Raped by dart-throwing monkeys

March 7, 2018 § 18 Comments

Christendom college and other backward troglodyte institutions – those which still require actual evidence before taking punitive action against students accused of committing sexual assault – really need to get with the #metoo program. Everyone knows that very few rape accusations are false. Modern research proves it. And how could the experts possibly be wrong?

§ 18 Responses to Raped by dart-throwing monkeys

  • Rhetocrates says:

    You know, this rape epidemic can’t be all bad. Last I heard, rape, and more importantly rape accusations, cure cancer.

  • Zippy says:

    Rhetocrates:

    The p-values are well established. Rape accusations are more effective than placebo.

  • Thanks for that link. Yet one more example of Adam’s auditioning for power thesis.

  • Larry_Dickson says:

    The most important point is that – even if you take the liberals at their word – “very few” is not the same as “none”. We still operate under “innocent until proven guilty”. Keep harping on that point.

    I mean keep harping on it in the way that liberals keep harping on a point. NEVER GET TIRED OF REPEATING IT. People on our side tend to shut up if not listened to after two or three repetitions.

  • Scott W. says:

    There is a recent Steven Crowder video where he went on a college campus and put up a sign, “Male privilege is a Myth: change my mind” and debated people one on one. One guy was exceptionally agitated because apparently he knew a girl who was raped on campus and was indignant that all that happened to the alleged rapist was he was moved to another dorm. With a little digging it was quickly apparent that this non-punishment happened not because of some nefarious cabal of boys, but that the girl wasn’t pressing criminal charges because according to him, she didn’t want her name everywhere or some such blah, blah, blah.

    The takeaway was that among all the spouting I was waiting for him to just blurt out that he wanted the guy punished severely, but without having to bother with all that due process stuff. Whether that logical conclusion eluded him, or he knew full well but was too chicken to say so wasn’t clear.

  • Gabe Ruth says:

    That RCP story is really interesting, hadn’t heard of that guy before.

    You have to feel some sympathy for him though, it’s got to be tough when your five year rape plan doesn’t produce.

  • Mike T says:

    cure cancer.

    Dude, it cures AIDS. The latest research from sub-Saharan Africa proves it.

  • Rhetocrates says:

    Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, Mike T. Let’s wait until the relevant paper’s citation count reaches triple digits. Then we’ll know for sure that it’s Science.

  • T. Morris says:

    Rhetocrates:

    Let’s wait until the relevant paper’s citation count reaches triple digits. Then we’ll know for sure that it’s Science.

    Yep. Gotta make sure all the butt sniffers give their approval before we can know it’s real science.

  • dvdivx says:

    Rape accusations against muslims however will be ignored irregardless of evidence.

  • Scott W. says:

    OT: Upcoming documentary: Scream for me Sarajevo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvEQXYDIK9E

  • Proph says:

    Hey Zippy, a Patheos blogger weighed in on the topic of usury recently: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/catholicauthenticity/2018/03/is-contraception-the-new-usury/

    Thought you should know, if you hadn’t seen it already. Hope all is well!

  • JustSomeGuy says:

    @ Proph:

    I’m not Zippy, but it seems to me that Ms. Selmys is noticing (or at least partially noticing) a real dynamic, but still making some rather fundamental errors.

    On the one hand, she’s right that the same kind of “obscure and forget” is happening with doctrine on contraception that has already happened with usury. On the other hand, there are also some prominent disanalogies which she ignores entirely.

    First, she asserts that the Church’s teaching is that all loans for profit are always intrinsically immoral. This is simply false. She fails to make the distinction between mutuum and non-mutuum loans at all. There is, in fact, a moral way to lend for profit, but there is no moral way to contracept.

    Second, usurious lending is a “one-way” sin, so to speak, with a clear perpetrator and a clear victim. Thus, it is possible for material cooperation to be justified on the part of the victim. The sin is on the part of the lender, first and foremost. With contraception, on the other hand, all parties involved with a contracepted sex act are perpetrators. One cannot prudentially cooperate with a contracepted sex act; if you choose to engage in a contracepted sex act at all, you are a perpetrator of said act.

    Thirdly, she appeals to the increasing difficulty of not cooperating with both of these kinds of sin. However, while it is true that, for many people, it is not possible to get by in the modern economy without cooperating with some usurious loans, it is always possible to get by without engaging in contracepted sex acts. Her argument seems to be the same old, “the sexually charged fools just can’t control themselves.”

    Even setting aside disanalogies, she also seems to be making the same “ignorance as the eighth sacrament” argument that is all too common these days. She says:

    The focus is likely to shift, as it has with usury, towards fixing the societal ills that make it so difficult for people to welcome children into their lives.

    This is all well and good; we do need to combat the forces that tempt people more towards these kinds of sins. However, she then follows it up with:

    If the Church continues to lose the Culture War against the sexual revolution, the only thing that is likely to change is the assumption that individual Catholics have substantive freedom to overcome these pressures. Without that freedom, contraception, like usury, remains grave matter but becomes increasingly unlikely to constitute mortal sin in individual cases.

    This reads to me like, “Oh the poor fools just can’t help themselves. Through the magic of societal pressure, it will become just downright unreasonable to expect rational, free agents to choose not to do evil. By the power of ignorance, the individual acts will cease to be sin, even though that pretty doctrine up in the clouds remains objectively true and unchanged. The culture has literally robbed us of our capacity to freely choose not to contracept.”

  • JustSomeGuy says:

    To be fair, it is true that the language barrier makes it difficult to understand the Church’s doctrine on usury. The English translation of Vix Pervenit, for example, is atrocious, and without being able to go back to the Latin it can be difficult to see that what’s being talked about is mutuum loans only. Ironically, this is a part of the very “obscure and forget” dynamic that Ms. Selmys is attempting to describe.

  • Zippy says:

    I’ve made a couple of comments in that thread myself, but I probably won’t be able to keep at it. Too much going on IRL.

  • Mike T says:

    As a non-Catholic, I find it bewildering that Catholics who try to be Catholic in their lives tolerate “Catholics” who try to make contraception a-ok. The number of sins and problems that converge at and come from contraception is pretty high and rather serious.

    On the flip side, having come to take a natural law view of the issue as a Protestant I have often thought that if most Christian men came around to the truth it would probably cause a serious collapse in marriage for a generation or more because the possibility of frequent (typically contracepted until a baby is wanted) sex would be removed from any potential consideration. (No, I don’t believe most women in the church would agree to NFP)

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