So to each end man and religion is to blame, it can bring out the worse of each person.
Religious focused response:
As a nation, we do deserve punishment. By that same token, every individual from myself to Hitler to the most pious and righteous man alive deserves punishment and condemnation. We should not revel in what may or may not be the punishment of others as even when it is just punishment; it is punishment we ourselves deserve as well. Beyond that, God does not punish joyfully, He does it with a heavy heart as He loves even the most wayward of his flock. It is our place to try to save those we can, not be joyful in the condemnation of others when we deserve the same thing and when God takes no joy in such undesired but necessary condemnation. In that, the WBC fail to recognize and follow one of the two prime directives of Christianity, to act as Christ like as is possible (the other being to have Christian faith). Christ warned while primarily trying to save all who would listen before His sacrifice; He did not come simply to tell us how screwed we are and take joy in our state of failure.
Do not try to just be cheerleaders of condemnation; there is no joy in condemnation and such action by you is not needed or wanted by God. Try instead, to save (which is clearly not the goal of WBC).
Political focused response:
You cannot censor or bring legal action against these people (for what they say, if they commit an actual crime go for it) regardless of what they say as their speech is not harming anyone (hurt feelings don’t count otherwise I want the whole Democratic party censored ). To do so would be to continue the trend we are already on of destroying liberties that are actually specified within the Constitution, while at the same time forcing one group to give liberties to another group at the expense of the liberty of the first group when the second group is not constitutionally owed such liberties. If we continue does this path, then we will have a government that has no limit in its power. You may think it good to limit the liberty of another, but the moment that you do so, you condemn yourself or your children or your children’s children to have their liberty limited unjustly using as precedent the limitation of liberty that you yourself supported.
I also refer to my previously stated solution to the WBC for those of you who have these people picketing at funerals (go all Jesus throwing out the money changers at the temple on them).
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And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.
If what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Then I should be a god by now.
In fact, they have said that quite often indeed. Religion is used as a motivator for inhumane acts quite often. You can believe in religion yes, but it is a motivate at heart. I can believe in a gun, but it doesn't motivate me to do anything, it's just an object and not a system of beliefs brought about to "motivate people".
And yes man would have slaughtered innocents as they always have and always will. Violence is in our nature, and whether we are controlled through nationalism, fear, religion, false senses of superiority or anything else, we will always fight.
But be it anyway, you have not killed anyone in the name of your religion - good for you. No really, i just dont believe in fairy tales especially when some of them instruct people to kill and people have died over it.
Was probably already mentioned but calling a bunch of imbeciles the most disgusting human beings on the face of the planet earth when on the other side of the globe 10 year olds get encouraged to behead tied up men seems quite retarded.
Quick, give them as much attention as you can! If we talk about them and put a lot of thought and energy into their actions, we will surely deter them from doing all these awful things.
We already have a thread on the WBC that has included discussion on this protest Here: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...hate-group-WBC
Feel free to talk about this there, or in one of the Sandy Hook threads.