The Westboro Baptist Church, home of Fred Phelps and his merry band of morons and bullies, caught fire over the weekend. The family, sadly, survived. Now I’ll await the inevitable “you’re a horrible person for wishing death upon anyone” comments. Sorry, I disagree. I don’t think anyone should hurt them; anyone who did would rightly stand trial and, hopefully, go to prison. But if these vile human beings were to die in some non-premeditated way, am I really required to feign sadness? I’m just not capable of such dishonesty. There is a difference between advocating someone’s murder, which I do not do, and cheering their accidental death should it happen. If that makes me a big meanie, I guess I can live with that. I just don’t believe that all life is “precious” or has “dignity” (whatever the hell that means). Some people are evil and malevolent and when they shuffle off this mortal coil it gives a little added spring to my step. If the universe were sentient, I might even call it justice.
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