Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monster Energy Conspiracist At It Again

When I posted the video explaining the Satanic nature of Monster energy drinks, I figured it was a one-off. Christian conspiracy theorists believe a lot of ridiculous stuff, it just usually doesn't wind up caught on video. But as it turns out, the conspiracist in the video, a woman named Christine Weick, is back in the news this week.

On Friday, she disrupted a Muslim prayer event being held at the National Cathedral by admonishing those present to worship only Jesus Christ because America was "founded on Christian principles." She was then quickly escorted out of the building by security, as shown in the video above. Dangerous Minds reports:

So this is not Weick’s first or even second brush with notoriety, it is (at least) her third—she got a Slushie thrown in her face in front of a news crew on Mother’s Day as she held a sign reading, “Thank your mom today for not being gay!”—we just didn’t know her name until now. In the sub-Drudge reader sector of wingnuts within wingnuts, Weick, who lives out of her car and has authored the book Explain This! A Verse by Verse Explanation of the Book of Revelation, is already being held up as a Christian martyr “hero” and not someone who needs to be fucking medicated, stat.

She claims that it was a “thumbs up” from a “strange” clapping woman along her 400 mile drive from Tennessee to the nation’s capitol that she took as a sign from God convincing her that she was doing the right thing. Weick’s husband apparently divorced her over her goofy beliefs. More from WND (where the comments are pure mental midget genius!):

“It was a situation in my life, how God yanked every anchor in my life over the last five years, just everything that would keep a normal woman, a normal mother, at home just got yanked out from under me,” she said. “I have a son and a daughter, and they disowned me. I took a stand against gay marriage and I lost them. That is my heartache. And it hurts me so much. And I wonder what they think now when they see me on the news.”

Weick said she doesn’t know what her next “assignment” will be, but she knows now she can tackle almost anything. “I told the Lord last night, ‘OK, you can take me now,’ but I don’t know,” she said. “I think He may have other plans for me, per Jeremiah 29: 11.”

Oh Lord, please do not take her. Christine Weick is one of the very BEST Christians in America. Maybe THE best. What a fine example of a good Christian to point to (at?). Time will tell what plans God has for this zany lady, but all I can say is watch out Victoria Jackson, you’ve got fierce competition in the Christian dingbat department.

First off, the Poor Oppressed Christian concept that since America was founded as a Christian nation, members of other religions are either not welcome here or should be treated as second-class citizens, is completely and utterly wrong. The Treaty of Tripoli, signed in 1797 by John Adams, contains the following language:

As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims]; and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Mohammedan] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

So no, America is not an explicitly Christian nation. Freedom of religion is for everyone, not just Christians (as the Poor Oppressed crowd also likes to insist) and explicitly including Muslims.

Second of all, some of the Poor Oppressed folks accept the language of the Treaty of Tripoli, but argue that it is void since Muslim extremists attacked the United States on 9/11 and we subsequently went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. The problem there is that statistically speaking, only a tiny minority of Muslims are actually terrorists.

This can easily be shown by simple math; there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, and if they were all terrorists everybody else would be dead. Christian pro-lifers are quick to distance themselves from terrorists in their own movement, like Eric Rudolph and Scott Roeder, but apparently they have trouble with the notion that a non-terrorist Muslim could exist.

Religious tribalism is stupid, ugly, and sometimes just plain disturbed. If you have any doubts about that assertion, I direct you to look no further than Christine Weick.

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Nerd said...

Somebody should Skype that lady. Looks like she could use an exorcism!

Scott Stenwick said...

Yes, she clearly suffers from a demon of sanctimonious bullshit. But I think Bob Larson and the Teen Exorcist Squad are afflicted with that one too.

Unknown said...

I can't wait till this lady makes a colouring book to give away.

Scott Stenwick said...

She has already written a verse-by-verse interpretation of the Book of Revelation. A competent artist could probably turn that into a coloring book if they were motivated enough.