The Theocrat Replies
I received another email from the theocrat who wrote that email in the last post. She’s a little less derogatory, but no less ignorant, this time around.
What follows is her email (in blockquotes) and my replies (in regular text). (BTW, the ellipses are her punctuation style. They don’t represent excised text. You’re getting her full ignorance here!):
Okay, I w-i-l-l w-r-i-t-e s-l-o-w s-o y-o-u c-a-n u-n-d-e-r-s-t-a-n-d…
I understood you quite clearly. It is you who has the comprehension problem.
Theocracy is what they have in Iran, you are right. But you missed the point…I don’t want to live in a place where theocracy “rules”
You most certainly do. That is what you are advocating when you try to promote your religion in the public space. I can only assume that is what you advocate, because that is the ONLY thing that my blog targets.
a nationalized religion, if you will. That is what separation of church and state is…having NO nationalized religion.
So then why are you advocating a national religion?
I want to live in a country free to CHOOSE my religion, not to have it forced on me.
Then don’t force yours on me.
If you feel like religion is being forced on you, then you should see someone — professionally, I mean. Maybe you’re paranoid of someone making you join a religion?
I’m not paranoid about anything. I have a clear understanding of the fundie agenda. If you don’t, you haven’t been paying attention. Just look up the Wedge Document, or just read what Tony Perkins or James Dobson or Pat Robertson are advocating.
Tell me, where do you get your guidance as to what is right or wrong?
And the old “morality comes from God” myth rears its ugly head again. If you’d study anthropology and sociology, you’d see that morality evolves over time to serve the needs of social cohesion. There’s lots of evidence that many animal species engage in altruistic behavior. Certainly all ape societies have complex rules of social engagement that keep their clans together, functioning, and able to fend off rivals. In fact, if you look at all social mammals, they all have rules of behavior that keep the packs orderly and functioning. Guess what. That’s where the basis of human morality comes from. The rest is a social construct formed by abstract thinking by community leaders for the betterment of the society. And those morals change over time. Don’t believe me? Read Leviticus.
Throughout history, there have been many societies that had never heard of your god or your “savior”, and they all functioned very well. Many of those societies had a better human rights record than their contemporary Christian neighbors. Face it. Your God could not have given them morality, because none of them even knew about him. Yet most of them functioned as well as, and some functioned better than, “Godly” Christian society.
And why should you get the last say and take my religion away and those of others who want to practice a religion?
If you feel like somebody is trying to take your religion away from you, then you should see someone — professionally, I mean. You clearly suffer from paranoid delusions.
Couldn’t you just see you in Iran, spouting off the way you do? You wouldn’t last a day.
Precisely. That’s why I’m fighting so hard to save this country from theocrats like you.
Please don’t send me links to your website to try and prove your point.
It wasn’t to prove my point. It was to try to educate you. To show you that I had already discussed those issues that you raised. You just proved to me (again) that you are only comfortable wallowing in your own ignorance. You don’t dare look outside your mudpit. It’s scary out there.
It’s like defining a word by using the word in the definition. Like a dog chasing its tail.
Then why are you even corresponding with me? I thought you wanted to know why I do what I do. It shouldn’t matter whether I write it in an email or send you a link to something I previously wrote. It’s the same content.
I also LOVE the irony of your last point. Tell me. How do you know that the Bible is the word of God?