The above letter was spoofed and supposedly signed by Alice Shannon of Soldotna, Alaska, and republished by DIGG. However, the original letter was published in the newspaper, The Augusta Chronicle on Monday, October 22, 2001, when all the good religionists in the area were pondering the role of a gawd-inspired terrorist act: the destruction of the World Trade Towers, portions of the Pentagon and the downing of an airliner in an Pennsylvania cornfield — which triggered the USA to bomb the snot out of Iraq, a country than never had anything to do with the 9-11 terrorists. But some gawds are more equal than others, right?
Even if I was stupid enough to believe in gawd, this one letter to the editor would challenge everything I held dear because it openly advocates hatred of anyone who doesn’t believe in gawd — all with gawd’s approval, of course. I was always taught that “god is love” but after growing up in a religious family where there was no such thing as love, and after reading this letter, I realize I am not ready for this sort of love, nor for all the other sorts of love that all you arrogant so-called “religious people” embrace, including pedophilia, female genital mutilation, murdering of medical doctors who offer abortions, an unfairly applied death penalty, wholesale terrorism and widescale genocide, just to name a few of the “loving” acts you engage in. Even though I don’t believe in gawd and I strongly disapprove of the numerous cruel and hateful actions that belief in a mythical “supreme being” triggers, I will say this: I hope all you so-called religious wingnuts burn in hellfire for all eternity for all the hateful and cruel actions you have committed “in the name of gawd.”
Apparently, the mindless control-freak who originally wrote the above screed is a proud product of the American educational system, and thus, she has not read, or is completely incapable of comprehending, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion [bold mine], or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Further, if religious people weren’t such proudly uneducated morons, they’d also know of the existence of the Treaty of Tripoli, which was signed by George Washington on 4 November, 1796, while he was still president of the United States. In article eleven, it states;
As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion [bold mine]; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries. [actual document]
This Treaty is no longer binding, however, it represents the reasons that this nation was founded, as stated by those who happened to be there when the country was born.