Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Dennis Prager, in his insightful new column, claims that people of the faith have actual morality, because they know God exists, so they check their morality against God and his text, see, and can figure out what's wrong and right -- unlike us evil secular humanists, who just use our common sense to figure out what's wrong and right.


Here's an example of one of Dennis's religious boys in action, checking with God before he does what's right:

Mr. Delgado, who eventually got conscientious objector status and was honorably discharged last January, recalled a disturbance that occurred while he was working in the Abu Ghraib motor pool. Detainees who had been demonstrating over a variety of grievances began throwing rocks at the guards. As the disturbance grew, the Army authorized lethal force. Four detainees were shot to death.

Mr. Delgado confronted a sergeant who, he said, had fired on the detainees. "I asked him," said Mr. Delgado, "if he was proud that he had shot unarmed men behind barbed wire for throwing stones. He didn't get mad at all. He was, like, 'Well, I saw them bloody my buddy's nose, so I knelt down. I said a prayer. I stood up, and I shot them down.' "

(Via Atrios: http://atrios.blogspot.com/)

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