Wednesday, November 30, 2005

An Example Of What Is Wrong With The

Religious right.

From the Agape press we learn that a father is 'outraged' by 2 adults living together without the blessing of either church or state. It appears that the dorm supervisor is living with his girlfriend. This offends his 'faith and family values' so he wants it stopped.

He can be offended all he wants, but it is not his life, and (in this case) he is not effected by how others live theirs.

This is the biggest trouble with the religious right. They demand the right to impose their standards of behavior and lifestyle on everyone else. This father and his daughter, a resident assistant in the dorm, are offended. As a result they demand that everyone accept their standards of behavior and dignity.

The concept of live and let live is alien to them. The school was not imposing any hardship upon them, yet they are still offended. The only way to make them happy is if the school make impositions upon others in their name.

a hat tip to Bartholomew's notes on religion, a great blog.

2 comments:

Lynne said...

As author Hugh Prather once observed, "It is sometimes as harmful to take offense as it is to give offense."

nathaniel adam king said...

Not living and let live?
Getting offended when no hardship is imposed upon them?
Demanding the right to impose standards of behavior and lifestyle on everyone else?
Demanding everyone accept their standards of behavior and dignity?

Sounds vaguely like the whole ACLU motto.
Sounds also like that idiot Michael Newdow's quest to impose his view of morality upon everyone and to get offended when no hardship is imposed upon himself.

But of course, I could be somewhat biased as I am of the 'religious right'.