I posted something on facebook and we got into a conversation about why I feel it is accurate to say I hate some beliefs, but I don’t hate all the people with them and it ended up at this point. I’m green, my friend is red.

I posted something on facebook and we got into a conversation about why I feel it is accurate to say I hate some beliefs, but I don’t hate all the people with them and it ended up at this point. I’m green, my friend is red.

Today’s Atheist Adventure

Today I went to a fundraiser for a candidate running for State Senate, his name’s Ron Kouchi. My mom and I were only there for and hour and a half, probably not even that long. The highlight of this wasn’t anything policy related, it was the fact that the whole thing felt like a Jesus fest. There was a christian band, the New Hope Chapel praise band, and they played the whole time. Before dinner there was a prayer, but not a regular prayer, towards the end the pastor from New Hope had everyone saying “Bless Ron Kouchi” after he would say a short one liner invoking God to help Ron be awesome in someway, usually loving Jesus, being a good christian, all that good stuff. And for the closing prayer, there was a part where the pastor told everyone who loved Jesus and accepted him as their lord and savior to raise up their right hand, like aiming their Jesus powers x-men style, toward Ron Kouchi as he said yet another prayer. Of course I was the only one that I could see who did not have their hand up. It wasn’t just the entertainment though, when Ron went up to thank everyone for their support no one clapped when he said he ran for council 30 years ago, no one clapped when he talked about raising his family and all their support, but when he mentioned his baptism happening in 2004 the crowd couldn’t be contained! Applause every where. I had so much fun today. I’m probably going to vote for him, seeing that he’s done a good job, but I don’t ever want to go to another of his fundraisers again.