‘Concerned’ Woman on Fox News: Reason is what lead to the Holocaust
You know, I know that when I think of Hitler, my first thought is always “Oh my! What a reasonable man he was! So enlightened! And logical! Boy, was he logical!”
Ugh. Ok, so Peggy Nance, the President of “Concerned Women For America” is up on FOX News today talking about how she’s just so mad because Anthony Foxx the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina (and candidate for Transportation Secretary) declared today a “Day of Reason” for his city. When it is supposed to be The National Day of Prayer!!! Here she is bravely taking a stand against reason, because it led to Hitler (duh):
I’m not going to lie. I love the Concerned Women For America like I love Chick Tracts. They’re so reliably insane– and sure, many groups are. But no one combines bitchy Tupperware Party Host/ PTA President like they do. It’s like they’re real live Stepford Wives. It’s fascinating to watch. I cannot possibly recommend the former president Wendy Wright’s interview with Richard Dawkins enough. It is just delightful.
Anyway, even before we get to the reducio ad hitlerum, Peggy explains:
“GK Chesterson said that the Doctrine of Original Sin is the only one in which there have been 3.5 thousand years of empirical evidence to back up.”
BAM. Take that, Science! The only thing that has ever been really proven is that 6,000 years ago a snake talked a lady into eating an apple and so we all must suffer forever and think it’s weird when people are naked. Everything else is a lie. Obviously.
Then, she gets at us with some history. Because, see, people in the Enlightenment talked about stuff like moral relativism and reason instead of the Bible… and then what do we have 200 years later? The Holocaust. Can’t argue with that one! That sure is a time line, um, of things that happened.
“You know, the Age of Enlightenment and Reason gave way to moral relativism. And moral relativism is what led us all the way down the dark path to the Holocaust… Dark periods of history is what we arrive at when we leave God out of the equation.”
Obviously. I mean, that’s why the Spanish Inquisition was such a pleasant time for everybody.