Knocked for loop

That ever-so-eloquent letter by political science graduate student David Kincaid just knocked me for a loop!! Holy mackerel Batman!!! A Biblical basis for fighting racism?? I wouldn’t believe it even if I read it. Isn’t this the same book that other people like Pat Robertson, Jesse Helms and Adolph Hitler use(d) to decry the omnipresent subversion perpetrated by the likes of those Communist-Jewish-homosexuals that like to burn flags, spread diseases and otherwise undermine our benevolent patriarchal society? Let’s take a closer look at this letter.

Mr. Kincaid is certainly correct in denouncing racism. It is, along with homophobia and sexism, an institutionalized scourge that most definitely needs to be obliterated from the face of the earth. According to him, racism is, among other things, a “…denial of the fundamental Biblical position that all humans—black and white, rich and poor, male and female, as well as the unborn, disabled and elderly—are created in the spiritual image and likeness of God.” It logically follows from this quote, that God is simultaneously “…black and white, [etc.]” How is this possible? This makes God a physically-challenged, half- black, half-white (correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t there more shades of skin color than this?) fetus. And since there are homosexuals and bisexuals on this planet that are human beings, God would also have to logically be that too. Quite a task!

While I’m at it, let’s discuss this concept of the “unborn.” This is directly related to the concept of “male and female.” From Mr. Kincaid’s comments, I assume he infers equality between women and men. I hope he is sincere. But wait a second, we can’t have women controlling their bodies! Hey man, my woman can get a job, vote, get a degree, but when it comes to making decisions concerning HER BODY, that is my domain! Next thing you know, women all over the world well be fighting for control of their bodies.

Next topic. Mr. Kincaid proceeds to decry that ubiquitous and destructive phenomenon known as moral relativism. This is, for one, a simple attack on political correctness. I admit, P.C. has its faults, but its anti-discriminatory stance against i.e. women, ethnicity, homosexuals, is severely disconcerting to insecure heterosexual white men who can no longer act like typical heterosexual white men without fear of retribution.

Finally, let’s talk about this whole “God” thing. What God? I’ve never seen any proof for a god. Is this the same God whose name is invoked by those goosesteppers George Bush and Bill Clinton after they bomb Iraq to bits? You know, they give us some rhetorical nonsense about making the world safe for democracy and preventing terrorism and aggression and then say, “God bless you. And God bless America.”

Get off the God fix folks! There is no God! Just face the fact that there is no purpose to life; you are going to die and rot in the earth. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try to lead a happy, fruitful life. It doesn’t mean you have to go around telling women what to do with their bodies or trying to “cure” homosexuals. I hate to reduce belief to a cliche, but Michael Bakunin once said, “The idea of God implies the abdication of human reason and justice; it is the most decisive negation of human liberty, and necessarily ends in the enslavement of human kind, both in theory and practice.”

Mike Ede

DeKalb resident