Shorter Ben Shapiro a/k/a America’s Worst Unemployed Lawyer, Clown Hall
The Death of American Religion
- Atheism is theft.
Oh, ye of little faith in the Shorter, read this and weep:
Where the religious believer understands that it is immoral to deprive someone else of their property by force, even when such stealing is given legal cover by the state, the secularist believes that the morality of redistributionism takes precedence over the morality of respect for the rights of others.
You see, according to Ben, the reason that Barack won is that too many atheists voted and that, as everyone knows, atheists deny the existence of God mostly so that they can have Obama stick his hands in your pocket and take your shit from you. Atheists like Ayn Rand and . . . oops, never mind.
Also people become atheists because they want to abort babies and gay marry which really is the same thing as taking other people’s private property, because having lots of property and babies and same-gendered spouses are all part of the same divine plan. No, really, I’m not kidding. He says that:
That’s because the same position that rejects the sanctity of unborn life tends to reject the sanctity of private property; both are based on the John Locke-ian premise that man is special in the universe, and that the product of his labor is an extension of his special place in the universe. Ignore man’s Godly origins and his property becomes a dispensable commodity rather than a fulfillment of a divine mission.
It’s like that slippery slope from the first toke of marijuana to shooting up heroin in an abandoned house. Once you start aborting things, the next thing you know you’re demanding progressive taxation.
Since I shouldn’t have all the fun with Ben, I leave it to our faithful commentariat to take apart Ben’s misuse of the Keynes “long run” quotation at the end of his, er, article.