The Alleged Moral Superiority of the Religious

So a Facebook friend posted the following:

From Focus on the Family’s talking points on Marriage:

– Marriage provides important benefits to society that no other institution can. Marriage:
– Regulates sexuality. Marriage establishes sexual guardrails, which remain a requirement for all successful societies.

To which I responded:

I’m just curious what a sexual guardrail is? Is it one where you’ll be fucked if you run into it?

Then this person by the name of Chaplain John Amaral says:

Tony it is good that you can respond ………is it necessary to use that king of language……..

Now I’m all “WTF?” Here is the rest of the thread:

Tony: Yes it’ necessary. Look, I don’t care if it offends you, I’m going to say what I wanted to say.

Chaplain John Amaral: you live in a free country ……language shows character and how vain a person is….so you are free ……use it…so don not let me stop you from using your wisdom …………

Tony: Oh please, you know where you can stuff the vanity right? And trying to be cutesy with that wisdom thing. Come off it. Take your sidekick God and have a nice day.

Notice the air of moral superiority in the Chaplain’s last response. And then the condescension with that last bit about wisdom.

I couldn’t resist telling him where he could stuff it.

I really, really, really hate when someone with a religious title tries to belittle me for stating it how it is. Irks me to no end. Hence this blog post.

4 thoughts on “The Alleged Moral Superiority of the Religious

  1. This presumed moral authority comes from those who ordinarily grant it. Pastors and other religious leaders come to expect deferene to their opinions, but they also react as patient, high minded moralists to those not inclined to treat them as God’s messengers. Hence the unconcealed condescension.

    Such people aren’t worth the time of day.

  2. Actually, the only thing marriage does that nothing else can is provide in-laws. And WTF are “sexual guardrails”, and why haven’t they managed to keep married people from committing adultery or clergy from diddling children?

  3. As far as refraining to use profanity in most venues I think that prudish, Puritanical America needs to get a grip. I have always said that “profanity is the salt and pepper in the otherwise bland English language”

    your blog is great and I intend to follow it.


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