When the Pious speaketh

by Madeline Laughs
Religious symbols from the top nine organised ...

Religious symbols from the top nine organised faiths of the world according to Major world religions From left to right: 1st Row: Christian Cross, Jewish Star of David, Hindu Aumkar 2nd Row: Islamic Star and crescent, Buddhist Wheel of Dharma, Shinto Torii 3rd Row: Sikh Khanda, Bahá'í star, Jain Ahimsa Symbol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sheesh…nothing chaps my ass more than the pious.

I live and let live. I don’t believe in trying to shove my beliefs down anyone’s throat and I certainly never use my spiritual leanings to belittle or demean another person’s opinions.

There are some folks that want the whole world to know they are religious. I think they call it “witnessing” or “testifying” and I don’t mind that, but don’t behave in a way that is completely against the dogma you’re spewing and expect me to sit back and not call you out for it.

If you want to be seen as godly, I think it’s a 24/7 obligation for you to fulfill. You can’t just be godly when it suits you. I’m pretty sure it’s written somewhere that you can’t go around gossiping and then deny that you ever said anything. Denying it and then telling a boldfaced lie to cover it up is another huge transgression. Just because you’re under the impression that when you finally reach those pearly gates all is forgiven, doesn’t mean that while you’re still here rooted firmly in the terra firma that you can continue to behave like a jackhole until you croak. Folks don’t like that. 

Religious zealots have a twisted way of acting that puzzles me on a daily basis.

When I use the word pious I use it with the second definition in mind. My use of pious means to show a hypocritical display of virtue. In other words, that person is about as religious and Christian as a ball of candle wax. These are the ones that twist faith to conform to however they want to behave at the moment. If they’re fifty years old and they want to sleep with a fifteen year old girl, they’ll find a Bible verse that can be loosely translated to fit their crime. I guess that makes it all okay then.

One guy tried to tell a few of us that religious men weren’t abusive. I could smell bullshit the second I saw that and showed him five Bible verses that not only spoke of abusing women, but gave man permission to abuse women. He ignored me by telling us we were better off than women in a third world country. I finally just told him, in so many words, that he was a misogynist. His method of dealing with my confrontation was to tell me that my “issues” were showing and he felt sorry for me. Issues? Really? Was I to believe that he was “turning the other cheek” by showing pity for me? Because that’s not how it felt. It felt like he was attempting to bend everyone’s perception of my opinions and landing a sucker punch by making me out to sound unbalanced. I guess that’s the best way to deal with an opinionated woman. You make her sound crazy.  It works every time and if there’s another guy present, he will almost always buy into the crazy plot too.

When men like him start treating religion and religious leanings like it’s a cult that the rest of us just won’t understand, it’s time to shine a UV light on him so everyone can see the stain of the sins he commits on a daily basis, all in the name of the Lord.

About Madeline Scribes

A writer with a sense of humor. If anyone can laugh at life, it's me.
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1 Response to When the Pious speaketh

  1. LoCal Russian says:

    A propos to this – the other day I believe I saw the famous “Coexist” bumper sticker with the “x” represented by the Burning Man logo instead of the Star of David. I thought that was mighty creative, personally.


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