Tuesday, September 28, 2010

First It Gets Worse

In reply to Dan Savage's commendable "It Gets Better" video project, in which he assures young gay people that their lives will get better despite the small-mindedness (and worse) they face, a god fan has responded with what I take to be the decency and civility that critics commonly find so very, very lacking in the writings of "new atheists." Or maybe this is just simple, straightforward Christian Love, or maybe Jesus-emulating humility and compassion, or perhaps it is all of the above:

Billy Lucus, who hanged himself, obviously because he was gay, and unable to endure the guilt that the words of others prompted in him. This was indeed a tragedy, but not anywhere near the tragedy that Billy will discover in eternity when he faces the wrath of God upon rebellious and unrepentant sinners. Then, he will realize that his sin could not be atoned for by his own death, and he will realize that people like Dan Savage who encourage sin are deceivers. He will see them for what they are, the blind leading the blind. And he will realize that he has fallen into that ditch that the blind leading the blind inevitably fall into: that's eternal destruction and misery. Sadly, it's too late for Billy. For those who are viewing this video, however, their remains the opportunity of turning from sin to the obedience of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ."
In case you missed some of the Karen-Armstrong-esque theological nuance in that statement, the god fan wants everyone to know that the young man's suicidal despair was only a brief prelude to an eternity of condign suffering.

Dan Savage is right and this sack of crap is wrong. Stupid bigots such as the above will die away soon, and those of them who live on will quietly pretend they never held such views.

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