End Fundies Say The Darndest Things
End Fundies Say The Darndest Things
Why this petition matters
Have you ever had anything you've said on the Internet misconstrued as racist, sexist, homophobic when you know you're not any of the three?
Have you ever been labelled a dangerous fundamentalist or religious "fanatic/nut" for innocently saying that God has a romantic match for you?
Have you ever been called harmful to society even if you've never intentionally mistreated someone of another skin color, someone of the opposite sex, someone with a different orientation than yours, or someone with a different faith than yours?
Have you ever been insulted for how you choose to present yourself online when you adopt a creative alter ego to do so?
Have you ever been accused of a god complex for paraphrasing cartoon Batman to both describe your current mood and make your dearest friends who know you well laugh?
Have you ever had personal identifying information (PII in legalese) that you've put on the Internet shared on another site without your permission so the person who steals your information can encourage others to mock, demean, defame, or otherwise indirectly harass you, only to have the harassers claim that they have the right to mock you because it's public?
Have you ever been mocked for choosing milk over alcohol?
I have. And, if any of the above applies to you, you're likely a victim of the aptly-named Website "Fundies Say The Darndest Things," too. They have been monitoring my every move on DeviantArt since early June this year, continuously waiting for me to post anything they disagree with or they believe they can ridicule and persecute, and refuse to cease and desist.
People of faith outnumber those without faith in the real world. However, since the dawn of the digital age, militant anti-theists (not to be confused with more pacifistic atheists and agnostics) have ruled the Internet with an iron fist, seeing as the Internet is a new, virtual territory previously unclaimed by any religion, culture, or nation. They have robbed ordinary, innocent people of all faiths of our right to free speech and enjoy tearing down everything we say based on the belief that only they should have fun and our lives should be a living nightmare. "Fundies Say The Darndest Things," which singles out ordinary people of faith and gangs up on them for their beliefs, only adds to the problem. For 16 years, they have reigned unopposed, taking our social media activity at random out of context to mischaracterize us all as racists, sexists, homophobes, and fundamentalists—allegedly for "fun"—when we know that being any of the four would violate the teachings that Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and most other leading religions were founded on. It's fair to say that they do sometimes find people who legitimately belong to the aforementioned hate groups, but those aren't most people of faith, and they know it, even if they refuse to admit it.
They are also guilty of confirmation bias—I once wrote an extensive rebuttal to their claims that I'm "racist," which they honestly requested, but they only quoted the parts they felt they could attack and ignored anything they could not.
Worst of all, they have willingly dug into my past DeviantArt journal entries and posted some of what I consider to be PII, including autobiographical information about me and my immediate and extended family, to encourage others to indirectly harass me. As a resident of California, I can honestly say that this is ILLEGAL per California Penal Code 653.2 PC.
In sum, FSTDT is a criminal syndicate that uses unethical and illegal means to accomplish a nihilistic goal that only worsens relations among people with and without faith. Despite their claims of innocuousness, the majority of FSTDT users has no respect for others' rights to their faiths. They will never post anything positive about whomever they choose to attack. Their entire business model is centered on tearing people down, and they continue to harass targets for as long as said targets continue to post anything that contradicts what FSTDT's populace believes, seemingly never losing interest in their targets. They are serial cyberstalkers who represent the very basic problem with the Internet and social media: a lot of times, we think we know someone we've never met in the real world, but we don't. And although I admit to making this mistake, too, at least I try to get to know the truth when I realize I've done wrong. FSTDT refuses to do likewise because they are mindless sociopaths who can neither feel guilt nor control their animalistic impulses. They are an infinitesimally small but obnoxiously loud group of Internet users hopelessly addicted to finding things they disagree with to fuel the hatred off of which they thrive. Therefore, unless they learn to agree to disagree (which they have told me to do but have made no effort to practice themselves), they must be vanquished from the Internet. In the meantime, you are advised to take extreme caution when dealing with FSTDT—they could distort literally anything you say. And don't be surprised if you find this petition posted on their Website and see them tearing it down. That's just their customary addiction at work.
And remember: the Internet has no real power to define who you are. You have the natural right to define who you are. Do not let hatred on the Internet destroy you in the real world. You are not racist. You are not sexist. You are not homophobic. You are not fundamentalistic. You do not have a god complex. You are loved. Because you are loved, no hatred can touch you. Internet negativity against you is not a power. It is nothing to fear. It is a direct insult to true strength which is bound to destroy itself.