Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Creepy Christian compares abortion to murder, trivializes rape

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Actually, “creepy” may be a bit of an understatement for this one. From an unsourced comment over at IAmAnAtheist, a Christian commenter tries to inflate abortion into murder and dredges up one of the most revolting arguments I’ve ever heard:

You made fun of what I said about Christian women rather being raped than commit murder by saying that I haven’t asked a lot of women about this. That was snide but it didn’t answer my point, which is that rape doesn’t justify murder. Rape is nasty and it’s a sin (it’s adultery because they aren’t married and if the woman is a virgin or married it’s theft) but you can’t kill someone because of adultery or theft. Would you kill someone who your husband had relations with? That’s murder. Would you kill someone who stole your car? That’s murder. If killing for rape is murder than killing for just attempting to rape is even worse. The person’s dying for something they haven’t even done.

Atheists always use rape as an argument for justifying killing because they want to justify abortion. But is rape really that bad? It’s a horrible experience but you get over it with time. If you use it to justify murder you’re never going to get over it. Imagine you have a painful divorce. Would you murder your children after because they remind you of your ex husband? Of course not. I think any woman would easily tell you that a painful divorce is worse than rape but it’s not an excuse to kill your baby, so why is rape?

Christian women can also take a lot more than atheist women. Maybe this is part of the reason that atheists get so hung up about this. Christian women can turn to Christ or worship God in their hearts and endure great suffering. I’m not belittling it but think about it, no amount of suffering from rape is as great as the suffering our Lord suffered on the cross for our sins. You are the one who has to ask more true Christian women about this. You’re out of touch and trying to make a big deal out of something just for shock value.

So …

  • Abortion is murder;
  • Christian women prefer being raped to getting an abortion;
  • Rape is adultery;
  • Rape is … theft?;
  • Atheists use rape to justify murder;
  • Rape “isn’t really that bad”;
  • Any woman would prefer being raped to going through a painful divorce;
  • Rape is no good reason to get an abortion;
  • Atheist women are wusses compared to Christian women; and my favorite:
  • Decrying rape is just “making a big deal” just for “shock value”.

As they say, there comes a time where you must choose whether to pursue the argument, or just walk away. This person has obviously been twisted by their Christian values and beliefs into a hopeless case. There’s no rational discussion to be had, here. None.

(Note: I’ve read several people also decrying the argument that being crucified is less painful than being raped. In this case, I have to disagree; I can’t pretend that one is better than the other, having never experienced either. But from a purely hypothetical point of view, rape certainly is horrible, but I wouldn’t say that having large nails struck through your hands and feet to a cross, being hoisted into the air by said pierced body parts, and left hanging there to slowly die in agony, is all that much better, to say the least. I’d really rather avoid both.)

(via Pharyngula)