Robertson: Humanism leads to Nazis and guillotines.

I’ve met humanists.  They tend to concern themselves primarily with what makes humanity flourish to the greatest extent.  To Pat Robertson, if god isn’t telling us not to kill one another, the only logical thing to do is to implement an orgy of death.

Focus on the irony for a moment: if we don’t believe in the god who told Abraham to murder his son for no reason whatsoever, who commanded the genocide of countless people, how will we ever forge a society where we don’t kill one another?  What gets me is that it is implied by anybody reciting this line that, if not for their belief in god, they’d be the first people to go into full-on stab mode (otherwise, they’d understand how there is no desire to engage in wanton murder for theological commands to sublimate).

This is the type of thing that shouldn’t make sense to a toddler, yet so many adults drunk on faith will nod their heads and say “yeah, humanists man…look out for those guys.”  Hundreds of thousands of people tune into this stuff because it not only doesn’t sound crazy to them, it sounds completely reasonable.  This is what faith can do to a human brain.

 

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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