Why It’s Okay To Mock Stupid People and Hypocrites…
When it comes to stupid people and hypocrites, it is okay to mock them. A perfect example of this came from Twitter the other day. Someone posted a meme pointing out the blatant hypocrisy of religious leaders when it comes to their thoughts on atheists. I agreed with the meme and responded with one of my own. It was a photo of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory with the quote, “It’s funny because it’s true.” something Sheldon says on the show from time to time. A few people Favorited my Tweet but one person didn’t seem too happy with it. This person is the reason for this post.
This unhappy Twitter person commented with this, “Aint nothing funny about folks dying cause of
#fruitloops.” I didn’t understand his post. He’s making a seriously claim about making jokes about people dying and then turning around calling them “fruitloops.” In any case, it made feel the need to explain a few things that I didn’t have to to get into the other day. First, the point of the meme is not about making fun of people dying. It’s about pointing out the complete stupidity and hypocrisy of many in the religious community. Though the meme does show the religious people killing each other over whose god has the biggest dick, it’s not the focus of the meme. The focus is that of their hypocrisy. They claim to be about peace and love but their actions say otherwise.
I have no problem with mocking a person’s religion. I think more people should do so. Religion is just an idea. Idea’s should always be challenged. That’s how you get to the truth. Anyone that complains about their idea’s or belief’s being challenged obviously doesn’t have much faith in them. That being said, I don’t believe in mocking people for the things they cannot change. Skin color or sexual preference for example. But, things like hypocrisy and stupidity are a choice and therefor fair game.
When it comes to stupidity, again, this is something people choose. They may not understand that they choose it but they did in fact choose it. I once again need to point out my old family friend who shall remain nameless. This guy has gone off the deep end in his political belief’s. He’s turned into one of those FOX News crazies. He admittedly only watch FOX News. Time and time again he would send links to stories that backed up his bat shit crazy paranoia. And, time and time again, I would send him multiple articles with actual facts that supported my statements. I soon discovered that he doesn’t read the articles. He doesn’t even read the articles that he sends to me. He’s the dreaded line “headline believer.” If it’s in a meme or on a blog and the headline propaganda within goes along with what he wants to believe, it’s further proof to him that his beliefs are facts. This makes him stupid with regard to those ideas.
Now some may argue that this doesn’t make him stupid, rather it makes him ignorant of the facts. Maybe it does a little but either way it doesn’t matter. He chooses not to read the entire article. He chooses to believe those politicians without question. That makes him stupid. Had he chose to actually read the articles and question the politicians and still believed them it he would be ignorant of the actual facts but still stupid, nonetheless. It’s a fine line. But in most cases, at least, most debates I have been a part of, it always comes down to stupidity. People simply are choosing to believe in what they want to believe regardless of the actual facts. That isn’t being ignorant, that is being stupid without question.
So the other day when it came to that meme and my photo response. I wasn’t mocking people killing each other. I was mocking the stupid people and hypocrites that continue to believe in their assorted fairytales at all costs.