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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This Is What Atheists Defend

Regarding the estimated 200,000 women from the Philippines, China and the Korea who were forced to work as “comfort women” to “relieve the sexual tension” of Japanese soldiers during WWII, a member of the Japanese government stated, “women forced to become prostitutes to entertain Japanese troops during World War II were "necessary." Toru Hashimoto, who serves as the Mayor of Osaka, told reporters at his weekly press conference Monday that "anyone would understand" the role of "comfort women" when soldiers were risking their lives and you wanted to give them "a rest."

Other politicians have said, “the comfort women [issue] infringed the human rights of the women." Chief Cabinet Spokesman Yoshihide Suga did not respond directly to Hashimoto's comments but instead told reporters "the stance of the Japanese government on the comfort women issue is, as it has been stated repeatedly in the past, that they suffered unspeakably painful experiences and we keenly feel the pain when we think about them."

Which brings me to the point of this post. When atheists read in the Old Testament about the nations that God destroyed because of the immense level of evil that was present in those societies, evil that included sacrificing their children as live burnt offerings and enslaving women by the thousands to work as temple prostitutes or “comfort women,” atheists support those nations and go after God for bringing judgement on that evil.

Here are these atheists, men and women who consider themselves to be good people, tolerant people (there's an understatement for you) people who think that the rest of us should model our moral standards after theirs, and they seem to stand shoulder to shoulder with Mr. Hashimoto.

It seems that there is no level of depravity that atheists won't support and defend - if God is against it. Sad but true.  


  1. Pix or it didn't happen. In fact, the only reason the Bible says "don't burn your kids, yo" is because THE ISRAELITES did that. Think! It's a text for the Israelites, written by Israelite leaders. Why would they ban something that the Israelites did not in fact do?
    Abraham was not a monotheist. They had lots of gods, good and evil. The two main ones, El and Yahweh were arguably of the more evil ones, and their commands were harsh and cruel.
    Later, when the two major factions of the Israelites were united, and El and Yahweh were combined, all these evil deeds (such as the flood) were redefined as "somehow, magically good". It was too much of a stretch to edit ALL of them out directly, so instead the priests edited the worst of them out (like the one about not sacrificing one's children on the flame, as Abraham had indeed originally done) and changed the rest of them to be somehow "just punishment".
    And that's a fact.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out Mr. Thesauros. Could you now please explain to me the meaning of this passage from your own holy book?
    Numbers 31:17-18 "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."
    This sounds quite a bit like the "comfort women,"phenomenon, and it seems this is a commandment from your own god. Now who is it that supports the idea of "comfort women," again?

  3. This is what atheists defend, eh? Okay, name one.

  4. So criticizing the murder of children is the same as supporting forced prostitution? You are simply a delusional fool.

  5. Saying that whole cities did not deserve to burn for the actions of a few is not saying that those few were good people. You do not hear people advocating for the extermination of Germans for the actions of the Nazi's, and what your argument justifies is that anyone who is against such a policy must support the Holocaust. If the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah did take place, it resulted in the deaths of those who were the victims of horrific crimes and innocents. That wholesale and utterly unjustifiable slaughter is what we say is evil, and an example of the ethics that we do not wish to be propagated in any reasonable society.

  6. Did you notice what’s missing here? How about any link at all to atheists. He doesn’t quote a single atheist who supports the use of “comfort women” during war. He just declares that we allegedly support the idea. Is he lying? Or is he stupid? Take your pick.

  7. I challenge the author to provide a single instance of any atheist supporting any such thing. Any at all.

    You have not provided any support for the claim that a single city was ever so evil. Only the Bible's word that it was so. Real world evidence notwithstanding. There is only one place in the world where entire "evil" populations exist: Fiction.

  8. "people who think that the rest of us should model our moral standards after theirs"
    Do we? All we do is point to the consequences of misogyny and homophobia. We ask you to treat your fellow men as having equal rights. Your morals can and should model your personal as long as you don't infringe those equal rights. By Baal, how often do we have to point to all the other emancipations of the last two hundred years? Equal rights for Citizens (no Kings), equal rights for slaves, women, blacks, and lately gays & lesbians. Is that so hard to understand?
    "and they seem to stand shoulder to shoulder with Mr. Hashimoto"
    Well, as has been remarked before, citation needed. I don't see a single Atheist backing that guy who's defending Japanese war crimes.

    But I see a Christian here who is defending god-commanded war crimes.

  9. The hell? On what basis do you claim that atheists - of all people - support this kind of thing?

  10. Youre saying that its ok for god to commit genocide. And you have the nerve to call atheists complete monsters