Is my religious madness really all that much more out there than my faith that the Minnesota Vikings will win the Super Bowl someday?
Umm yeah the idea that some guy that’s the son of God but is also God who died 2000 years ago is going to come back to life and bring everyone up to heaven with him is kinda way more out there than the possibility that the Vikings will win the Super Bowl. Go Vikings!
Theodore Beale, who writes under the pseudonym "Vox Day", is very full of crazy. He also has some pretty terrifying ideas about women's rights. Because I don't want to waste a whole bunch of time on this guy, I'll just quote from Wikipedia:
Beale has argued that ... the right to work outside the home has led to an economic situation in which such secular employment is necessary... Beale has labeled "women's rights" a "disease that should be eradicated". With regard to abortion specifically, he has stated that ... "calling a feminist a feminazi is an insult to National Socialism" and that "even Mao, Stalin and Pol Pot are second-rate killers in comparison with Ms. Sanger, Ms. Friedan and Ms. Steinem." Beale has also written that the Judeo-Christian ethic offers better protection to women than other worldviews. Using the example of rape, Beale states that while, according to this ethic, "only a woman who is not entertaining the possibility of sex with a man can be considered a wholly innocent victim", rape is nevertheless believed to be a sin... "There may be a genuine moral argument against rape to be made outside of the Judeo-Christian ethic, but I have yet to hear it."
Beale obviously doesn't know the first thing about ethics.
I tried to fairly condense some of his positions, but there are plenty of ellipses there, so I'd recommend that you check out the entry yourself.
And Lindsay? As amusing as it was to read your comments, I'm not sure that it's worth putting yourself through that.
Quick Edit: Lindsay also cross-posted it to the Winnipeg Skeptics blog! We have a new author!