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Anti-Christian Activist: God Raped Mary
Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Matt Barber

Posted on 01/05/2015 7:34:02 AM PST by Kaslin

One of the secular left’s latest windmills at which to tilt is America’s fanciful “rape culture.” There is a universal ethos of violence against women, as they imagine it, that stems from a millennia-old global patriarchy chiefly derived from religion in general and Judeo-Christianity in particular (another of their pet nemeses).

Paradoxically, these “progressive” Don Quixotes actually believe in said “rape culture,” something that, outside of Islam, does not exist, while they disbelieve in their Creator, Christ Jesus, who both did and does exist. Exhibit A, of course, is the now-debunked UVA fraternity gang-rape hoax concocted in the disturbed minds of Rolling Stone reporter and radical feminist Sabrina Rubin Erdely, along with some love-struck, not-really-gang-raped coed.

Salon.com’s Valerie Tarico is in the same camp. She is the anti-Christian gift that keeps on giving. She hates Christ. She hates men. And she hates the women who love them.

A year ago I wrote a column featuring Tarico’s claim that Christianity was “going down,” a tired fantasy the pagan left has trotted out annually since the year 0001.

Well, just before Christmas Tarico one-upped herself. The liberal impulse to conjoin the illegitimate twins of Christ hating with man hating evidently proved more than she could bear. In a Dec. 21 Salon screed headlined, “Why rape is so intrinsic to religion,” Tarico gratuitously, and despicably, asserts that God raped Mary.

“Powerful gods and demi-gods impregnating human women – it’s a common theme in the history of religion, and it’s more than a little rapey,” she writes.

“The impregnation process may be a ‘ravishing’ or seduction or some kind of titillating but nonsexual procreative penetration,” she adds.

In order to create the illusion that she is comprehensively “anti-religion,” rather than fundamentally anti-Christian, Tarico then pays lip service to a number of mythological stories involving Zeus, Jupiter, Buddha and others, before finally zeroing in on the true targets of her sniping: Christ, Mary and God the Father.

“Though the earliest Christians had a competing story,” she writes, “in the Gospel of Luke, the Virgin Mary gets pregnant when the spirit of the Lord comes upon her and the power of the Most High overshadows her. …

“Mary assents after being not asked but told by a powerful supernatural being what is going to happen to her, ‘Behold the bond slave of the Lord: be it done to me …’

“Who needs consent, freely given? If he’s a god, she’s got to want it, right? That is how the stories play out.

“Whether or not the delectable young thing puts up a protest, whether or not seduction requires deception, whether or not the woman already has a husband or love, whether or not she is physically forced, the basic assumption is that the union between a god and a woman is overwhelming in an orgasmic way, not a bloody, head-bashed-against-the-ground kind of way. And afterwards? Well, what woman wouldn’t want to be pregnant with the son or daughter of a god?”

After a few disjointed paragraphs suggesting that the biblical account of Christ’s conception really “roots all the way back to evolutionary biology” and men’s need to “maximize their genes,” Tarico blends together nicely her hateful feminist representation of God, the divine rapist, with a more temporal, down to earth bout of good ol’ fashioned man-bashing.

“Powerful men not only want to control the valuable commodity of female fertility, they should. Gods ordain it and model it. And they prescribe punishments for those – especially females – who violate the proper order of things,” she asserts.

And then the train wreck goes completely off the rails.

“Within a society that treats female sexuality as a male possession [snicker], the only consent that can be violated is the consent of a woman’s owner, the man with the rights to her reproductive capacity – typically her father, fiancé, or husband [double snicker]. Many Christians are surprised when told that nowhere in the Bible, either Old Testament or New, does any writer say that a woman’s consent is necessary or even desirable before sex.

“This omission is more than regrettable, it is tragic,” she bellows.

The not-so-thinly-veiled implication here is that Christianity and, by extension, Christians, especially Christian men, not only fails to condemn rape, but that it actually encourages it. To say that this notion strains credulity is generous. In that the Bible is abundantly clear in both the Old and New Testaments that sexual behavior is only permissible and moral within the loving bonds of natural male-female marriage, it is absurd to suggest, as does Tarico, that the Holy Scriptures somehow condone rape. Let alone Christ’s central admonition that we “do unto others” as we would have them do unto us. Such rubbish betrays this woman’s visceral animus toward Christianity.

Tarico then goes on to make up, whole cloth, a bunch more crap.

“But even closer to home for many is the shocking prevalence on college campuses and in society at large of sexual manipulation and coercion perpetrated by males who otherwise seem morally intact. One can’t help but notice that a large number of high profile cases involve high status males: fraternity members, a famous actor, a radio host, small town football stars and big league professional athletes – men, in other words, who think they are gods.”

Um, actually, Val, one can “help but notice” “a large number of high profile” rape cases. Because, though rape certainly does occur and is always insidious when it does, such high profile cases are isolated, rare and, quite frequently, ultimately debunked (e.g., Duke Lacrosse, UVA, et. al.).

Moreover, and as University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds recently pointed out in USA Today, “In fact, rape on college campuses is – like rape everywhere else in America – plummeting in frequency.”

Even so, left-wing extremists like Valerie Tarico never let the facts get in the way of a good false narrative.

This very angry, hurting-on-the-inside woman then closes her fictional missive with a man-thumping, God-hating twofer: “Convinced of their own deific qualities, it just follows that the object of their [men's] attentions has gotta want it – and if she doesn’t, well, that’s fine too, because when a god wants a woman, consent isn’t really part of the story.”

Other than truth, the only thing being raped here are the minds of those who consent to read Valerie Tarico’s propagandist twaddle.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Virginia
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1 posted on 01/05/2015 7:34:02 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The God who “doesn’t exist” did this to someone else who “didn’t exist”?

Hateful rhetoric by pitiful individuals who hate God. He loves them. Such is unrequited love.


2 posted on 01/05/2015 7:38:40 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Shickl-Gruber's Big Lie gave us Hussein's Un-Affordable Care act (HUAC).)
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To: Kaslin

These people read too much Greek Mythology.

Remember Europa? She actually had sex with the Father of the gods — ZEUS, who through her, sired the EUROPEANS.


3 posted on 01/05/2015 7:39:02 AM PST by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: Kaslin
mzz talrico.....at "work"


4 posted on 01/05/2015 7:45:29 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("Never, Never, Never, Give Up," Winston Churchill ><>)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Valerie Tarico really wanted to lash out about rape culture, she should’ve taken Planned Parenthood to task when their staffers were caught suggesting to minor females that they should submit to BDSM abuse from their sex partners to spice up their now boring sex lives.

These instructors told the young girls about the importance of “safe words” because when one is violently abusing a sex partner, “no” doesn’t always mean “NO”.

Feminazis are screwed in the head.

Down is up. Wrong is right.


5 posted on 01/05/2015 7:45:30 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Shickl-Gruber's Big Lie gave us Hussein's Un-Affordable Care act (HUAC).)
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To: Kaslin

When scoffers scoff they don’t upset me like the did when I was younger. These days I pity them.


6 posted on 01/05/2015 7:47:27 AM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: Kaslin

7 posted on 01/05/2015 7:50:44 AM PST by mylife
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To: a fool in paradise

What’s ironic is that God told us ahead-of-time that many women would be like this at the end. They have no clue that their very screwiness fulfills what Scripture warned us about 2,000 years ago.


8 posted on 01/05/2015 7:51:52 AM PST by butterdezillion (Note to self : put this between arrow keys: img src=""/ g G)
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To: Kaslin

Well Valerie, are you claiming it was “rape-rape” or just plain “rape?”


9 posted on 01/05/2015 7:55:33 AM PST by eCSMaster ("Your apathy is their power." - Sarah Palin Jul 19, 2014)
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To: Kaslin
Anti-Christian Activist: God Raped Mary

And that's why Anti-Christian Activists want to play God, Jimmy.

10 posted on 01/05/2015 7:57:20 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Kaslin

This is a step in the right direction. At least they acknowledge that Jesus is the Son of God.


11 posted on 01/05/2015 7:59:37 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Kaslin

My guess is this chick can’t get laid herself so she concocts stories for print.


12 posted on 01/05/2015 8:01:28 AM PST by lesko
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To: Kaslin

There is no sense in any of that. It’s just the hateful rants of a mentally unstable leftist.


13 posted on 01/05/2015 8:13:00 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

That’s one for a Glamour “Do’s and Don’ts” page.


14 posted on 01/05/2015 8:28:28 AM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: FrdmLvr

the “progressives” version of the spring burkha apparently...


15 posted on 01/05/2015 8:47:04 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("Never, Never, Never, Give Up," Winston Churchill ><>)
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To: Kaslin

Those whose unmitigated arrogance allows them to commit blasphemy against God ought to consider this one question:

What if you are wrong?

I pray that she makes peace with her Maker before her time is up. That kind of talk is chilling to me. Very sad.


16 posted on 01/05/2015 8:50:56 AM PST by RatRipper
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To: Kaslin

Mary consented. God bless her. And thank you Lord.


17 posted on 01/05/2015 8:55:43 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (quod est Latine morositate)
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To: Kaslin
Salon.com’s Valerie Tarico

The Devil Raped My Brain

18 posted on 01/05/2015 9:17:08 AM PST by IronJack
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To: Kaslin

Some 45 years later, Ti-Grace Atkinson still exists in spirit. I had a moment of nostalgia there.


19 posted on 01/05/2015 9:45:30 AM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Kaslin

What irks me most is this:

insofar as I am aware, every pagan god was created from “chaos”, or somesuch, or by normal or otherwise sex between already existing gods.

It is a totally false, fallacious, misleading, erroneous, and deliberately lying comparison to make between the uncreateed Creator, and the pagan gods, who if they existed at all other than as aliases for Satan’s demons, would still be created beings the same as humans.

To compare them and their actions to God is... well, I don’t have a word strong enough.

This does not even begin to account for the multiple other deceptions in her argument, but perhaps begins to explain their motivations.


20 posted on 01/05/2015 9:55:02 AM PST by chesley (Obama -- Muslim or dhimmi? And does it matter?)
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