Justice is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake the character of men as you cannot fake the character of nature, that you must judge all men as conscientiously as you judge inanimate objects, with the same respect for truth, with the same incorruptible vision, by as pure and as rational a process of identification—that every man must be judged for what he is and treated accordingly, that just as you do not pay a higher price for a rusty chunk of scrap than for a piece of shining metal, so you do not value a rotter above a hero—that your moral appraisal is the coin paying men for their virtues or vices, and this payment demands of you as scrupulous an honor as you bring to financial transactions—that to withhold your contempt from men’s vices is an act of moral counterfeiting, and to withhold your admiration from their virtues is an act of moral embezzlement—that to place any other concern higher than justice is to devaluate your moral currency and defraud the good in favor of the evil, since only the good can lose by a default of justice and only the evil can profit—and that the bottom of the pit at the end of that road, the act of moral bankruptcy, is to punish men for their virtues and reward them for their vices, that that is the collapse to full depravity, the Black Mass of the worship of death, the dedication of your consciousness to the destruction of existence.
I regard compassion as proper only toward those who are innocent victims, but not toward those who are morally guilty. If one feels compassion for the victims of a concentration camp, one cannot feel it for the torturers. If one does feel compassion for the torturers, it is an act of moral treason toward the victims.
The above two Ayn Rand quotes are my (preemptive) answer to those who would dare prattle about how I should “forgive” the worthless junkie piece of shit for It’s antics.
EVEN IN the (corrupt and indefensibly vicious) Fundie variants of “Christianity”, forgiveness is (in some twisted sense) “earned” (by “belief” — IE, kissing Yahweh’s ass.
The whole “vicarious atonement” thing should be enough to utterly discredit any variant of “Christianity”, and consign the entire mythos to the shit-heap of history (along with other such “faiths” as the Aztec human sacrifice “religion”.
“Yahweh” is a schizophrenic, comprised of 3 “alters”:
2. The Cosmological THUG portrayed in the “Old Testament”
2. The cuddly, vaguely hippie-fied (and – most likely ficitonal) character of “Jesus Christ” (who – even by the most charitable interpretation, bears exactly the same relation to any putative “historical” Jesus, as Nicholas of Myra bears to Santa Claus.
3. The “Holy” Ghost (Casper???)
At any rate, supposedly, the schizoid “Deity” supposedly predestined a (vanishingly small) subset of its own “Creatures” (who are nonetheless somehow “innately sinful”) – to spend eternity frantically ass-patting ANOTHER such “alter” (for having “atoned for the sins of the world” – by being tortured and “killed” (and then having reanimated after a mere 72 hours….but let’s just ignore that).
The whole thing is fucking ludicrous (Unless you happen to have been “raised” to “believe” it/cognitively crippled during childhood).
The absolute most vicious thing is: (at least among Fundie puss-bags) their first question about the junkie psychopath (should I bother to even mention its – richly deserved – plight) would be to inquire as to whether or not I believed that it had been “Saved” (by “accepting” a “Personal relationship” with their imaginary friend (“Jesus!”)
At any rate….no.
The worthless fuck is (most likely) still a rabid “racialist”, who would be exceedingly unlikely to ever even pretend to “believe” in what is essentially a “Jewish” hobgoblin, and his “only begotten” sock-puppet.