Saturday, May 2, 2015

Professor Hump’s Three Minute Quiz:'s Pass / Fail

Quiz time, ladies and gentlemen.  Please put your books under your desk,  keep your eyes on your own computer, and no talking to your neighbor. You’ll have three minutes to complete this quiz.  Ready?  Let’s go:
Question 1:  The following are actual head lines taken directly from internet news sites. What two things, besides homophobia, do all of the people referenced in the body of these articles have in common?

 -  Alan Keyes: Gay Marriage Ruling A 'Just Cause For War'

-  Rick Wiles Warns Of 'Fireball From Space' If Supreme Court Strikes
    Down Gay Marriage Bans

-  Pastor Hagee: Putting an end to Gay Marriage is 'A Matter of Survival'

-  Rick Santorum Warns Gay Marriage Could Lead to Christian Persecution

 -  Texas lawmaker: ‘What is going on in Baltimore’ is because of too 
     many gay marriages

-  Church Marquee in Georgia Calls For Death To All Gay People

-  Pastor calls for killing gays to end AIDS

-  California’s ‘Kill The Gays’ Initiative Sparks Outrage
-  Mike Huckabee: Justices Can't Overrule God On Gay Marriage

Answer:  if you said “**Fundie Christian” and “Republican (GOP)” give yourself 10 points for each of the two possible answers. 
(**If you said simply “Christian” give yourself  ½ credit = 5 points)

Question 2: Given the inherent and well documented bigotry, social regression, and mindless hate that pervade these two groups, compounded by their traditional misogyny, obsession with your genitalia / sexuality, racism, distrust / denial of science, theocratic mindset, and jingoistic war endorsement -  if they were your neighbors would you align yourself with them by voting for them for mayor, or selectman, or town council, or dog catcher, much less a higher office?

Answer: if you said “No!” or / “Hell No!!” give yourself 10 points.    

Question 3:  Are you a registered Republican and/or an Independent who votes GOP?  If yes: how in the name of reason, modernity and humanity do you live with yourself being aligned with these people?

Answer: if you said “NO” give yourself 20 points.
If you answered “YES” and justified your position with “smaller government, and/or bigger defense spending, and/or  because blacks don’t vote GOP, and/ or lower taxes for the rich” deduct 30 points and unsubscribe to this blog at the bottom of your email notice.  Our common atheism is insufficient to justify our continued relationship.   

Okay pencils down.
If you got 40-50 points congrats, you pass! Proud of you.
If your score is 30 points or less, you fail … why are you still here? 


Riley the Atheist Dog said...

I may be a drooling dog but I'm not a drooling christofascist rightard so even I aced your quiz, Hump. That one was just too easy.

But the quotes got me searching for your sources, and for the benefit of other readers who may enjoy even more of a laugh than your thoughtful blogs provide, I list some here.

And let's not overlook the present and former elected officials!

Legal recognition of gay marriage will lead to concentration camps!

Dog help us all!

Dromedary Hump said...

Riley, you atheist dog you..

Thanks for those links. Good stuff.
And I'm sure even with these additions, we're but scratching the surface of GOP stupidity and backward non-think.

Carl said...

I passed with flying colors A+ I guess I will keep subscribing to your blog. 😎

Dromedary Hump said...

As if I thought you wouldn't pass ;)

David said...

Thanks hump I need your words to keep my sanity.

As a gay man I know how these kinds of attitudes can damage lives. Is it too much to expect that the elected officials of our countries would be working to protect vulnerable people from discrimination and prejudice? But here they are spewing forth their bigoted bullshit, fanning the fires of hate and vulnerable gay kids are dying because of it. I don't have the language to describe how vile I think these people are. I can only imagine how much better our world would be if all our elected officials were atheists - if only - for now it will remain dream.

I sit at work all day with my two colleagues - putting up with a load of passive aggressive bullshit coming from Mr Sanctimonious Self Righteous Prick whilst my non homophobic Christian Lite boss sits in adoration of how virtuous it is for him to be so committed to his godly life of Christian moralistic values - totally naive to how much of an asshole he is - it makes me want to puke.

There is no virtue in being a Christian Moralist. The problem when someone thinks of themselves as righteous is that invariably in their mind there will always be those who are not righteous. Their narrow idea of an acceptable lifestyle creates marginalization because it refuses to embrace the diversity that circumstance and the natural world invariably throws up. When self righteous people find themselves in positions of power it leads to and has led to some of the worst atrocities we have seen in the history of humankind.

Christians use the bible to disguise their hate as morality but there is no such thing as absolute biblical morality. If there were Christians would still be following the moral examples of the bible in their literal entirety - rape, witch burning, genocide and all. Christian morality has evolved over the last 2000 years in response to pressure from civilization's increasing concern for fairness and justice. It is not set in stone - it's just cherry picked from the bible to fit contemporary values.

It's time these Republican Christian Fundie nutjobs realized that there is no virtue in their hatred and stopped trying to save the world from nothing.

Dromedary Hump said...

Thank you for sharing that.
We are at a turning point for reason and acceptance of people for who they are... and the decay and dismissal of religion for what it's not.

I hold high hopes we'll live long enough to experience the former if not the latter.

longhorn believer said...

David, you're exactly right. I hope you can take some small comfort in seeing that at least homophobia is becoming more and more socially unacceptable, and those expressing it have to run for cover on FOX News.