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?