Ok. I think three posts in one day is a record for me, but the stupidity just won’t stop, and if I have to experience this mental pain, someone else has to suffer, too. My current intellectual migraine began at Daniel Florien’s site, Unreasonable Faith, (a great site… one of my favorite atheist blogs) where I found an excerpt from MS. ELIYZABETH YANNE STRONG-ANDERSON’s book, BIRTH CONTROL IS SINFUL IN THE CHRISTIAN MARRIAGES and also ROBBING GOD OF PRIESTHOOD CHILDREN!!
(See? You can’t make shit like this up.)
Oh, and apparently the all caps thing signifies that what she is saying is VERY IMPORTANT AND WRITTEN BY HOLYSPIRIT. The thing is, if this was just one blathering idiot, I wouldn’t be too concerned, but this kind of thinking is gaining popularity as more and more born again women are deciding that sperm is magic. For instance, I stumbled across this tribute to stupidity:
This woman has been homeschooling these poor children for the past eight years. She and her husband have decided that birth control is wrong. They have “decided years ago to receive who He wanted to give us.”
I’m having a hard time thinking about where to start. Some things are so overwhelmingly stupid that they defy comment, but I feel like I have to try. Let’s start here. Has anyone beside me noticed that there are nearly seven billion people on earth? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice that we don’t have infinite resources, and that the ones we have are sorely tested by our current population. But that doesn’t matter to these people. More soldiers for the army of Christ. More ignorant, scientifically illiterate fear mongerers to spread repression, dysfunction, and Bronze Age superstition.
I’m too aggravated by this to say anything more. Argh.