Ted Cruz's dad on how atheism leads to child molestation

Senator/dillhole Ted Cruz is an apple that evidently did not fall far from the tree. His father, Rafael Cruz, recently spoke here in Oklahoma and told an audience of gun nuts that atheism leads to sexual abuse:
Let’s look, for example, at the behavioral consequences of these two foundations.Well, if there is nothing, if there is no God, then we are ruled by our instincts. There is no moral absolute, which means we operate by situational ethics.
Of course, when there are no moral absolutes leads us to sexual immorality, leads us to sexual abuse, leads us to perversion and, of course, no hope. No hope!

You hear that, atheists?! No hope! No hope for you!

Well, here's the problem with that whole "God gives us moral absolutes" thing: nobody has direct, objective access to the mind of God. At best, even if (for the sake of discussion) we were to grant that the Christian God is real and does indeed have a standard of moral absolutes, God's messages are inevitably filtered through ordinary human beings who tend to not agree on exactly what God is, how God does things, and what God wants from us – much less how God wants us to treat each other.

The whole "moral absolutes" canard is just a shell game that results in a bunch of idiots shouting that their God told them this or they think the Bible clearly says that while some other bunch of idiots shouts that God told them the complete opposite and the Bible clearly shouldn't be interpreted that way.

In the end, the more liberal Christians end up engaging in morality as an exercise in applied rationality just like the atheists and secularists and then mold the Bible into whatever they want, while all the Pat Robertsons and Rafael Cruzes of the world end up looking like nutjobs.  


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