The most common argument I hear in “defense” of religion is that religion has good intentions and isn’t hurting anyone. If reading something like this doesn’t make you want to slap the person you wrote the pamphlet, you’re part of the problem.
A young woman doing her job at a drive-thru window was handed a pamphlet by a woman in a car. Among the quotes from the pamphlet:
- “You may have been given this leaflet because of the way you are dressed. Have you thought about standing before the true and living God to be judged?”
-“Scripture tells us that when a man looks on a woman to lust for her he has already committed adultery in his heart. If you are dressed in a way that tempts a men to do this secret (or not so secret) sin, you are a participant in the sin.”
- “By the way, some rape victims would not have been raped if they had dressed properly. So can we really say they were innocent victims?”
I think a rape victim given this pamphlet should be allowed to legally rip the face off of the person who hands it to them.
If you blame rape on a woman's appearance, please move to the Middle East. They already harbor attitudes like that over there. You won’t have to lobby for any kind of changes to society; women are required by law in many places to cover up modestly. The women also “know their place” over there, and everyone is really into God.
Christians: your religion is completely fucked.