New Rule: If your entire party tries to get rid of you, and you stay in, you can't talk about how easy it is for a woman to push a stupid prick out of her body.
I don't want to waste another second thinking about Todd Akin, and his theory that you can't get pregnant unless your eggs are asking for it. Here's the only thing you need to know about Todd Akin and human anatomy: he's an asshole. What I want to talk about is how it's not a coincidence that the party of fundamentalism is also the party of fantasy. When I say religion is a mental illness, this is what I mean: it corrodes your mental faculties to the point where you can believe in tiny ninja warriors who hide in vaginas and lie in wait for bad people's sperm.
Evangelicals might like to pretend that the magical thinking that they indulge in at home doesn't affect what they do at the office, but it absolutely does. The brain that believes in angels and miracles and Jesus riding a dinosaur is trained to see the world not as it is, but as you want it to be.
Republicans would like to pretend like Congressman Akin's substitution of superstition for science is a lone problem but it's not: they're all magical thinkers, on nearly every issue. They don't get their answers on climate change from climatologists, they get them from the Book of Genesis. Hence Sharia Law in America is a dire threat, and global warming a hoax.
(To read the rest, just click the link at the top.)
Of course Maher is right. As much as certain Christians DON'T like to hear this, the very fact that they base a set of beliefs on faith alone, opens them up to all kinds of magical thinking possibilities. Which also allows people like Todd Akin to use that very faith to introduce ridiculous ideas with the expectancy that nobody will dare call him out on them, without taking the risk of being identified as a person of little or NO faith.
And in America what could possibly be worse than THAT?
How else to explain this amazing contention by an Evangelical group that Todd Akin is the victim of a "political gang-rape" and then go on to make the following assertion:
Liberals may wish us to believe that no woman would ever stoop so low as to lie about being raped. But this simply does not comport with what we Christians know about fallen human nature. We, conservatives, all agree that millions of women annually conspire to commit murder on their unborn babies. So do you expect me to feel it unacceptable to believe they would lie about why? This is political correctness run amok. Why, after all, would someone willing to kill out of convenience not also lie for various reasons out of convenience?
"Millions of women conspire to commit murder on their unborn babies?" Gee isn't it great that the whole "war on women" thing was just a hoax?
Politicians like Todd Akin, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan know just WHO they can actively lie to over and over again without fear of being called out on those lies.
And they are easy to locate. Just wait until Sunday morning and you can find the majority of them sitting in the same building, listening to the same fables, and suffering the same erosion of their critical thinking skills.
Yes I realize that there are many highly intelligent people that also attend services right along with the less evolved of their brethren, but I am sure that the Republicans are fully aware that no plan is perfect. Just highly effective.