Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Moral Vacuum of Secular Humanism. Part Two.

Not being a follower of "celebrities", until I read a disturbing article about him at catholic.org, I had never heard of Ricky Gervais.

The wikipedia article on him describes him as an "English comedian". Maybe....but there was nothing funny in the catholic.org article:
"Ricky Gervais is also a eugenicist. He promotes mandatory sterilization. This was evident in an interview he gave to the London Sunday Times over the weekend. He called for the mandatory sterilization of those whom he called *irresponsible parents* ".

I didn't locate the original London Sunday Times interview, but I was able to find more on the story from heraldsun.com.au.

"There are too many unwanted children, too many people who are poor and struggling," said the millionaire comic.
"If they all had a good quality of life, no one would complain. What there is, is too many useless people who shouldn't have children."
Asked how he would impose the limitation, Gervais replied, "Based on stupid, fat faces. If there's a woman in leggings, eating chips with a fag in her mouth, sterilise
[sic] her. I described an irresponsible parent."

It should not come as a surprise that Gervais is an atheist and Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society. So much for the secularist argument that "..... the basic components of effective morality are universally recognized."

Although Gervais advocates forced sterilization and eugenics - and abortion too, I assume - he is, reportedly, a strong supporter of animal rights. I guess Gervais' love for the Canadian black bears is another attempt by a humanist secularist to convince us that atheists aren't assholes.

1 comment:

Amanda West said...

Hm.. He sounds like a lovely guy.