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.