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When Self-Righteousness Rules

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I thought that when, in my youth, I watch Andy Warhol’s “Frankenstein,” with its (unknown to me before I watched the film) blatant depiction of homosexual necrophilia that I had seen the most obscene thing I would ever see.  Turns out I was wrong.  I just found this:

Feminists in pink masks pretended to commit an abortion on a woman dressed as the Virgin Mary outside a northern Argentina cathedral as part of an International Women’s Day protest last week.

There are pictures at the link, but really I wouldn’t.  The most stunning thing about this is the absolute lack of self-restraint – the desire to be as insulting, demeaning and dismissive as humanly possible.  So convinced are these people of their own righteousness that they feel it acceptable to do something like this.

I won’t pretend that this sort of thing is strictly the purview of the Left.  All the people that suggested things like putting pigs into cells in Guantanamo are guilty of the same thing.  But the difference is the people of the Right saw fit to make sure that something of that sort never actually happened.  This is not a Left or Right thing – this is life without God – a life without the knowledge that there is something bigger, greater than ourselves and further that that thing sets the rules of decency.

Right now I don’t care that these people and I disagree on abortion or religion, but I find a holy anger rising in my belly that they could be so disrespectful.  It’s not about abortion, Maryology, or the existence of God – it is about a concerted effort to be as insulting and demeaning as possible.  In the name of tolerance and equality they do something so intolerant and so mocking that any thoughts of equality have left the building.  When you drive out God not only do decency and morality leave, but so goes even reason.  No person of reason can find this even slightly acceptable.

Somethings do not need to be understood or disagreed with – they simply need to be condemned.  This is one of them.


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