There’s a women’s prayer group praying for breast cancer.
Stop for a moment and reflect: what do you think I mean? Do you picture a group of respectable middle-class women sitting in a circle, praying fervently for breast cancer to be cured? Is that your knee-jerk response when someone tells you a women’s prayer group is praying for breast cancer?
We assume, when we hear that people are praying for a disease, that they’re praying for a cure. Even atheists, who know prayer is worse than useless, probably leap first to that conclusion: these are kind, caring women praying for an end to this disease, because we’re told that prayer is a holy and decent thing, a kindly thing, a moral and necessary thing. These women are praying for breast cancer. And they believe their prayers will work.
Now for our prayer, we pray that the women who work in your MFRR and the women in your family will befall fast moving breast cancer which can not everbe cured.
Ah. Spiteful little god-deluded fuckwits, then. Religion has taken this circle of respectable women and made them pray fervently for other women to get breast cancer, just because those women work for an organization that prevents religious fanatics in the military from forcing their particular brand of religion upon the unwilling. How sad.
Is that what you’re thinking?
Don’t dismiss them. Stop for a moment and listen to what they’re praying for, and what they were so pleased to inform the women of the MRFF they’re praying for:
Our prayer circle has never failed to acheive our hosts granting of the scripture we pray. for direct intervention against you as you are a true demon to America. Luke 9:1
They believe their prayers have never failed to obtain their desired result. They believe their prayers always work. Don’t dismiss that. It doesn’t matter that it’s not true. It doesn’t matter that prayer doesn’t actually work. It doesn’t matter that these women are merely deluding themselves. What matters is that they believe their prayers always work.
When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases. (Luke 9:1)
This is the verse they cite. They believe they have been given this authority. Only the “demons” they’re driving out with their prayers are human beings.
….you are a true demon to America.
The “diseases” they’re “curing” are women.
Now for our prayer, we pray that the women who work in your MFRR and the women in your family will befall fast moving breast cancer which can not everbe cured. We pray this for Leah Bruton, and Becki Miller, Patricia Corigan, Chris Rodda, Edie Disler, Vicky Garrison, Kristin Leslie, Melinda Moeton and Joan Slish. And you evil clan too, we pray this for Bonnie Wiensten and Amanda and Amber Wienstein and the woman lawyers Cariline Mitchel and Katherin Ritchy and all women of all who work at with for Military Freedom Against Religon Foundation.
This is what they believe their prayers will accomplish for those women – not just the ones who work for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, but all women related to anyone who works for that organization. This is what they want those women to suffer and die of.
They want these women to die as my paternal grandmother did: breasts eaten by disease, tumors following every cut of the scalpel as surgeons try to excise it, until the cancer has metastasized beyond the ability of medicine to stop it. They want these women to live with the certain knowledge of death, bodies riddled with agonizing sores, an arm swollen to the size of an elephant’s leg with tumors. They want children to witness their mothers and grandmothers (and, presumably, sisters) dying this way. They want these women to be eaten alive by incurable disease for the crime of protecting religious freedom.
This is what they are asking their god for. This is what they believe their prayers will accomplish.
They are praying for murder.
The only difference between them and actual murderers is that they’ve chosen an ineffective weapon. But they believe it works. Ask them if they’re murderers, and they’ll say no. If one of these women happens to die of breast cancer, they’ll give glory and praise to God, and crow about how their prayers are always answered, but they will never, ever consider they murdered her. Although, if their prayers were truly as effective as they say they are, this is what they would have done: committed murder. Become murderers.
This is what religion does to otherwise decent people. It allows them to hire a hit man without admitting it. It allows them to become murderers without ever understanding what they are. Some of them, unlike this women’s prayer circle, choose effective weapons. They stab or bomb or shoot, and kill a victim dead, and do not consider it murder, because they are doing god’s will.
Religion allows a circle of women to pray for murder, with every expectation they will succeed, and believe it moral.
This is why religion must be denied social consent.