April 22, 2009

Testing what exactly?

So loon-of-the-moment Carrie Prejean (see Attentive Aphorist's post here for the video of Carrie making a boob of herself) gave an interview with (who else) Faux News and managed to say something surprisingly even more vapid....

"This happened for a reason. By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith. I'm glad I stayed true to myself."

Oh my. So God is invested heavily in bathing suit contests and empty meaningless responses to serious topical questions? No wonder so many people in the world are starving and killing each other over who has the coolest invisible friend. Scary stuff.

There is also another hilarious logical loophole in her blathering there.....

Anyone care to take a stab at what it is?

12 comments:

Randal Graves said...

My invisible sky fairy would beat up your invisible sky fairy but He's too busy surfing the internets for youtubes of swimsuit contests.

Justine said...

God is heavily invested in every single one of his children, so it makes sense that he could test her no matter what she was doing.

And as much as I applaud her courageous attempt to articulate her beliefs, I think Miss C doesn't understand how her participation in the pageant was hypocritical. By parading herself around as a sex object, she has already trivialized the sanctity of marriage.

Yeah, yeah. Bring it on.

Lemmy Caution said...

God is heavily invested in every single one of his childrenHe just doesn't want the gay ones to get married and be happy.

she has already trivialized the sanctity of marriage.
A marriage is only as sacred as the two people in the marriage make it. Hence, the divorce rate.

I wonder what our reaction to Miss C would have been if her answer had come out against, lets say, interracial marriage.

I still have yet to see one single logical argument against letting two people who love each other, and want to stay together forever, enjoy the same rights that you and other married couples enjoy.

Brought.

Justine said...

The future of our society depends on our children, obviously.

Quoting: "statistics show that 76 percent of second marriages break up within five years, as do 87 percent of third and 93 percent of fourth marriages-all of which expose the involved children to further turbulence and desertion.

Social science is very clear: Marriage brings health, happiness, wealth, and length of days to husband, wife, and children. It is marriage itself that makes the difference, not any pre-existing personal advantages of people who marry. Children benefit from marriage even more than parents do."

Repeating that line for emphasis: "Children benefit from marriage even more than parents do." In order for children to be protected, families need to be protected and supported. The state protects marriage by elevating it to a status above all other relationships.

Quoting again: "Marriage does involve very personal feelings, but this does not mean that it is merely a private matter. Whether it succeeds or fails, a marriage has a huge impact on the couple, their children, those around them, and the entire society. As an institution, marriage is the business of everyone in society. It takes more than emotion to hold a marriage together, as we have seen."

Homosexual relationships, despite Hollywood's attempt to idealize them, are generally unstable. (Because they are seeking gratification in a situation that cannot possibly satisfy them due to their very nature, OK shut up, Justine.)
Unstable relationships are bad for children, and therefore society as a whole.

I won't clutter your combox anymore, but scroll down to "What does the scientific evidence show about homosexuality?" on this page for specifics.
http://www.catholic.com/library/gay_marriage.asp

Lemmy Caution said...

Homosexual relationships, despite Hollywood's attempt to idealize them, are generally unstable.I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to back up that statement with some kind of facts.

And exactly how stable are Heterosexual marriages? What is the current divorce rate? Does that mean we should outlaw straight folks from getting hitched? Using your logic, I would say yes.

What if you saw statistics that told you most interracial couples had "unstable relationships". Should they be outlawed from marriage? Why gays?

Not all gay people are unhappy and going from bar to bar hooking up with anyone or everyone that comes along. Of course, if you go to a bar or club on any given weekend you will see thousands of straight people hooking up with whoever comes along.....but they are 'normal' so we won't worry about them.

I read the link. It literally has left me speechless. The logical loopholes and straw-grasping left my head hurting.

Big ouch.

Fact : Homosexuals can have lifelong LOVING monogamous relationships.

FACT : They are denied the same rights as heterosexual couples making the same commitment.

Utah Savage said...

Wow, Justine, needs a reality check. Like an abusive and philandering husband who visits prostitutes and is addicted to Porn. I had one like that. And it was all hetero and so so so sanctified and racially unambiguous. Did I say hetero? In church no less. To love honor and obey? Did she say OBEY? As in master/servant? A MAN and a WIFE? He's a man, she is merely a wife. I bet Justine is not a big fan of choice, for those of us wanting, needing, to rid ourselves of the spawn of our daddies, and brothers, and any hetero male who takes us either consensually or not. Justine, you make me want to scream. Your smugness is so all American, religious and righteous. But you have so little experience with a world that does not share your little happy domestic married christian construct. You need to travel to a whole bunch of catholic third world countries. It would be eye opening, or maybe not. Your eyes are already wide shut.

Sorry Lemmy if I'm attacking your sister. But her smugness really pisses me off. Who is she to say what god is heavily invested in. Maybe god (she) is heavily invested in China and not us at all.

Justine said...

Utah,
I'm sorry about your ex-husband, and I can see that he left you hurting. You deserved to be treated better than that.

Justine said...

God doesn't cause unhappiness, sin causes unhappiness.

God Is

God Loves

And God can be found.

(Lemmy, you really shouldn't go away for so long. The Christians are taking over your blog.)

Lemmy Caution said...

....and although I obviously am not a believer....I would like to think if there was a 'god' who 'loves', then he would be happy to see two people make a commitment to take care of each other and stay together forever. It's a nice concept.

Justine said...

God does want people to be happy...with him in eternity forever.

There are many things my children ask me for that I have to say "no" to because I know they will get hurt.

(Why just this morning I saved a two year old from denting her skull on a dresser corner. But, oh! jumping wildly on the bed that way was so much fun, Mama!)

Just as our bodies are governed by physical laws (try stepping off the top of a skyscraper without falling, if you don't believe me) so, too, are our souls governed by moral laws.

If God created us, it would make sense that he would know what these moral laws are, and that he would tell us what they are. Not so that he could punish us if we didn't follow them, but so we wouldn't hurt ourselves.

One example is forgiveness. Failure to forgive eats us up inside, leaving us bitter, angry and depressed. (I'm pretty sure any secular counselor worth his couch would tell you this, too. ) "Forgive one another" is one of things Jesus tells us. In my experience, he's right about that (and a lot of other things) so I trust him to tell me the truth about how to live my life.



Hey, didn't I just tell you I was done commenting on your blog?!

Lemmy Caution said...

it would make sense that he would know what these moral laws are, and that he would tell us what they are.And where does he say that homosexuals (that he created) shouldn't be happy or have the same rights as others?

Not so that he could punish us if we didn't follow them, but so we wouldn't hurt ourselves.The Bible tells a different story.

"Forgive one another" is one of things Jesus tells us. In my experience, he's right about that (and a lot of other things) so I trust him to tell me the truth about how to live my life.
He also said something about not judging others. I am positive that Jesus would let gay people be happy and be married. Why aren't you?

Hey, didn't I just tell you I was done commenting on your blog?!
I obviously led you into temptation! (insert evil laugh here).

Kulkuri said...

"Testing what exactly?" I would say testing whether or not they can make a coherent statement when they are representing (insert town, state, country, whatever here)and are asked questions by the media or the public. Miss Cali obviously failed.