Jane Orient, the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (that’s the wingnut version of the real doctor’s group), doesn’t seem to grasp basic logic. She quotes President Obama’s statement about America not being just a Christian nation, then fantasizes about the heaven-like utopia the country would be if it were a Christian nation.
Barack Obama said on June 28, 2006: “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation—at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”
To test whether this is true or not, we might consider what a Christian nation would look like.
Uh, no. Your fantasy about what a Christian nation might look like has absolutely nothing to do with whether the president’s statement is true or not. How do you graduate medical school and not understand such basic logical reasoning? And would you want a doctor this incapable of thinking logically to diagnose what’s wrong with you? And the fantasy she comes up with is simply hilarious in its utter delusion.
The nation would not be saturated with pornography. You could turn on the television without seeing programming that treats promiscuity as normal. Boys would be taught to respect women, and girls would demand respect from men. Women would not be for using, then dumping, or for enslaving. Faithful marriage would be the ideal and the norm. One-third or more of the young women would not have a sexually transmitted disease, or endure the heartbreak of abortion and abandonment by the father of their child. Men would be working to support and protect their families and their communities, not out seeking thrills.Of course there would be still be some crime, which would be punished swiftly and justly. But drive-by shootings, gang rape, rioting, and looting would be virtually unheard of. Children could safely play outside and walk to school. No need for SWAT teams if children have fathers.
Everybody would know what a crime was: using force or fraud against your neighbor. Having a dissenting opinion or violating an obscure rule would not qualify. Government would imitate Jesus: “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” No ten thousand bureaucratic commandments. No prison terms for things like filling in a mud puddle or not filing a form. No excessive taxation to finance Leviathan and its wars and social engineering. A Biblical tax rate would be closer to 10 percent than to 50 percent. No Stasi-like agency collecting data on every tiny infraction from childhood onward that could be used to ruin lives. No Chinese Communist-style indoctrination or self-incrimination sessions.
Yes, yes, yes. Because all those officially Christian countries from the 4th to the 18th centuries were paragons of moral virtue, completely free of crime and lying and illicit sex and all that bad stuff.