DaveScot, the lunatic who rants at Dembski’s blog, has just posted an appalling complaint. He’s been falsely sliming Kevin Padian as a racist, and now he’s attacking Padian for saying that the religious fanatics who kill abortion doctors are contemptible. You read that right: you are not allowed to regard anti-abortion extremists who murder in their cause as bad people, or DaveScot will whine about how you are a bigot who hates Christians.
It appears Kevin hates and fears religious fundamentalists of all stripes and considers them murderous fanatics. Note how he equates suicide bombers with those who kill abortion doctors saying only killing themselves afterward is what separates the two. Kevin Padian is one sick puppy with an irrational hatred of religious fundamentalists.
He has also posted an update in which he sinks even lower.
Suicide bombers kill/wound as many as possible, they don’t know who the victims are, they don’t care whether the victims have done anything wrong (perceived or real), and in their indiscrete targeting even kill people of their own creed.
Conversely, in the United States there have been only two abortion doctors murdered (AFAIK) and in both cases the murderer knew exactly who he was killing, perceived the target as a serial murderer of innocent children, and didn’t kill anyone else.
There is no comparison but Kevin Padian in his mindless rage against fundamentalists sees no difference. If you ask me it’s people like Kevin Padian who are a danger to society not fundamentalist Christians. If Padian can’t tell the difference between a mass murdering suicide bomber indiscriminately blowing up crowds of people and a gunman carefully selecting a single target for murder then Padian simply isn’t playing with a full deck and one has to hope he never decides to murder anyone because he isn’t able to distinguish between killing a crowd of strangers and a single person against whom he holds a grudge.
Mr Scot will have to add me to his list of fundy haters because I see no significant difference in the behavior of moslem suicide bombers and religious lunatics who shoot doctors: both are cowards and murders driven by irrational superstitions to commit unpardonable acts of violence. Doing it with a bomb or a gun, aiming specifically at an individual you have dehumanized and demonized or killing any member of a group you’ve targeted for extermination, it makes no difference: you’re a murderer and you are killing for your god. There is nothing somehow nobler and braver about doing it with a rifle rather than some dynamite.
I’m not reluctant to condemn such violent acts as terrorism, and their perpetrators as fundamentalist fanatics. Funny thing is, most Christians aren’t reluctant to condemn them, either.
(No, there is no link to Uncommon Descent. Look it up if you really want to. I consider Dembski’s site to be an ignorant wallow for some of the worst scum of the internet, comparable to hate sites like LGF, so no, I’d rather not send them traffic.)