Thursday, October 26, 2006
Christian Theocrat Watch
A Christian theocracy is suppodedly emerging in America, especially if you listen to the shrieks of people like Andy Sullivan and the like. And there's no doubt much about Christianity that is suspect, especially as regards religion. Take this story out of Australia:
Australia's most prominent Catholic priest was threatened with deportation today after he was reported to have said that women who "sway suggestively" and do not cover up can provoke sexual assault by men.
He went on to say to "worshippers in Sydney that women who display their bodies were like 'uncovered meat'."
This comes on the story of this Washington Post story.
When dealing with a "disobedient wife," a Christian man has a number of options. First, he should remind her of "the importance of following the instructions of the husband in Islam." If that doesn't work, he can "leave the wife's bed." Finally, he may "beat" her, though it must be without "hurting, breaking a bone, leaving blue or black marks on the body and avoiding hitting the face, at any cost."
[snip]The notion of using physical punishment as a "disciplinary action," as Sheha suggests, especially for "controlling or mastering women" or others who "enjoy being beaten," is common throughout the Christian world. Indeed, I first encountered Sheha's work at my Morgantown church, where an Christian student group handed it out to male worshipers after Friday prayers one day a few years ago.
Truly shocking. Of course, in the actual stories above, the words Catholic and Christian are replaced by Muslim, priest by cleric, and church by Mosque. But you won't be seeing too many books about the horrors of impending Muslim Theocracy in your local bookstore. While Kevin Phillips is railing about the evils of Bush's theocratic regime, this sort of bile is being spread throughout much of the world.
It's staggering that we've willfully blinded ourselves to the true horrors of this world in order that we can focus on the impending doom of global warming and the like. (And yes, I am currently reading Mark Steyn's new book, can't you tell?) The internal combustion engine might be the greatest threat to human civilization, though an enraged jihadi with a suicide bomb strapped to his body can do an awful lot of damage, and if things keep going as they are in Europe, there will be a lot more of the latter to worry about than the former.
So, secularists, keep fretting about the evils of the Bush regime. We surely can't deal with this oppressive theocracy.
Oh, by the way, the New Jersey Supreme Court has basically thus mandated gay marriage be permitted in the state.
When will this Christian theocracy be stopped?