The Master: Now I can say I was provoked
Doctor Who Utopia 2007
While all of this blame on Pam Geller might bring back memories of the Jim Crow era when Newspapers & pols blamed attacks against blacks on civil right crusaders provoking otherwise peaceful people into violence which would beg the question: Does the media have any shame? (No they don’t) but I don’t think that’s the real lesson of the day.
I think the real lesson is for Christians, particularly protestants who believe in “Once saved always saved” to grab their guns bombs start shooting.
By the left’s argument we have established responsibility for religious violence lies at least in part, for the person who commits an act that acts provokes ones deeply held religious beliefs.
Well if drawing a cartoon for display at a private event what about a Gay pride parade? Or forcing someone to bake a cake for a Gay Wedding or forcing a JP to perform one? After all Sodomy is one of the sins that “Cry out to heaven for vengeance?” Wouldn’t taking vengeance for such a sin would be justified?
Or what about Abortion? This is the actual taking of an innocent human life, it’s murder. By the standard the media and left are using for Pam Geller not only did the late Dr. George Tiller have it coming but so does every person who works at, assists or aids in an abortion.
Now again for a Catholic like myself, this argument doesn’t hold water. One sin doesn’t excuse another and such violent act would be mortal sin risking one’s soul and requiring sacramental confession and repentance to avoid damnation.
But there are plenty of protestants believe in the doctrine of “once saved always saved” meaning that once you accept Christ all your sins are forgiven forever, even the ones you haven’t committed yet.
Such a person would have no religious fear of shooting up a Gay Wedding or blowing up an abortion clinic or plowing through a gay rights parade with a truck, after all they believe they’re already forgiven and furthermore thanks to our friends in the media they can can feel justified because of being culturally provoked.
It’s practically an invitation for Westboro Baptist to grab their guns & start shooting.
Can’t you just see kids on the playground or in school beating up members of the LGBT club using this argument, can you imagine once the fear of actual violence by well armed Christians is established how quickly universities will shut down events, speakers and clubs due to worries about violence? Can you see insurers refusing to insure or pay off policies on events or movies or exhibits because the responsibility for any violence against them is partly with those holding them?
For decades our friends on the left have painted Christians as violent barbarians to be feared now they are taking steps to make it so. I pray they are wise enough to see the end result of this new free speech standard they are setting and turn away from it before it’s too late.
And if not, May they be happy in the choice they have made and the environment they create.
Update: At least one MSMBC leftist gets it
Update 2: Jim Treacher asks what would happen with Islamists targeted a Gay Wedding:
What would happen to all these people insisting, “I’m all for freedom, but…”? What would happen to their sudden respect for religious sensitivities? How would they deal with it if the brutal murder of gay people we’re seeing in the Middle East was brought right to their doorstep? How would they reconcile the cognitive dissonance caused by two of their favorite groups of pet victims colliding in such an inconvenient fashion?
I think the answer would depend on two things:
1. Which group Islamists backers or Gay Activists would throw more money to them
2. Which group is more likely to cause them physical danger
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