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Re: “God and gays at Harding University

I visited Harding in the early ’60s just to take a look. I had recently survived a couple years at one of the even more radically repressive colleges of the Church of Christ. I was not out with anyone, not even myself. But it’s crystal clear now that getting involved with the Church of Christ was one of the most damaging things that ever happened to me — and that adversely affected most of my life thereafter in one way or another.

These kids may be stuck there for the time being. But they don’t have to hand over their individuality and ability to reason to the bigots who control their college lives. Those that are intellectually challenging the draconian, so-called biblical teachings are taking possibly the first and most important step toward their own eventual freedom.

But to finally see through all the mind-numbing smoke religious propagandists use to keep us divided from ourselves, one another, and to maintain their own ill-gotten authority and profits, that same scrutiny must be applied to everything these heroic kids think they know about the “holy” writings, as well as all the rest of the deluge the culture at large throws at us about the way we should see ourselves, others, history, politics, and nearly everything around us.

So HU Queer Press kids, keep doing what you’re doing, but the sooner you can finally rid your own minds of every vestige of these bigots’ way of thinking, the better chance you have of actually eventually seeing through not only their brainwashing, but that of the culture at large — and believe me, it’s an extremely thick blanket of delusion.

It’s either the blue pill or the red pill — and the stakes are enormous — but I assure you, the only hell you’ll ever encounter is the one that exists in this real world, not the one they throw at you constantly to keep you in a state of fearful submission.

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Posted by John_CofC_Escapee on 03/03/2011 at 6:12 PM

 

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