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It’s really that simple.
The best legacy one can leave behind is to make the world a better place.
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. (July 18, 1918 to December 5th, 2013)
Lamentably, my crush happens to be a well known, prominent hollywood celebrity. He goes by the name James Franco. Well at first he was nothing but a actor. I first got to know him when i was watching a movie called Cherry. I grew into him. His nice physique was immediately obvious. He was wearing a gorgeous suit. He looked like a man with tremendous charisma. His looks were inexplicable. However this crush only lasted for a few days. Later on I watched This Is The End, where I instantly knew it was him, James Franco. His smile. Gah. Its flawless. Then grew my obsession. I google stalked him, and now i even have a pinterest board particularly for him. Ironically, the greatest thing about my obsession, is that this man has truly inspired me. He proved that there are no limits to life. This brilliant man is not entirely an actor, but also an artist, writer, director, producer and a soap opera. He makes reading look tempting, writing look tantalizing. He unwillingly persuaded me in my mind to read and write everyday, so here i am writing about him. One day if, i do become a prosperous writer, I will thank him everyday in light of the fact that it was him who motivated me and opened up the inner writer inside me. God bless this soul.
Some of you may have read the recent article pertaining to a story about the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen refusing to allow the local group known as the Upstate Atheist to volunteer at their soup kitchen. For those of you that haven’t… long story short, despite the Upstate Atheists assuring them that they would not be wearing their T-shirts or acknowledging the fact of who they are, the group was still turned down from volunteering.
“They can set up across the street from the Kitchen. They can have the devil there with them, but they better not come across the street,” says Lou Landrum, the Soup Kitchen’s executive director.
What riled me up more than anything was to read the bigoted, ignorant comments of the readers who, despite their given “demographic”, clearly do not know how to read (or spell, for that matter) at all.
“Why would you go to a Christiain run soup kitchen asking to volunteer, without expecting to be turned around because you are not a Christian? I mean it wouldn’t/doesn’t suprise me the Christians turned them around. It just seems like they were setting the Christians up to fail, so they can say “look at what the Christians did”.
First of all, the article clearly stated that the group frequently works with Christian organizations and has been welcomed to all of them, except for this soup kitchen. Secondly, yes, that is all atheists looove to do. They “set Christians up to fail”. No, buddy. You guys do that all on your own. You said it yourself! They failed. You cannot “set someone up” for failure. If they “fail” the “test”, their character should be questioned because if it wasn’t flawed in that way, they would not have “failed”. Some of these commenters even kept on going on about how they are clearly trying to advertise their atheism with their shirts. That, my friends, is selective reading.
What gets me is that places like these are allowed to get away with bigotry like this, and no one bats an eyelid. The volunteers are not getting paid to do these jobs, so discrimination is not illegal. But here’s a question: Why is it not illegal? Why is the determining factor whether you are getting paid or not? Is money truly something so powerful that it surpasses the need for volunteering your time? That was a rhetoric question. Hate is a crime, and it’s legality should not be dependent on whether it is preventing you from making a living for yourself.
Why is it OK for Christians in this country to show such discrimination and ridicule against atheists but it’s considered hate only if they are turning down Hindus, Sikhs, or Muslims? Why aren’t there more people standing up for atheists to work towards people becoming more open-minded about not just freedom of religion, but freedom from religion? If those in the science-related fields are not allowed to discriminate against religious workers, then why is it not the same for religious bigots spewing their hate at atheists? Doesn’t that say something about the difference in characters of the religious people and the non-believers?
My last statement is this: Atheists have nothing to lose. They don’t believe in a mythical heaven or hell, and thus they don’t believe they will be going to one when they die. Why then would anyone venture to say they are trying to “spread their beliefs”? What have they to gain by doing such a thing? Is Landram only providing his services because he thinks that it will please his god or is he doing it out of the goodness of his heart? These atheists did not want to interfere with anyone’s lives, but to make it better for several of them while they had nothing to gain. Think about these things the next time you find yourself discriminating against an atheist trying to provide a helping hand. ☆
Link to the article can be found here.
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