From JD the asshole fighter pilot to Fox News and now to Glenn Beck’s website and a Christian Reconstructionist group, the fake story about Rock Beyond Belief is spreading across Planet Wingnuttia. Beck’s site just lies from the start:
Why in the world would atheists be using a music video that celebrates the burning of churches and bloodied crosses to promote an upcoming music festival?
There’s nothing in the video (for Aiden’s song Hysteria) that even remotely suggests that it celebrates the burning of churches. In fact, the song and video includes the image of burning churches and synagogues because they are burned by adherents to other religions, which is exactly the kind of violence the song is criticizing.
American Vision, an openly Reconstructionist group, is throwing a fit about it. Of course, they think atheists should be in prison or put to death, so that’s hardly a shock. But it’s the comments at both sites that will have you shaking your head. Like this clueless dolt:
If the Army even DISCUSSED funding a Christian rock concert, organizations like the ACLU and Freedom From Religion Foundation would have been LIVID. But because this concert has nothing to do with praising God and EVERYTHING to do with mocking Him and His people … Well, I guess that’s okay with the ACLU and FFRF.
Nevermind the fact that the Supreme Court has said that atheism is a religion, since a religion need not be based on a belief in the existence of a supreme being.
Guess religion and the Army can mix … just as long as that religion doesn’t glorify God.
Uh, right. Except that this is all happening precisely because Ft. Bragg held a Christian rock concert, and continues to hold them every year. And then there’s another person who puts the text of an email he or she sent to the commander at Ft. Bragg:
At a time when our troops need spiritual renewal and strengthening for our soldier and families, we get this kind of concert? I am dealing with the unfortunate results of deployment with the death of Marine Cpl. Jesse W. Stites who is the son in law of a close friend of mine.
I sure hope we train our patriot soldiers better than this for the real world of having to cope with death of loved ones, PTSD and all the other issues as they re enter the public and private sectors upon deactivation and ‘reployment’ in the job market.
Having a ‘rock concert’ which denounces faith, celebrates death, destruction, chaos and mayhem is no way to prepare these people. The deserve much better.
Except, of course, that no one has to attend the event. And isn’t it up to each soldier to decide for themselves whether they need “spiritual revival”?
And there’s this one, full of the usual poor grammar and misspelled words:
Sounds like an even that obama will go to it more his style for sure since his anti Christian and promotes alternative lifestyles. But for the Army to fund such an even is unconscionable at best and I would be very curious at to who authorized such a demeaning even and who ordered them to do so? Our troops ask for GOD’s blessings before they go into combat, those of different beliefs prepare in what ever manner they prefer or makes the most comfortable. But they do not defame others in their beliefs this band band/event apparently goes against ever thing we as American believe in or hold sacred to us. Bottom line whoever authorized this event or sponsorship needs to be removed from that position and charges under the UCMJ might be necessary also.
GEDs are your friend.
Typical misguided bad judgment by Government – trying to please a very small group that is marginalized before they even start.
Why would a supposed atheist group even care? Why do they conform to ANY rules in society? If they do not fear any post mortem judgment by the Great Spirit why don’t they just off themselves and help society?
The Great Spirit? Heretic!
This colonel is a satanist , needs to be Burned Alive and set as example ; what a Disgrace to the Military and our Nation.
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love.
I agree a disgrace,this is what’s wrong with our nation,it’s not bad enough to try to make God leave His own country,but to even …there are just no words,it just sickens me!!
We can make an omnipotent God leave his own country? We’re almost as powerful as The Gay.
On the Beck website, there is an amusing series of comments. I’ll combine them together:
Person 1: Both of Obama‘s parent’s were Atheist. Just say’ing.
Person 2: Actually both of Obama’s parents were Muslim, all three if you count Lolo.