One of the things “faith” is good at doing – giving people a feeling of righteousness about doing something poisonous and horrible. Like the woman whose daughter
who suffers from bipolar disorder and limited cognitive abilities, went missing last Monday. For more than 48 hours, we had no idea where she was. Without all the gruesome details, after she was found, it came to light that she’d been brutally and repeatedly sexually assaulted.
A nurse gave the mother Plan B and told her she had 24 hours to use it.
But no. The woman decided not to give it to her daughter.
If the being that had done this to my daughter had been in front of me at that moment, I likely would have killed the bastard.
But Plan B is a whole other thing, isn’t it? It’s about taking the life of an innocent child.
My daughter, though, you see, is adopted. For all I know, she herself is the product of rape. Her birth [mother] was known to prostitute herself, and for women in that life, rape is common.
And even if this wasn’t the case, what child deserves to die due to a parent’s sins and brutality? Taking an innocent life is wrong – I know it, and every genuinely honest person on the face of the earth knows it.
She’s in a glow of righteousness, because she’s pretending to think a few cells are “a child.” She’s in a glow of righteousness because she’s more concerned about the non-existent child than she is about her real, existing daughter…Or because she’s not but she’s forcing herself to sacrifice her daughter’s interests for the sake of the non-existent child anyway.
“Faith” can do this and I’m not sure anything else can. Ideology can beget monsters but not of quite this kind.