Background Probability

The Agnostic Popular Front has moved to its new home at Skeptic Ink, and will henceforth be known as Background Probability. Despite the relocation and rebranding, we will continue to spew the same low-fidelity high-quality bullshit that you've come to expect.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Martyrs to Freedom

Army Pvt. William Long and Dr. George Tiller both fought for freedom, although in quite different ways. Both men deliberately exposed themselves to significant personal risks on account of their determination to defend deeply-held American values (such as self-determination and other inalienable personal liberties) and both were ruthlessly assassinated by anti-American zealots, presumably on account of a bizarre fusion of twisted religious and political ideals. The assassins in both cases acted with the hope of instilling fear in those who support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the freedoms which our legal system recognizes as due to all human beings.

There are all too many zealots in this world (most especially those who take the scriptures of the three Abrahamic faiths seriously and literally) who believe that women ought to be subjugated to men, made to cover themselves in public, and relegated primarily to the domestic roles of broodmare and caretaker. American soldiers have fought against these religious fanatics in various places and times, while American doctors have labored are home to preserve the self-determination of women who choose not to spend their lives solely in the pursuit of maternal happiness.

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