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Published On: Thu, Mar 26th, 2015

‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson attacked over graphic murder analogy to show atheists can’t object to crime morally

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is once again under fire after describing a graphic murder, beheading and rape during prayer breakfast speech in Florida to illustrate that atheists don’t have a moral ground to denounce evil.

“I’ll make a bet with you. Two guys break into an atheist’s home. He has a little atheist wife and two little atheist daughters. Two guys break into his home and tie him up in a chair and gag him and then they take his two daughters in front of him and rape both of ‘em and then shoot him and they take his wife and decapitate her head off in from of him,” Robertson detailed.

Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson photo“And then they can look at him and say isn’t it great that I don’t have to worry about being judged … there’s no right or wrong … and then you take a sharp knife and take his manhood and hold it in front of him and say wouldn’t it be something if this was something wrong with this, but you’re the one who says theres no God, there’s no right, there’s no wrong…. so we’re just having fun. We’re sick in the head. Have a nice day.”

Robertson ended his example by claiming that the atheists would surely believe that the criminals’ actions against them “just ain’t right” – all in an attempt to illustrate that “if there’s no God, everything is permissible.”

“Oh look, it’s Christianity’s biggest strawman all over again,” Terry Firma wrote on the Friendly Atheist blog in response to the story. “I don’t know a single atheist or agnostic who thinks that terrorizing, raping, torturing, mutilating, and killing people is remotely OK, and I frankly think that Robertson doesn’t either. I don’t reckon he knows any atheists, so he feels free to make up s*** about them.”

Firma misses Robertson’s point that the atheist victim has no moral ground to object to the crime.

“I think Phil was saying that we have laws against murder, because the people who made the laws back then had a high degree of the value of life and they believed it is wrong to murder,” he continued. “What he was saying — if there’s no fixed point of morality, God’s law, that leads directly back to a God, then anything goes.”

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  1. JimA says:

    “decapitate her head off” is redundant, and this guy is a moron.

    Since they already shot the husband, how does he see his wife lose her head, and how are they able to talk to him, Phil?

    There is absolutely no statistical evidence that atheists are more violent than anyone else. In FACT, they are statistically less violent, and much more intelligent, you know why phil? They actually USE their brains, unlike you who simply uses it to store bronze aged missinformation about the history of mankind.

    • Ray says:

      “There is absolutely no statistical evidence that atheists are more violent than anyone else. In FACT, they are statistically less violent, and much more intelligent, you know why phil? They actually USE their brains, unlike you who simply uses it to store bronze aged missinformation about the history of mankind.” — What does that have to do with any thing? The point is that there is no moral argument by the atheist against such a violent act of crime.

      BTW, don’t act like atheists are such better people. Evil is evil and history is ripe with evil atheists

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