The cognitive dissonance it takes to both claim to be a Christian and gleefully hold up such hateful signs is astounding. "You are doomed to hell! God hates you!...but I love you because you're my neighbor. Oh, and have a nice day."
Then there are the nuts that assign violent acts to God as some sort of retributive act for the 'sins' of those that aren't as loved by God as they are:
I guess it's that kind of thinking like that leads so many Christians to get all worked up over the thought of getting to go vigilantly in the name of God.
What's the point to this post? Well, it's mostly just a rant because I'm tired of it. I'm tired of people trying to making God look more like them rather than trying to make themselves look more like God. I'm tired of people acting like Christianity is a members only club that has its privileges rather than a peaceable kingdom that has its responsibilities. I'm tired of people metaphorically putting the smoking gun in the hands of God to justify their own hatred.
I'm tired of it because it is not what God wants; it is not what Jesus taught us; it is not who the Spirit calls us to be. And I AM MAD about it!
I guess I need to take a lesson from those holding the signs in these pictures and "hate the sign but love the signer."