Robert Peters, President of Morality in the Media (which procures its support and operating budget from large evangelical groups such as Focus on the Family) and probably not a true Scotsman
Christian (just like the millions of not true Scotsmen
Christians that support him), has just issued a press release
that would make commenters like impofdisparagement and supsoo tingle. Apparently, gay marriage is responsible for mass murder
. How could we not have seen it coming?
"The underlying problem is that increasingly we live in a 'post-Christian' society, where Judeo-Christian faith and values have less and less influence. Among other things, Judaism and Christianity taught that murder was wrong and that included murder motivated by anger, hatred and revenge. Both religions also taught that we are to love our neighbor as ourselves and to forgive others.
Obviously the only reason that exists to be good people is because Jesus (not any other god) is watching over our shoulders and threatening us if we don't march to his supernatural drum. This is why all atheists kill our neighbors, rape their pets, and steal their pornography. I don't know why I never noticed it
"For many citizens, what has replaced Judeo-Christian faith and values is the secular value system that is reflected in films, rap/music lyrics, and videogames and on TV and now the Internet, where the taking of human life for just about any reason is commonplace and is often portrayed in an appealing manner and in realistic detail. Murder motivated by hatred and revenge is also justified.
There is one side of this equation that is unable to separate fantasy from reality and I'll give you a hint: it's not this side. This is why prisons contain no true Scotsmen
Christians convicted of murder.
"This secular value system is also reflected in the 'sexual revolution,' which is the driving force behind the push for 'gay marriage;' and the Iowa Supreme Court decision is another indication that despite all the damage this revolution has caused to children, adults, family life and society (think abortion, divorce, pornography, rape, sexual abuse of children, sexually transmitted diseases, trafficking in women and children, unwed teen mothers and more), it continues to advance relentlessly.
Abortion I'll give him, because I don't think it's wrong
. Divorce (which occurs with greater frequency
in more religious areas of the country ) is also ok - why stay in a situation you're miserable with? It would seem that demanding a woman stay with an abusive husband or that a man remain unhappily with an unfaithful spouse (rather than just killing her, Leviticus 20:10) would be the opposite of moral - but that's probably my wicked atheism speaking. Pornography - right on. Done properly, it can make your descent into lust more enjoyable and, thus, more sinful and more infuriating to people who think it's god's will to stick their nose into your life
Rape? While it's obvious that only atheists have ever committed rape, I've never been able to understand how a reasonable assessment of the world makes rape a rational proposition. Now forcing a girl to engage in the sanctity of marriage (without the option of filthy, sinful divorce) with the inhuman slime that just raped her (Deuteronomy 22:28-29), there's some morality that has escaped my ethically blurred mind. My lack of belief in god probably also clouds my judgment, such that I cannot fathom how killing a rape victim for not yelling loud enough (Deuteronomy 22:24) could have ever
been considered moral.
Sexual abuse of children next. In fighting the healing influence of god, I've found more and more that I want to force myself upon children, rather than consenting adult women who are decent in the sack - thank god I have the Catholic church to help me curb those urges. (It should be noted here that those priests were not true Scotsmen
Catholics, and clearly the pope and the papal hierarchy that shielded them from legal prosecution are not true Scotsmen
Catholics either...just wanted to clear that up)
STDs as well! That's why STD transmission is higher in less religious areas where people don't have sex until marriage
Trafficking in women and children? Alright, atheists are infamous for doing this...and I can totally see where Peters draws that conclusion. Hey...it's faith
, not delusion, ok? I know his faith isn't true
faith and that your faith is probably distinguishable from his in terms of credibility. I mean, this dude's faith has only put him in a position where millions of people (remember, millions who are not true Scotsman
Christians) donate to his cause and eagerly wait to abide by his "wisdom". Anyway, how could we even get around to trafficking in human beings with no legitimate means to put a price tag on them (because such a thing is certainly not in the last chapter of Leviticus - and women are certainly not worth far less than men)?
Unwed teen mothers? Wouldn't it be odd if those rates were higher per capita in more religious areas of the country
where girls are routinely kept in the dark about the facts of sex
? Wouldn't that just be strange?
It's probably the result of god altering those numbers to test our faith, and not at all because the same adherence to reason that produces atheism also produces more conducive ideas about sex than we held in the Bronze Age.
So while this jackass' claims are demonstrably idiotic, how can we argue against faith, which not only allows this man to ignore reality but makes a virtue doing so? Shall we fight it with more faith? How about we ditch faith and try going the facts, reason, and reality route? Give it a shot? Besides, if you find yourself slavering to put your penis in a child or an ox (or the ox's penis in you), you'll know that only fear of hell can keep you from those urges and you can go right back to faith.
Oh, and the last paragraph is hilarious...
It most certainly is not my intention to blame the epidemic of mass murders on the gay rights movement! It is my intention to point out that the success of the sexual revolution is inversely proportional to the decline in morality; and it is the decline of morality (and the faith that so often under girds it) that is the underlying cause of our modern day epidemic of mass murders.
Which is why the title you assigned to your screed was "Connecting the Dots: The Link Between Gay Marriage and Mass Murders"
. Listen, I don't mean to be a dishonest asshole, but...
Yeah. Because as we all secretly have always known, faith and true
Christianity have always had the monopoly on killing witches murdering apostates slavery discrimination against ethnic minorities
morality, and it has certainly not been generations of skeptics that have rescued us from the Inquisition subjugation of women killing people who work on Saturday (Exodus 35:2)
the immorality of reason. We should probably trust faith-drunk throngs of bible thumpers to dictate other peoples' lives now with regards to equality.
Faith is not a good thing. Faith dilutes our moral sense by convincing us to obey arbitrary rules rather than applying ourselves to the task of deducing why those rules even exist. It's what allows people to ignore reasonable propositions and cling to unreasonable ones - and that should embarrass any thinking person. We need to stop treating faith like it's a spiritual tonic, and start criticizing people who don't pour the poison down the drain.