Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The March of Western Insanity and its Appeal

Criticism of the Christian faith is becoming both increasingly outlandish and fashionable – so fashionable that reason no longer matters.

  • A Parti Quebecois (PQ) candidate [Louise Mailloux] who said baptism and circumcision were equivalent to rape is being defended by party leader Pauline Marois as a “supporter of our charter on religious neutrality.” 

  • Mailloux compared Christian baptism and Jewish circumcision to rape since she said a child’s religion is forced upon him or her at birth. 

Equating baptism and circumcision with rape is monstrous! Such an equation obscures and denies the horrors of rape, reducing it to a mere familial ritual. It claims that rape involves a trauma no greater than that of baptism.

In contrast to this insane equation, both my daughter and granddaughter requested baptism without any adult prodding. Have you ever heard of anyone requesting to be violently raped?

Although I don’t believe in infant baptism, I still feel compelled to defend this practice against the charge of “rape since… a child’s religion is forced upon him or her at birth.” If this is rape, then all forms of childhood training are rape – teaching values, potty training, wearing cloths, going to the doctor, eating, speaking, … everything! Consequently, it is impossible to not rape one’s child! This, of course is madness. Of course, when the government takes and educates our children, this is not rape!

Nevertheless, Marois defends Mailloux by virtue of her “religious neutrality”:

  • “Her writings are eloquent, I respect her point of view,” said "She is a supporter of our charter on religious neutrality and we appreciate her support.”

There is nothing neutral about Mailloux’ stance! She has equated Christian and Jewish practice to rape. Do hospitals also rape the newborns by circumcising them? By performing operations? By feeding them intravenously? By forcing medication upon them?

It seems that she reserves her vitriol for religion. However, she too is just as religious. After all, what are value statements if not religious? They are not science. Science tells us what is and not what ought to be. The latter is the role of religion, whether the religion invokes a higher being or not. How then can this political party claim neutrality and then, from its alleged pinnacle of neutrality, demonize those the regard as religious rapists?

This is the “logic” of the day. It need not be logical, just socially acceptable or politically correct. Can civilization survive on such a junk-food diet of hypocrisy? I don’t see how!

While I am surprised to see how quickly Western Civilization is plummeting into insanity, I shouldn’t be. This has all been prophesied. Jesus proclaimed this verdict on humanity:

  • “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” (John 3:19-21)

Nor is this a victimless verdict or a costless love:

  • “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. I have told you this, so that when their time comes you will remember that I warned you about them.” (John 16:1-4) 

These are the fruits of the darkness of evil and the delight of the Western Elites.

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