Sagacious Himself — brevity in circumlocution: never blague — suffering genius

March 24, 2009

straw men

Filed under: Knowledge — Sagacious Himself @ 3:12 am

Recently, I noticed a similarity between atheists and homosexuals that
hadn’t occurred to me before. It has to do with the way they wage their
wars. Basically, they erect straw men, put words in their straw mouths, and
then engage in battle with these creatures they’ve cobbled together with
spit and glue.

It just seems to me that it’s high time we began setting the record
straight. To begin with, there is no such thing as homophobia. A phobia is
defined as a fear or anxiety that exceeds normal proportions. Concocting the
word was simply a rather sly way of suggesting that it is heterosexuals who
are deviant. The other lie that is parroted with some frequency is that
those who don’t fully support the gay agenda are most likely latent
homosexuals, which is supposed to suggest, I assume, that lurking inside
every heterosexual man is an interior decorator screaming to get out and do
something about those curtains.

Odd, isn’t it, that you never hear about latent heterosexuals?
Even the ancient Greeks, to whom modern-day gays enjoy comparing themselves,
never engaged in anything quite as bizarre as same-sex marriages.
The proof that heterosexual men aren’t all sitting around fantasizing being
seduced by Boy George or Richard Chamberlain is that every heterosexual man
I know prefers having his cavity worked on by a dentist than by a

Homosexuals like to picture themselves as the innocent victims of the
oppressive majority. The recent unpleasantness on behalf of same-sex
marriages doesn’t happen to be a response to laws depriving gays of any
rights or privileges to which they are otherwise entitled. They are as free
as they’ve always been to marry members of the opposite sex. For several
millenniums, everyone has understood marriage to mean the sacred union of a
man and a woman. I have asked on more than one occasion if the institution
of marriage is to be turned on its head to accommodate the ludicrous demands
of a very small number of people, on what moral or legal basis does society
than deny fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, or, say, your cousin
Phyllis and a dozen Elvis impersonators, from tying the knot. If the parties
merely need to be consenting adults, on what basis could you prevent Hugh
Hefner and his bevy of blonde companions from pledging their troth before
man and God? I have yet to receive a response.

One other point should be made. In spite of all the rioting and all the
whining in the wake of Proposition 8, only a few thousand same-sex marriages
have taken place in Massachusetts, Connecticut or even here in California,
where it was permitted for a while. And most of those marriages involved
lesbians. Yet the way their male counterparts have been carrying on, you’d
have thought the gay bars had all been padlocked.

This brings us to atheists and their own brand of hypocrisy and lies. It’s
silly enough when they feel they can use logic to disprove the existence of
God. But it’s worse when in voicing their angry opposition to organized
religion, they begin sounding exactly like the religious zealots they claim
to despise.

Still, it’s when they begin blaming all the evils of the world on religion
that my own sense of reason and logic kick in. Inevitably, they bring up the
Spanish Inquisition, as if the new year we just rang in was 1478. Ask them
to make a slightly more contemporary case and they’ll bring up Nazi Germany
with a “gotcha” gleam in their eye. While it’s true that Germany had been a
traditionally Christian nation, Hitler was neither German nor Christian. He
and his followers were pagans. They didn’t march and murder under the cross
of Jesus Christ, but under the swastika of Adolph Hitler.

Whenever atheists blame religion for causing most of the world’s mass
murders, they merely prove that they’re not only bigots, but ignoramuses.
While nobody knows exactly how many millions of innocent people have been
butchered in the past 90 years, we do know that the vast majority died at
the hands of Stalin, Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot, atheists all.
The only exceptions to that rule, of course, are those who have been gassed,
beheaded and blown up, by the Muslim faithful. And yet Islam, interestingly
enough, is the one religion that doesn’t seem to enrage atheists! Could the
reason possibly be that, for all their huffing and puffing about how awful
all religions are, even the atheists understand that Jewish and Christian
martyrs will die for their beliefs, whereas Islamics will kill you for


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