Someone on Google+ posted a link to this weird post on a Christian apologetics blog claiming that atheists support the idea of supplying soldiers with “comfort women” — women whose sole job during WW2 for the Japanese was to provide sexual release for the troops.
Regarding the estimated 200,000 women from the Philippines, China and the Korea who were forced to work as “comfort women” to “relieve the sexual tension” of Japanese soldiers during WWII, a member of the Japanese government stated, “women forced to become prostitutes to entertain Japanese troops during World War II were “necessary.” Toru Hashimoto, who serves as the Mayor of Osaka, told reporters at his weekly press conference Monday that “anyone would understand” the role of “comfort women” when soldiers were risking their lives and you wanted to give them “a rest.”
Other politicians have said, “the comfort women [issue] infringed the human rights of the women.” Chief Cabinet Spokesman Yoshihide Suga did not respond directly to Hashimoto’s comments but instead told reporters “the stance of the Japanese government on the comfort women issue is, as it has been stated repeatedly in the past, that they suffered unspeakably painful experiences and we keenly feel the pain when we think about them.”
Okay. Some Japanese politicians think this was okay, others think it was terrible. I’m decidedly on the side of the latter. And then:
Which brings me to the point of this post. When atheists read in the Old Testament about the nations that God destroyed because of the immense level of evil that was present in those societies, evil that included sacrificing their children as live burnt offerings and enslaving women by the thousands to work as temple prostitutes or “comfort women,” atheists support those nations and go after God for bringing judgement on that evil.
Here are these atheists, men and women who consider themselves to be good people, tolerant people (there’s an understatement for you) people who think that the rest of us should model our moral standards after theirs, and they seem to stand shoulder to shoulder with Mr. Hashimoto.
It seems that there is no level of depravity that atheists won’t support and defend – if God is against it. Sad but true.
Did you notice what’s missing here? How about any link at all to atheists. He doesn’t quote a single atheist who supports the use of “comfort women” during war. He just declares that we allegedly support the idea. Is he lying? Or is he stupid? Take your pick.
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