I am having a very cranky day. Some of it is personal stuff, but some is professional. Since others who read might have the same problem, I thought I'd vent a little bit.
I've gotten several messages in the last few weeks from people who claim to be Christians. All of these involve large tracts of scripture, telling me that they should not suffer a witch to live, that tarot cards are of the devil, blah blah blah, and that I need to change my ways or burn in hell for eternity.
I have to say, they could use some public relations assistance.
I was going to ignore and report as spam like I always do, but the thing is? I've been ignoring for 25 years. That's how long I've been reading. That's how long I've been laughing it off and ignoring. So, I'm just going to get a few things out today, and then I'll be more goddamned zen about being told that I should be killed or burned in hell tomorrow.
- I went to Catholic school. Yes. I've read the Bible from cover to cover four times, and have taken three graduate classes in religion, the historic Christ and Christianity. I've also read the Koran, the bhagavad gita, the Watchtower, the Torah, and Buddhist, Native American, Hindu and Pagan writings. I teach Sunday school and have for 10 years, and mostly teach about religious tolerance and diversity. So, please don't try to educate me about religion.
- My personal faith is no one's business but mine. Religion is private, and proselytizing is insulting, trite and presumptive. I have studied every major religion. I have immersed myself in the two that best represent me and my relationship with god. You should do the same FOR YOU and leave me the hell out of it.
- My blogs and facebook and twitter and tumblr are MY BUSINESS. This is my job. I don't come to your job and push my religious views on you, so have some common courtesy. If you don't like tarot readings, I strongly suggest that you DON'T GET A TAROT READING. You don't have to follow my blog, my facebook or anything else that I'm involved with. Problem solved. Blam.
- If I receive another message that I perceive as a threat to me or mine, I will prosecute and come down on you like a bag of hammers. If you think I'm such a scary witch, perhaps you shouldn't poke the tiger.
That should do it for this instillation of F*ck Off Friday. I'm going to go breathe for a bit. Namaste and whatnot.