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December 02, 2008

Anti-Christian Bigot Andrew Sullivan Spins Weird-Science Story With No Discernable Metaphysical Component Into Attack on Christians


Caution: Non-Sequitor Fall Zone.

Der Spiegel profiles a woman who has perfect episodic memory:
People say to me: Oh, how fascinating, it must be a treat to have a perfect memory," she says. Her lips twist into a thin smile. "But it's also agonizing."

In addition to good memories, every angry word, every mistake, every disappointment, every shock and every moment of pain goes unforgotten. Time heals no wounds for Price. "I don't look back at the past with any distance. It's more like experiencing everything over and over again, and those memories trigger exactly the same emotions in me. It's like an endless, chaotic film that can completely overpower me. And there's no stop button."

It's a kind of mini-version of the hell of immortality. Forgetting and dying are as integral to being human as remembering and living. And yet we cannot cherish the relief of death or the gift of receding memory. That's how far our society has strayed from true Christianity (and how far the pro-life fetishists have migrated from the message of Jesus.)

We cannot cherish the relief of death? Or the "gift" of Alzheimer's? When was Christianity every pro-"relief of death"/ Yes, the promise of the Afterlife and so on, but when has Christianity ever celebrated death merely as the escape from the misery of mortal life?

And this suddenly-discovered pro-senility dogma... Guess I really need to read the Gospel of St. Andrew of P-Town for Jesus' exultations about creeping senility.

Incidentally, Andrew Sullivan's only true claim to the "conservative" label was his own "pro-life fetishism." But he's apparently evolved on that, as he on so much.

Sullivan invented his cutesy (but dumb) slur "Christianist" to describe, he says, a politicized version of Christianity. But notice that 90% of Sullvan's own invocations of "True Christianity" feature a political attack as their main thrust.

He almost never mentions Christianity in a non-political context. He never urges anyone to, say, accept Christ as Savior and shed one's sins. He primarily mentions not Jesus the Lamb of God but Jesus the Anti-Prop-8 Agitator.

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