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Monday, April 16, 2007

V-Tech Makes Everyone Sad

*sigh* Another wingnut went fuckin' ape-shit and shot a bunch of people who were just trying to get through a damn Monday. I'm blah-ging this week (just coined that term - it means bored with the news and don't want to blog) and this bit of horrendous shit just made it worse.

How the fuck do you just shoot 32 people? After reading Orac's short piece on it, I was taken to the Answers in Genesis article about the massacre. Shockingly, Ken Hamm displays exactly the correct amount of Christian moral superiority and sanctimony you'd expect. Check out this quote:
...it’s not God’s fault that there is death and violence in the world—it’s humanity’s fault, because we rebelled against our Creator. Certainly, the shooter at Virginia Tech has to answer for his own sin. However, we still have to recognize that we now live in a fallen world where we have just a taste of what we really asked for in Adam, when the head of the human race disobeyed God’s instruction not to eat the fruit of one particular tree. In a real sense, we are all responsible for the death and suffering we see around us.
Right, so it's everyone's fault that this fella lost his mind and killed a bunch of innocent people (sorry, fallen sinners, as Mr. Hamm would likely describe them). Oh no, apologies, it's actually not everyone's fault:
Those who claim God does not exist have absolutely no authority upon which to call something right or wrong. If God doesn’t exist, who can objectively define what is good and what is bad? What basis could there be to make such judgments? The atheist has no basis upon which to call anything good or bad. They can talk about good and bad, and right and wrong—but it’s all relative, it’s all arbitrary. What’s “good” in one person’s mind might be completely “bad” in another’s.
The atheists...of course. We have no clue what's right or wrong. We can't say that this dude who murdered more than two dozen of his fellow citizens did a bad thing, because who's to say what's bad when you don't believe in Invisible Man?! It might be a great thing!

Ken Hamm is dispicable. Suggesting in this passage that because people who don't believe in God could somehow have no defendable position to react to or condemn this horrible act is downright...what's an appropriate term? Schlussel-able? Yeah, I like that. I'd link to that douchebag's site, but even the small number of people who read my crap can find her someplace else if they'd like to read her shit. Here's a suggestion if you're thinking about looking for Debbie's site - find a dog, grab it by the hind legs, shove your nose up the dog's asshole and inhale deeply. You'll make the same face as you would after reading her dripping, disgusting, racist and ignorant "column".

Maybe Mr. Hamm could enlighten me as to how laws get made. As I understand it, it's like that I'm just a bill cartoon from the old Schoolhouse Rocks series:

Funny - God's not mentioned once in that cartoon.... I guess they were just a bunch of godless, relativist, communist atheist bastards.

To finish this off, here's a final bit from Hamm's article:
Naturalism (in essence, atheism) has become the religion of the day and has become the foundation of the education system (and Western culture as a whole). The more such a philosophy permeates the culture, the more we would expect to see a sense of purposelessness and hopelessness that pervades people’s thinking. In fact, the more a culture allows the killing of the unborn, the more we will see people treating life in general as “cheap.”
Hamm here seems to be doing that popular Christian thing called "playing the victim" and saying that atheism or "naturalism" is the "religion of the day". Last I checked, there were about 299 million more religious people than not in the U.S. - but my numbers could be off. Another Christian (and indeed, oft-repeated religious) misconception is that atheism promotes "hopelessness" and "purposelessness". This lazy accusation has been countered too many times to even reference in this short piece and, quite frankly, to give it attention is a waste of my time and energy.

Oh, and way to squeeze the obligatory abortion comment in there at the end, Kenny. Nice touch, diminishing the current event to plug your big political talking point. Ass.

Ken Hamm's mind is obviously made up and there's no point in addressing him or his assholic points (thus rendering irrelevant and ironic the entire above rant). It's just sad and depressing and annoying to have to look at this senseless tragedy and see a ton of bullshit on top of the blood.

4 Barbaric Yawps:

At 17/4/07 4:12 am, Blogger Atheist in a mini van. said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqzP1yt4WGY

I prefer this version. ;)

Hey! Wasn't your wife pregnant and due any day? :)

 
At 17/4/07 8:10 am, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

Ahh, the Simps. Is there any discussion that can't be bettered with a reference to that show? I think not.

Yeah, Mrs. Heathen is due on May 8th if everything goes to plan. There will be a tad bit of a blogging break (for a week or so) around that time, but I'll keep everyone - all six of you - posted ;)

 
At 17/4/07 3:38 pm, Blogger Aaron Kinney said...

Ken Ham really chaps my ass. The guy wouldnt know morality if it killed him (lol)!

Ham, as so many theists do, confuses values with moral principles. Ham thinks that just because two atheists may value something differently that the moral principles behind them are also arbitrary.

It is akin to an ignoramus arguing against gravity by saying "but these two different rocks are different MASS, so gravity must be arbitrary!"

 
At 17/4/07 10:14 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same asswipes showed up after 911 to blame the people in the towers for their own downfall. They'll take advantage of any opportunity to spread their ignorance and trot out the same arguements that have been beat down time and time again.

Good luck with the wee little heathen!

-Steph

 

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