Ah the wonderful world of the internet. So full of… well… the best word to describe them is fuck-nuggets.
Today’s subject is a forum poster who has decided his religious beliefs should somehow translate to how I live my life. Now, I won’t touch the topic at hand, because it’s a completely separate rant. Needless to say, he had moral conviction that his view was Right and Good and Just in the Lord. He even did the stupid capitalization of every 3rd word for effect.
Now, I’m all for people having religion. I got no problem with someone telling me about their beliefs in the context of a topical discussion. If we were to talk about adultery, I can respect someone that said “My religion tells me such and such is a sin in the book of Roulette 69:69”.
That is all fine and good. However, I draw the line at the next step of righteousness that spews forth. He proceeded to speak as if he knows the divine will of god, damning all heathens to hell, and insisting that we all bow down and acknowledge his religious beliefs as the one true belief.
Now, I know full well that this little punk ass bitch wouldn’t have the gall to say that sort of thing if he wasn’t hiding behind anonymity. People wouldn’t stand for that kind of behavior in real life. Even the well known Jehovah’s Witnesses stop when people tell them to go away. Ok, sometimes you need a bat to get them off the porch, but the point is; they go away.
Why do people act differently when they post on the internet? Why would you ever become a self righteous asshole to people that have no interest in your beliefs. I mean, when I tell someone what I believe, and they say ‘I don’t believe that’. I just say ‘its cool.’ And then the conversation has to move on to other topics.
I don’t act differently online. If you think I’m an asshole in my posts it’s because I’m an asshole. Likewise if you think I’m funny or nice or whatever, it’s because that is what I am. The only part of my posts that is a persona is my name.