Monday, June 13, 2016

Key Largo

sailing away to Key Largo

America has no shortage of religious whackos and now we have 50 people dead, 50 injured... gunned down in a nightclub in Florida...allegedly because the killer was an Islamic nut who hated gays..the nightclub was a gay one...I used to be a cook when  I was a kid at Sambos by the door was the Pub, a gay bar..after hours the bar folks would come over to the restaurant and I'd serve them eggs, burgers, patty melts (yum) and whatever they wanted...there was no problems or issues and I even went over and had a beer at the Pub with a waitress..some of the dudes had a crush on me but it was just all fun..and funny..the thought that someone would come in and start shooting people was just unfathomable


how did Florida let a guy kill 50 people?? that is a question for another day but mass murders are becoming rather common...Isla Vista, Sandy Hook (RIP little ones), San Bernadino..and on and on

are guns the problem? no...crazy religious fanatics with guns are the problem..there is no reading of any religious literature that would literally tell you to kill people whether they are gay or straight or that they had an abortion...guns are tools and are meant for self-protection or hunting but never should be used to deliver a religious message....

but religion and guns are protected rights in the Constitution..the Bill of's ifs ands or buts...we have the right to keep and bear arms, but not the right to kill people for any reason....

any person born in the US is a citizen so this little shithead who killed 50 folks in Florida is a US citizen....born of  Islamic Afghan parents

but I was thinking, what is religion? there's no definition in the Constitution so I'd have to go to the law: The Supreme Court has interpreted religion to mean a sincere and meaningful belief that occupies in the life of its possessor a place parallel to the place held by God in the lives of other persons. The religion or religious concept need not include belief in the existence of God or a supreme being to be within the scope of the First Amendment.

As the case of United States v. Ballard, 322 U.S. 78, 64 S. Ct. 882, 88 L. Ed. 1148 (1944), demonstrates, the Supreme Court must look to the sincerity of a person's beliefs to help decide if those beliefs constitute a religion that deserves constitutional protection.

so, are Christianity and Islam real religions that deserve constitutional protection? I would vote  NO!! the fanatics use their religious beliefs to kill and interfere with peoples' lives because of mental issues and ignorance, not because of a good faith meaningful belief in their own lives...

religion should never be used for one group of people to dictate how other people should live, esp in America..and the Supreme Court needs to look at this..and start shredding some of these groups posing as religions...

intolerance is not a religion, it's a mental illness

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