Thursday, March 11, 2021

#2450: Myra Adams

It is a core belief of religious fundies that they are persecuted, and if you are sufficiently paranoid, you’ll find evidence to back up that delusion everywhere. Myra Adams, a freelance writer whose rants have been published by e.g. the WND and National Review, points out that such persecution of Christians takes place when people use ‘CE’ and ‘BCE’ instead of ‘AD’ and ‘BC’: choosing the former is, according to Adams, not only a “subtle form of Christian persecution” but “also a de facto war against Christianity”. Do you need more evidence that Christians are being persecuted? Well, Adams is ready to provide: Notice that Genesis 2:23-24 (“The man said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man. For this reason a man leave his father and his mother, and be united to his wife, and they shall be one flesh”) has “for hundreds of years” been “a wedding favorite”(?); but now, gay marriage is legal, and “though this passage is the biblical basis for marriage, we doubt that it would be acceptable to the bride and groom” – and that, according to Adams, shows that the left is ready to ban “the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church,” as “hate speech”. Yes, there are some steps left unstated in that piece of “reasoning”. 
She has also written extensively about how the shroud of Turin is proof that the Bible’s portrayal of Jesus is accurate, e.g. for the young-earth creationist website Evidence4Creation. (Yes, Adams is of course a young-earth creationist.)  
Diagnosis: It’s hard not to conclude that she’s genuinely stupid. Yet she does apparently get her stuff published, so someone must apparently find it insightful. Baffling.

1 comment:

  1. People like this are one of the reasons I'm glad to be an atheist.