Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Rudolph and Sanger:
Killers Find Their Nietzsche

So bomber Eric Rudolph, the Atlanta Olympics bomber whose targets also include abortion clinics and a gay nightclub, prefers "God is dead" Nietzsche to the Bible.

Why am I not surprised?

Coincidentally, it was a Unitarian minister's lecture on Nietzsche that inspired Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger to campaign against the "false sentiment" of faith. Her legacy continues to this day. On Planned Parenthood's Teenwire Web site, for example, the organization's "experts" have this answer for a 14-year-old boy who asks if masturbation is "safe and healthy":

While many religious leaders teach that masturbation or any other sexual activity outside of marriage is sinful, it is entirely a matter of personal belief.
In other words, it's not enough for Planned Parenthood's "experts" to say, "Yes, masturbation is physically safe, and we believe it's healthy." They have to reach into the realm of religion and fully dispense with any faith-based qualms a 14-year-old child might have about the activity. Yet, Planned Parenthood is the first to raise church-and-state arguments whenever there are attempts to teach abstinence in public schools.

More insidiously, what is "sinful," according to Planned Parenthood, is "entirely a matter of personal belief." It's a short step from that to Satanist Aleister Crowley's "do what thou wilt."

Planned Parenthood's Web site features a section on "Terrorist and Extremist Organizations"—including such not-exactly-jihadist groups as Feminists for Life. I submit that the real terrorists are people who not only put the word of materialists like Nietzsche over the Bible, but act on their beliefs, to the point of committing and promoting murder. Such killers deserve to be punished with the full force of the law.

It is a great tragedy of our age that the law, as interpreted by our nation's courts, is only applicable against the Eric Rudolphs of this world—and not his ideological compatriots as well.
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Want to do something to encourage the appointment of judges who respect life? The American Center for Law and Justice's Web site has information on how to take action. If prayer's more your thing, Priests for Life has a prayer campaign for our nation's courts and judges.

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