Joined: Oct. 2006
When a hapless victim of Naegleria fowleri swims in warm water, the amoeba enters the nose, worms its way into the brain, and causes an astonishing amount of damage. This has apparently happened to Salvador Cordova.
Sal quotes "Darwinist" Gary Yourofsky:
|Every woman ensconced in fur should endure a rape so vicious that it scars them forever|
Darwinist Gary Yourofsky
This is DarLogic at its finest. Consider that lions subject their prey to cruel death. Same with wolves and their prey, etc. Is Gary out there punishing lions and wolves for being carnivores? No. Instead, this Darwinist is relishing the idea that women be raped and tortured simply because they wear an animal fur.
Yourofsky appears to be a whackjob who has been committing crimes on behalf of "animal rights" for years. But does he ground his views in "Darwinism?" Yourofsky has a website, with a FAQ, one of which addresses "Evolution and Creation":
|In the evolutionary theory, humans were vegan long before we turned to an unnatural diet of dead animals. Before tools, weapons and fire there was no meat-eating. We were vegan scavengers and gatherers long before we tried hunting and gathering. When the Ice Age hit and most vegetation was wiped out, humans turned to a survival scenario of eating meat. When the Ice Age ended, we should have reverted back to the vegan diet that kept us connected to and part of the natural world, not fallaciously on top of it.|
In the creation theory, humans were vegan long before we turned to a sinful diet of dead animals. The religions of Buddhists, Hindus, 7th Day Adventists, Jains and Rastafarians unambiguously admonish followers to harm no animal, and to treat the body as a temple by ingesting healthy, non-animal based foods. Meat is never permissible.
If you are a follower of Judaism, Christianity or Islam, look no further than the Garden of Eden. It was a vegan haven, and Adam and Eve were the first vegetarians on this planet. Genesis 1:29, God's first dietary law, states, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food." Isaiah 11:7, God's last dietary law, states, "The wolf will live with the lamb, the cow will feed with the bear, the lion will eat straw like the ox, and a little child will lead them. And neither will harm nor destroy on My Holy Mountain." The beginning and the end are vegan because veganism causes no bloodshed and cruelty. Many other scriptures like Hosea 2:18 and Ecclesiastes 3:19 also profess God's love for animals.
Since animal products cause almost all of our diseases, and the human body is 100 percent herbivorous, rationalizing God's approval of this deadly fare doesn't make sense. It's awfully convenient that most people believe God, Jesus and Mohammad embrace the misery, murder and consumption of animals. Yet, those same people also believe God, Jesus and Mohammad are all-compassionate, all-loving and all-merciful, not bloodthirsty, murderous devils. These scenarios contradict each other, so it can't be both ways. Causing misery to animals and supporting their murder is causing misery to God, Jesus and Mohammad and murdering Their souls.
The THOU SHALT NOT KILL commandment should make everyone vegan anyway. Since each vegan spares the lives thousands of animals every year, honoring this commandment can only bring one closer to God....
Of the 114 chapters in the Qu'ran, 113 begin with the phrase "In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful." All Muslims accept that showing compassion and charity is a service to Allah. Yet, to kill animals and eat their flesh is anything but compassionate and charitable. The Holy Prophet Muhammad states, "Allah will not be affectionate to a man who is not affectionate to Allah's creatures. Whoever is kind to the creatures of Allah is kind to himself. A good deed done to an animal is as good as doing good to a human being while an act of cruelty to an animal is as bad as an act of cruelty to a human being."
Animals are the most innocent beings on this planet and need the most protection. When we exclude animals from God's circle of compassion, we exclude God from our lives. God demands mercy, compassion and meekness. After all, the meek shall inherit the earth, and the meek are the animals and those who walk humbly with them.
Apparently, Yourofsky's ideology is omnivorous, as he has recruited his own versions of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Rastafarian belief (oddly, he fails to mention his natural allies, the Pastafarians), as well as a cartoon version of "the evolutionary theory" to his cause. Most of his rationale is grounded in religious views, the majority of those selective readings of Abrahamic religions.
Sal's characterization of Yourofsky's statement vis rape as that of a "Darwinist," once again, reflects inaccuracy that actually attains a sort of reverse (or is it perverse?) precision. He got it almost exactly wrong.
Sal as much as admitted that what he is saying makes no sense:
|His cries for justice do not even accord with his Darwinist beliefs where survival of the fittest is the only real law. Such is Darwinist twisted logic and ethics.|
In short, there is no evidence that Yourofsky grounds his notions in an understanding of evolutionary theory - most of his rationales are religious in nature - and indeed even Sal recognizes that a call for radical veganism isn't consistent with our omnivorous evolutionary heritage. So Darwinism isn't even implicit in Yourofsky's views. Nor are Yourofsky's in Darwinism.
But none of this stops Sal from claiming that a "Darwinist" has advocated the rape of women who wear furs. Then he rationalizes his flatass disconnect by asserting that Darwinian logic is flawed. Astonishing, really.
Savadore: Your logic is no less twisted than Yourofsky's. What does that say about you?
Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.
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