11.25.2006

Welcome to America, Now Convert or Burn!

Polish Exchange Student in US: My Half-Year of Hell With Christian Fundamentalists.

This would totally suck. I can't believe there aren't religious preferences listed on the application forms for both sides. This isn't a low-budget version of Wife Swap, this is some kid's first and, very likely, only exposure to the US and he gets sent to Bible-humping hell.

I've said it before and I will say it again. People with deeply held religious beliefs that they do not examine and firmly believe that believing other than their religion means you burn in hell are fucking idiots. Unexamined beliefs that are that central to your person and personality and worldview are deeply, deeply, flawed prisms with which to view the world.

That applies to fundies, agnostics, buddhists and everyone else. Examine your belief system now and again. Think of it like going to a spiritual optometrist, if you are using bad lens then your world view will be skewed. It can be fixed. But it does take an open mind, sorry about that.

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