Atheists caused financial crisis, says Phillips

What’s the cause of the financial crisis? According to Melanie Phillips, it’s the fault of atheists. Here’s Mad Mel’s own words:

I see this financial breakdown, moreover, as being not merely a moral crisis but the monetary expression of the broader degradation of our values – the erosion of duty and responsibility to others in favour of instant gratification, unlimited demands repackaged as ‘rights’ and the loss of self-discipline. And the root cause of that erosion is ‘militant atheism’ which, in junking religion, has destroyed our sense of anything beyond our material selves and the here and now and, through such hyper-individualism, paved the way for the onslaught on bedrock moral values expressed through such things as family breakdown and mass fatherlessness, educational collapse, widespread incivility, unprecedented levels of near psychopathic violent crime, epidemic drunkenness and drug abuse, the repudiation of all authority, the moral inversion of victim culture, the destruction of truth and objectivity and a corresponding rise in credulousness in the face of lies and propaganda — and intimidation and bullying to drive this agenda into public policy.

You’re a fuckwit, aren’t you, Mel?

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4 Responses to Atheists caused financial crisis, says Phillips

  1. steve says:

    I’m sorry, but the decline in moral values ascribed to militant atheism fits far better with assorted members of the Right: many of whom self-identify as Christian (to the great embarrassment, I’m sure, of the genuine article).

  2. George Carty says:

    I suspect that the corporate-centric globalization promoted by the Right has helped erode sexual propriety.

    In the history of the 20th century West, an excess of females over males is associated with loose sexual morals. This was the case in Paris in the 1920s (because a huge number of French males died in the trenches) and in today’s Los Angeles and Mod-era London (because lots of pretty young women were attracted by the showbiz industry).

    Since many traditional men’s roles (such as manufacturing) have been relocated to the third world, while women’s jobs have been in better shape (because they often involve face-to-face contact and thus cannot be done at a distance), less and less men are now “marriage-worthy” than before…

  3. cabalamat says:

    Since many traditional men’s roles (such as manufacturing) have been relocated to the third world, while women’s jobs have been in better shape (because they often involve face-to-face contact and thus cannot be done at a distance), less and less men are now “marriage-worthy” than before…

    Sounds plausible to me.

  4. George Carty says:

    Oh, and all those men who were deprived of decent jobs by globalization became perfect gang fodder – so it also explains the crime problem…

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