (By identifying primarily with an imaginary “eternal life,” they have voluntarily separated themselves from those of us who recognize that this life and this world are all that we have.)
Now, the letter:
I see by your page setup how you raise yourself upon a pedestal of narcissistic self indulgence and blasphemy. I’ll bet if you were chocolate, you’d eat yourself. Although my God, Jehovah, has told me by his inspired word to “Return evil for evil to no one”, I can’t resist this time in saying that I happily look forward to Jesus’ promised return so I can wave goodbye to you as you disappear with all wickedness into the vortex of Jehovah’s destruction! And even someone as self-important as you’ve seem to make yourself has got to know that this sick violent world cannot last unto itself much longer. Change your attitude while you still can. That self-imposed “happiness” you work so hard to portray on the net is just a mask for hatred and prejudism and bias. You’re being blinded by Satan, but that’s obviously a choice you “intelligently” have made no doubt based on a life experience rich with the devil’s education and evil perception.
No, Jesus does not and would not smoke “marijuana”. But I can guarantee you something he will smoke..and that is your existence straight into the everlasting lake of fire where your complete and eternal destruction awaits you if you don’t make a change very, very soon. [emphasis in original]
Sincerely and with true Christian Love,
Just another “Christian Troll”
Do not reply. I have blocked your address because I have been guided through God’s word to turn my back on apostasy completely. Besides, you seem to be doing fine having your one-sided say through your vile webpages, so I reserve my right to have my one-sided say in sending you this letter. It’s not too late for you, Clint.
Sometimes, it’s hard to believe someone like this is serious. But I’ve seen too many of them over the years. They clearly are. Worse, this one is a self-described troll! One of the hallmarks of the mentally unbalanced Christian is their hilarious use of bad metaphor. It never fails. I always wait for it, because I know it’s coming. This letter’s example “I’ll bet if you were chocolate, you’d eat yourself” proves to be no exception. The statement means exactly what?
To Christians: You may employ the “no true scotsman” fallacy to deny that the letter-writer is a “true Christian.” But look closely within yourself, and you will see seeds of the same hatred, in the desire to control others’ behavior and beliefs in Jesus’ name. Your compulsion to “save” others is a form of mental illness and foments nothing but in-group/out-group thinking. It is bad fruit from a bad tree, and no matter how much you try to justify other aspects of Christianity as “loving,” you can never escape the rotten core of Christian master/slave morality, and its enforcement through the winning combination of condescension, social opprobrium, authoritarian control, and hate.
Embracing compassion and reason is the key to sanity and true human happiness. As they used to say in driver safety class: “The life you save may be your own.”