Any day now, I expect God to make an official announcement endorsing atheism.
How can the Supreme Being pass on endorsing atheism, what with some people contending that such despicable things as rape and murder are “what God intended,” or are “part of his plan”?
And yes, I’m thinking of none other than Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. And I’m also thinking of George Zimmerman, the bat-guano crazy nut job who told Fox network talk show host Sean Hannity that his shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was “part of God’s plan.”
I’ll start with Mourdock, another clueless Republican that allowed himself to be suckered into making an idiotic comment about the subject of whether women who get pregnant as a result of being raped should be allowed to have an abortion.
The proper response to that question is this: “Why do you liberals and Democrats ALWAYS talk about those cases that only account for one percent of all abortions? Because that is the percentage of abortions done because the woman got pregnant as a result of being raped.
“Ninety-three percent of all abortions are performed for so-called ‘social’ reasons. The unborn child is unwanted or inconvenient. In that case, the woman that failed to keep her legs closed or the guy that just couldn’t keep it in his pants want to use abortion as a form of birth control. And that’s not what abortion’s for.”
No, instead of giving that answer, we get answers like the one Missouri Rep. Todd Akin gave a while back, about how a woman’s body has mechanisms to prevent her from getting pregnant if she’s raped.
Now we get this Mourdock guy, another Republican that can’t recognize when he’s getting set up to become sap fodder. The occasion was a debate Mourdock was having with his Democratic opponent, Indiana Rep. Joe Donnelly.
Once again, the question of whether women who become pregnant as a result of being raped should be allowed to have abortions came up. And once again, the Republican candidate failed to take the moderator to task for focusing on a situation that comprises only one percent of all abortions.
While Akin tried to drag science and doctors into the matter, Mourdock went for the big guns. This character decided to bring THE LORD into the debate.
“Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape,” Mourdock said, “that is something that God intended to happen.”
And that, dear BAW readers, provided me my “Shoot me now!” moment for the week.
Later, Mourdock tried to “clarify” his statement, providing me with my “make abortion retroactive” moment for the week.
“God creates life, and that was my point,” Mourdock said. “God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that He does.”
Actually, Dickie, me boy, that’s EXACTLY what you were suggesting. If God does not want rape, then He can’t want a woman to get pregnant from the rape, can He?
To believe otherwise is to believe in this type of Supreme Being: one who doesn’t want rape, but wants a woman to get pregnant from the rape that Supreme Being didn’t want to happen in the first place.
That kind of logic would have you doubting not only God’s existence, but also his sanity.
And while we’re on the subject of sanity – or, more appropriately in this case, the lack of it – let’s move on to George Zimmerman and his “it was all a part of God’s plan” gem.
He was talking about his shooting of Trayvon Martin. Fox Network talk show host Sean Hannity asked Zimmerman if he regretted getting out of his car to follow Trayvon, if he regretted carrying a gun or anything else about what happened that night.
Zimmerman’s reply? He didn’t regret a thing, because what happened was all a part of “God’s plan.”
What kind of a deity has a plan that calls for stalking and then fatally shooting an unarmed 17-year-old? Why, the kind of deity Zimmerman worships, of course.
Said deity sounds like the same one – or is, at least, a very close relative – of the one Mourdock worships. The true God that rules the universe is probably ashamed that both Mourdock and Zimmerman think their god is Him.
Which is why I won’t be surprised if God issues that edict endorsing atheism in the very near future.