Never wrote the post. Now I can't. I got scooped by John Scalzi (via I am a Christian Too). However he scooped me a good month before I even thought of writing the post so it's okay.
A Hindu chaplain was called to offer a prayer at the US Senate yesterday; the response of some Christian nutbags was to slip in and disrupt the prayer because the Hindu chaplain wasn't giving his shoutout to Jesus. They were trundled out, the prayer was given, and yet, somehow, the Republic did not fall. I think we can all thank Vishnu for that.
I think it's fair to remind them of a number of things:
1. Whatever the rationale, they're being dicks.
2. At no point in the Bible does Jesus say "be a dick in My name."
3. Lots of other Christians seem to get through life without feeling called upon to be a dick in the service of Christ.
4. Indeed, when many of these Christians discover to their dismay that they've been a dick about something, they will frequently fall to their knees and say, "Forgive me, Lord, for I have been a total dick."
5. And He does.
6. That's a hint.
He did it better than I would have anyway.
The point still stands though.
Don't be an Asshole or a Dick.
Of course you know I posted this just so I could work Jesus, asshole and dick into the same post.
I have to go pray now.