Some towel heads want to build a mosque near the sacred ground where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center towers once stood.
Sean “I Don’t Wear a Wedding Ring” Hannity and Michelle “If You Want To Chill Your Beer, Put It Between My Legs” Malkin, and other right wing knuckleheads are up in arms about this.
I really don’t give a shit.
Hell, put up a Baskin-Robbins for all I care. It’s just a piece of ground that some time ago got vaporized by some hateful nut jobs.
But…let me ask you this…If a Christian Church wanted to build a facility in the area would that be okay? Of course it would, because…
Christianity is where it’s at…or so Christians think, especially those of the Fundamentalist favor…and fervor.
I am a Christian, but you know what? I dislike many Christians because, well…many have some warped sense of Christianity.
In fact, many Christians have an incredibly fucked up take on Christianity, just as many Muslims have a fucked up view of Islam.
I know, Mohammed was a crazy man who allegedly was talked to by God (he was probably drunk on camel piss), and we Christians know his story not to be true.
And Mohammed, set forth this entire Muslim thing that just fucks up the world of Christianity, and the lives of every living, breathing, freedom loving American.
A mosque near the site of the 9-11 attack would be a thorn in the eye of our God. After all, God likes America best…at least that’s what I hear.
What a joke…God likes people based on their own merits, not their religious or political affiliation. And if I am wrong, and He doesn‘t, that’s not a God I give a damn about.
But, back to my original point…
Why do Americans, and people throughout the world feel the need to build memorials?
My mom and dad didn’t die in a horrific act of terrorism, but they are no less dead, and I am sure I miss them just as much as those who lost family who died in the 9/11 attacks.
Why can’t we just miss, honor, and celebrate the lives of those we miss without circus or cultural hyperbole?
Why can’t death be a solemn event of passing and tribute without political debate and posturing?
Why can’t all religions be taken as faith and not as fact? After all…
Faith is much more powerful than fact, and to deny that, is to deny a very fundamental fact of life.