Earlier today my comments on a blog posting about abortion were responded to by a religious-right zealot with
“So, you support abortion right up until the birth of the child?”
I never made or implied any statement remotely like that. I simply stood up in defense of women having the same right to be in control of their bodies that men have.
Rather than address the fact that the anti-abortionist religious nuts have been trying to overturn Roe vs. Wade since 1973, and failing miserably, or the issue of women’s freedom of choice, they respond with personal attacks like that bit of assinine drivel. These are the same blindly dogmatic types who murdered abortion doctors.
People who are mentally steeped in religious dogma are blind to truth and reality. It’s hardly just the religious right. Look at Muslims and how zealously they adhere to the brutal, murderous insanity of their hideous creed.
It’s not just religious freaks. Social mores of some societies can be just as mentally limiting. For example, an Indonesian immigrant in Pennsylvania abandoned his 16 year old daughter at a mall many miles away from her home, told her not to tell the police her real name, and that she had failed to meet her parents expectations because she got a bad calculus grade, so was no longer a member of the family.
Most in Indonesia are Muslims so this may just be part of that creeds contempt for females, but it also reflects the general attitude of Orientals that women are inferior. She was found, he was prosecuted, and now HE can’t go home until he completes a parenting class. He’s on 2 years probation. He had no remorse for what he did and said he can do with his child what he sees fit. In other words, he sees her as property that he can throw away.
I see no difference between a jerk like this and the religious freaks who also see women as property and want to force them to have babies they don’t want.
The problem with posting comments on blogs is that no one reads blogs anymore except bloggers. So you’re either preaching to the choir, when they’re not preaching to you, or you’re dealing with some troll who gets his/her jollies by going around to different blogs and stirring up trouble with inflammatory statements and personal attacks.
So this post is aimed at those members of the choir who insist that their religious convictions should become law. You need to keep in mind that the Muslims want the same thing, and the more you push your cause, the less right you have to deny them theirs.