HOW CHRISTIAN ABORTION DOCTOR WILLIE PARKER BECAME SATAN
Willie Parker is a Christian abortion doctor, and he wants you to know that so much that he has a book about it coming out this week.
Let’s stop and think about this. Heart surgeons don’t write books saying, “Yes, I’m a conservative Christian, but I perform heart transplants anyway.” It’d be weird.
But the way the world is, Parker has to write about his “moral argument” for abortion pretty often. Here he is in the New York Times in 2015:
Martin Luther King’s discussion of the good Samaritan [moved me]. I realized that if I were to show compassion, my concern about women who lacked access to abortion became more important than worrying about what might happen to me for providing the services.
This is a little weird too. Seems like a doctor should only need to consult his patients before providing care, not Samaritans.
But Parker treats low-income women and gets death threats for his trouble, so I won’t be too hard on him here. In an AL.com interview, he claims that religion makes things harder for his critics:
“If I weren’t a person of faith they would say, of course he performs abortions, he’s a heathen. He’s morally bankrupt.”
Nice idea, but here’s what some fellows of faith with Willie Parker have to say about him now:
Etc, etc. Parker doesn’t care about being called the devil, of course. But his example teaches us something.
Some people always carp at Satanists that Satan is supposedly evil and we can’t “redefine” Satan and Satanism to be “non-evil,” no matter what we really believe in.
Myself, I think Satan is a myth, so it doesn’t matter what his morals are. But let’ s pretend we conceded this point: Satan is evil. Fine. If you insist. But what does that mean?
Should evil Satan be in favor of women having access to abortions? Or against it? Willie Parker says one thing. Preachers say another. You’ve all argued this for centuries. A verdict doesn’t seem forthcoming.
Mainstream religion always wants to tell us what’s right and wrong, but has never sorted it out for themselves.
One thing’s for sure either way: A woman’s body is inviolable, subject to her will alone, just like everyone else’s.
And that ain’t changing no matter what you call it. So while I don’t quote the Satanic Bible very often, in this case it seems appropriate: “If evil they have named us, evil we are. And so what?”