November 27, 2004

Some Things Never Change

Hey, remember when I used to fisk the letters in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette? I think I'll do that today. One of the letters is too hilariously ignorant to ignore. Check it out:

Render unto Caesar

The Republicans did a good job keeping the radical, flat-Earth, born-again people under wraps until after the election, meanwhile accepting their votes and money. But it is sad that now these extreme, zealous, narrow-minded "born agains" have come out of the woodwork after the November election was safely won.

Well, douchebag, now that you've killed an innocent straw man and demonstrated your hypocrisy and intolerance, would you care to make an actual argument?

The Religious Right is now bitterly attacking Sen. Rick Santorum for his support of Sen. Arlen Specter over Rep. Patrick Toomey in the Republican primary last spring. Mr. Toomey is a fervent supporter of laws which deny a woman's right to evacuate the inside of her own uterus!

I've mentioned that I have no faith in humanity, right? "Evacuate the inside of her own uterus?" What a roundabout way to describe infanticide. Let's extend your logic to other times in life. For example, if a mother kills her children after they're born, she shouldn't be prosecuted, because she's just evacuating the contents of her own house! Andrea Yates and Susan Smith are victims of the anti-choice religious right! Those woman hating bigots!!!11!!oneone!!!!

The religious fanatics...

The tolerance is so beautiful!

...have forgotten that Mr. Bush himself campaigned for and supported Sen. Specter in that primary.

And your point would be...what? Bush does a lot of dumb things. Is that news to you? I guess it just doesn't fit your image of the brainwashed fundies blindly following Bush to the ends of the flat Earth.

Politicians should not legislate morality.

In that case, let's legalize theft. After all, "Thou shalt not steal" is one of the Ten Commandments.

They should "render unto Caesar" those things which are Caesar's.

You are aware that Christ was talking about taxation when He said that, right?

Only issues in the political sphere are properly addressed by the political structure.

Roe v. Wade, anyone?

Personal morality belongs in the province of religious faith. It is not the appropriate concern of the U.S. president, the Congress or the Supreme Court.

Abortion is not an issue of "personal morality." It's an issue of whether a woman should be allowed to have her own child killed. Until you can prove that murder is a moral issue, but not a legal one, just keep your ignorant pseudo-opinions to yourself.

It says a lot about the kind of society we live in when people who are against abortion are considered extremists.

Posted by CD on November 27, 2004 03:32 PM
Category: Fiskings
Semi-Intelligent Comments

"..laws which deny a woman's right to evacuate the inside of her own uterus!"

::sigh:: That's not a 'right'.... the body does it automatically every month anyway. It's an amazing self-cleaning mechanism that, with rare exceptions, stops when the contents changes from potential to life.

Posted by: Katherine at November 27, 2004 11:44 PM


Posted by: Tuning Spork at November 28, 2004 02:55 PM
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