“Get Out!” -Dennis Terry

“I don’t care what the liberals say, I don’t care what the naysayers say. This nation was founded as a Christian nation. There is only one God and his name is Jesus. I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words. Listen to me. If you don’t love America, if you don’t like the way we do things I have one thing to say – GET OUT. We don’t worship Buddha, we don’t worship Mohammad, we don’t worship Allah, we worship God, we worship God’s son Jesus Christ.” -Pastor Dennis Terry, introducing presidential candidate Rick Santorum, March 2012.

I once was blind, but now I see...
I once was blind, but now I see...

I discovered this sequence of words yesterday while watching one of my favorite YouTube channels, DarkAntics, and outspoken and well-spoken atheist.

Much of the time it’s easy to dismiss hicks and their silly proselytizing, but in this case Dennis Terry was introducing a viable candidate for president, and his comments were repeatedly followed by uproarious applause. In cases like these, one begins to feel that the ultra-right hillbillies in this country really would kick us out if they could.

DarkAntics punctuates his rebuttal with many valid points, but none more true that the simple phrase, “I’m not going anywhere.”

His other YouTube channel, DarkMatter2525, is populated with cartoon mockery of the Bible, almost all of which would never be watched by a Christian for more than a few seconds.

He’s angry. It’s hard not to be angry in the face of such over-the-top stupidity. And yes, the people at whom he and I are angry are stupid, not just ignorant, because despite having rational arguments in front of them, they choose to believe the smallest, most ridiculous, and often the most dangerous concepts, that a magical being wants them to make America into a church.

Check out Dark’s channels, if you dare.

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2 Comments

  1. “It’s hard not to be angry in the face of such over-the-top stupidity”

    The stupidity just makes me sad. What makes me angry is the hate spilling out of their stupidity and fear, and the fact that they’re willing to act on it.

    I’d love to see that kind of energy and vitriol shifted into a more useful, helpful path.

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  2. Let me just add, Dennis, that no one “worships” Buddha or Mohammad. They are not the gods of their religions.

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