Lapin: What Pat Robertson Said

You’re probably going to find my blogging on wingnuts quite tiresome after a while: due to the lack of substance to their arguments, they tend to repeat them or copy someone else’s in the hope that repeating the same falsehood over and over again will somehow make it true. Example: Rabbi Daniel Lapin.

Wait a minute. When have we heard a wingnut coming to the false conclusion that secular humanism led to the Nazis? Why, just the other day of course, when the same basic drivel was spewing from Pat Robertson like sewage from an old pipe. And, much like the sewage, this idea is full of shit. I would be offended were I not laughing at the stupidity, claiming that my personal philosophy caused both the Nazis and the Soviet Union. The nerve!

But if  multiple people believe it, I must respect their beliefs and so offer no criticism of them whatsoever. Because, y’know, that’s restricting their religious freedom, and that’s what the Nazis did.

 

Logical Conclusions

Earlier on I demonstrated how, to the religious right, the logical conclusion of humanism is another Nazi regime. This is, I believe, inaccurate. So I’d thought I’d demonstrate what an accurate logical conclusion might be.

It makes a great deal of sense: wingnuts object to abortions because it is denying a child from being born. Not having sex also prevents a child from being born. Therefore, wingnuts must object to not having sex! Simple!

 

 

Robertson: ‘Orgy’ Of French Revolution (And Nazis) Caused By Humanism

Yesterday I talked about rape culture, and the day before I talked about Miley Cyrus. Overall, my big blog restart has been a bit…bleak. Not that I’m equating talking about Miley Cyrus with talking about rape culture or anything, but neither topic really makes your day, right? So, in an effort to bring some levity to this blog, here’s Pat Robertson being an idiot!

You know the liberals, the so called socialists, the progressives, they’ve moved away from God and when you move away from God then you say, ‘we’re humanists.’ Then as a result of humanity and rejecting God, you have the orgy of the French Revolution, you have the guillotine cutting off the heads of thousands of people, you have the same thing going on now in Europe, you had it under the Nazis. Why can’t we come back to the fact that God loves people?

Yep, in the mind of Pat Robertson and his credulous supporters the Nazis came about…as a result of a liberal, humanist attitude. Which could be true, I suppose: the growth of liberalism in Germany in the 1920s angered those on the right wing, and could be said to be a contributor to the extremism of the Nazi party as a reaction to this culture. But isn’t reacting to the growth of liberalism what Pat Robertson is doing? Ha! Irony! You get a lot of that with wingnuts; it’s almost as if they’re not very self-aware.

Oh, in case you’re wondering, this rant was a reaction to Belgium’s proposal to extend its euthanasia laws to include children and those with Alzheimer’s or other brain disorders. Personally, I do not see how this can be equated with chopping the heads off members of the aristocracy and systematically murdering millions of Jews, but what do I know, right?