Alexander The Great

April 24, 2008

Stealing For God

Filed under: Ethics,Modern Life — alexanderthegreatest @ 6:35 pm
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This was brought to my attention through a blog called Chillin’ At The Cabstand, who wrote a response to Scott Hong’s frankly insulting question, “Why Do Atheists Oppose Incest?” Of course, this implies that Christians don’t stand against incest, perhaps even condone the practice. I’m sure my readers are intelligent enough to realize that, apart from freakish exceptions (can anyone say Warren Jeffs?), this isn’t the case.

Another post on Scott’s blog drew the harsh reaction of a photographer, who saw that Mr Hong had stolen a photo to advance his agenda. The comment was seemingly left by a new blog, and a new entrant into the realm of metaphysics, a person called Theism.

I’ve got a couple of online friends who are good photographers. They’ve complained about this phenomenon over digital coffee, likening it to socialism. Ironically, Mr Hong’s actions imply a support for universalized health care. If a photographer (or anyone else) is forced to work for free, for the public good, it seems this should apply to everyone, right?

If Scott can take something as unimportant as a picture without paying for it, why should he have to pay for food, shelter, medical care? I’m sure things should only be free when they support Mr Hong’s agenda, though, which has been common since the dawn of time, but known as stealing.

This is the type of hypocrisy that makes me feel more than a little sheepish when I “admit” that I’m also a Christian.

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8 Comments »

  1. Thanks for printing this, John. I wonder what Scott does for a living? I’m sure he takes a salary…

    The fact is, unlike emergency medical care, people can live without a photo on their blog. The copyright on that one pretty clearly suggests how it’s creator doesn’t want it used. If Scott wants the photo that badly, I have an old camera he can borrow. Maybe another of your readers can donate a flight to Gaza.

    Watching the man arrogantly brush the issue aside after it was brought to his attention is disturbing. What ever happened to personal responsibility?

    Comment by Forrest — April 24, 2008 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

  2. So know your supporting terrorism, libtard?

    Comment by angryxtian — April 24, 2008 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  3. “This was brought to my attention through a blog called Chillin’ At The Cabstand, who wrote a response to Scott Hong’s frankly insulting question, “Why Do Atheists Oppose Incest?” Of course, this implies that Christians don’t stand against incest, perhaps even condone the practice”

    Big thanks for the link. As for Scott implying that Christians condone incest, I didn’t interpret it that way. It seemed more like he was saying “Christians are stereotypically bigoted, so we can suppress sexuality without being hypocrites; but aren’t you atheists supposed to be open-minded?”

    Comment by chillinatthecabstand — April 25, 2008 @ 4:34 am | Reply

  4. “Why Do Atheists Oppose Incest?” Of course, this implies that Christians don’t stand against incest, perhaps even condone the practice. I’m sure my readers are intelligent enough to realize that, apart from freakish exceptions (can anyone say Warren Jeffs?), this isn’t the case.

    Indeed, chillinatthecabstand gets the intent of my post (which I explained in the post itself, and in a comment addressed directly to you) – Christians can say whatever alternative sexuality is wrong ‘Because God says so’.

    But if there is no genetic or ethical problem with incest, what basis do atheists have for considering it immoral? (As you yourself claim the vast majority do?)

    As I’ve said on that post, if anyone would just point out to me how Fair Use Doctrine does not apply to that pic and other watermarked pics, I will remove it, apologize and give full credit to whoever points it out to me.

    Unless, of course, you would all prefer that I remain oblivious and therefore an easy target for your self-righteous indignation.

    Chillin can attest that though I can be stubborn, I am not quite the absolute dogmatist. Point me in the right direction, and if I don’t take it, then you can have your little pie-throwing fest in sound conscience.

    But how come alexandersacrhive is posting about the exact two of my blog posts that commentor ‘theism’ has been commenting at??? Are they affiliated somehow?

    Comment by Scott Thong — April 26, 2008 @ 3:52 am | Reply

  5. […] = Commentor Theism and Sock Puppetry? Okay, how many people place money on the fact that this blogger Alexander the Great is actually the commentor theism, who also created a new blog called theism just to cover his […]

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  6. FAIL, Scott, fail.

    Comment by alexanderthegreatest — April 26, 2008 @ 10:02 pm | Reply

  7. lol, it served to amuse me. Why is that a fail?

    And btw… You just used the same words I used on theism. More self-indictment much?

    Comment by Scott Thong — April 27, 2008 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

  8. Also noted that your comments here come at almost the exact same time theism comments on my blog.

    Comment by Scott Thong — April 27, 2008 @ 11:17 pm | Reply


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