Just for the record, I am a spiritual person, but I don’t attend church. I was baptized in the Congregational church when I was about 7. My second wedding took place in the same church where I was baptized. I believe in God.
What I cannot abide is what I call The God Squad.
You know who I mean. They are the people that can spew Bible verses for any reason. They promise to pray for your illness/family emergency/bad day, etc. They walk around as if they have a personal Batphone to God. A paragon of all that is holy.
What a load of bullshit.
Be careful of those holier-than-thou types, as they are the some of the worst people I’ve come across. I worked with a guy who’s father was a minister. The father was also a drunk and a pedophile. I currently work with a couple of people who are all fuckin’ holy and God-like, but use that religious cloak to hide the fact that they will listen to conversations and turn in people for “infractions.” One of my bosses got fired because of that type of shit. In fact, if I find out that you are a part of The God Squad, I will have nothing to do with you.
Now, I know some people will be offended by my words, and for that I’m sorry. I do not have an issue with the normal everyday person who believes in God and goes to church on Sunday. That’s not the type of person I’m talking about. I’m referring to the man/woman who brandishes the sword of righteousness, but stabs you in the back with it. Someone who does shitty things to others “in the name of God” and “because it’s the right thing to do,” all the while looking as innocent as a sweet baby lamb.
No one has a Batphone to God. Well, maybe Pope Francis, but that’s about it.