A blogger willing to support objectification of women over atheist morality?

It saddens me. I am not sure if that overwhelms me more than the frustration, it’s certainly a close one.

Over at Caroline Smith, her recent post questions how anyone can have a say on the opinions Americans have formed of the candidates during the Presidential race if they choose to ‘have nothing with which to ground their moral indignation’. She goes on to say:

The next time an atheist in your circle says something like, “Trump supporters are okay with racism and the objectification of women,” respond with, “So what’s the matter with that?” Then, after he’s recovered enough from the initial shock to make some sort of judgment call declaring such attitudes as wrong, gently follow up with, “Says who?” and see what happens.

The willingness to defend discrimination at such speed is frightening. Look at it again, or her post in its entirety. A female, defending a males right to objectify her when confronted by a male that disagrees with objectification. Taking me back to this short post I published, is this what religion leads to? A world in which theists are willing to throw away their own freedoms when considering a world without a universal law giver?

 

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4 thoughts on “A blogger willing to support objectification of women over atheist morality?

  • This is a horrible, but not uncommon, evasion tactic. Even though we would (presumably) agree that bigotry, racism, etc. is bad, they avoid having to explain themselves by derailing the conversation. I don’t mind having a separate discussion on where morality comes from, but you will never pin these people down on their cognitive dissonance.

    • I agree, I feel a discussion would be time wasted regarding morality. I don’t understand why one powerful deity has the ultimate say on morality and I don’t think many theists will share this view anytime soon.

  • “The next time an atheist in your circle says something like, “Trump supporters are okay with racism and the objectification of women,” respond with, “So what’s the matter with that?””

    Thus revealing your complete lack of empathy.

    “hen, after he’s recovered enough from the initial shock ”

    That’s not shock at the genius of your question – that’s the look someone gets when you ask them an incredibly stupid question.

    “to make some sort of judgment call declaring such attitudes as wrong, gently follow up with, “Says who?” and see what happens.”

    Revealing your inability to think for yourself and complete lack of ethics.

    • I love the idea that an atheist would be shocked at the question. As if it’s the ultimate unanswerable question that totally caught us off guard.

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