Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Unringing the bell

Richard Mourdock, Republican candidate for the US Senate for Indiana, says he can’t “unring the bell” of his comments about rape pregnancies being the will of God.

Yeah, imagine if something awful happened, leaving you stuck with a lasting reminder of it, and you can’t get rid of it.

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  1. I feel kind of bad for the guy, in a way. I think what he was trying to say is that even in times of great horror and tragedy, nothing happens that is not God's will.

    Which I find pretty gross, but the opposite statement would seem to be "God tries His hardest to prevent rape, but it's not like He can be everywhere or do anything" and I'm pretty sure that's also wrong.

  2. There's no reason to feel bad for someone using faulty theology and bad logic (does he also tell rape victims not to treat the syphilis their rapist gave them because that's God's will? Or have a cast put on their broken arm?) to oppress women.

    I also fail to see the comfort in the notion that your rape was "God's will."