On Sunday, Google put up a picture of Cesar Chavez on their main search engine page. Apparently, a lot of Christians were extremely offended by this. They weren’t offended because of his politics or activism or because they just didn’t like the guy. No, they were offended because it was Easter and Google didn’t give a shout-out to Jesus.
I hate to be the one to tell this to Christians, but the world doesn’t revolve around you! If you think talking about something other than the holiday that you stole from the pagans is an insult to your religion, get over yourself! Not everything is about you. Believe it or not, there are people who are not Christians and there are even Christians who have other priorities aside from the commercialized pagan holiday that Christianity stole to win converts.
While we are on the subject of the world not being about Christians, let’s talk about marriage for a moment. I constantly hear from Christians that God created the institution of marriage to be between one man and one woman. Aside from the fact that very righteous leaders in the Bible had hundreds of wives and concubines, Christians have to start to realize that there are people in the world who don’t give a fuck about what your religion said about marriage. Christianity does not now nor have they ever had the monopoly of marriage.
Believe it or not, people got married long before the alleged time of Jesus. In fact, people get married in many cultures that had never even heard of the Hebrew god Yahweh. What makes Christians think that they have the right to dictate what Buddhists, Hindus, or atheists can do? If a Christian doesn’t believe in gay marriage, that’s great; he can marry Michelle Bachmann.
In fact, Christians have no right to dictate how anyone else should live their lives in any way at all. If you believe in abstinence only, have at it. But don’t expect us to stop teaching real sex education in schools because you believe the world revolved around you’re ancient superstitions. If it wasn’t for science, you wouldn’t even know that the world revolves at all. Remember, the Bible says that Jesus saw all four corners of the earth. I’ve looked at the globe and I can’t find any corners, let alone four of them.
If you really want to pretend to be humble like Jesus, you have to stop believing that everything is all about you. That is the exact opposite of humbleness. It is literally self-centered! Do you know how I know that? I Googled it!