Creationist Darek Isaacs went on the show “Creation Today” and said that according to his learned studies, the theory of evolution excuses rape.
“You have to start asking questions: Well, if evolution is true, and it’s just all about the male propagating their DNA, we had to ask hard questions, like, well, is rape wrong?”
A few things, here. First, evolution isn’t “all about the male propagating their DNA.”
Second, no, that isn’t a hard question.
Finally, YES, rape is wrong.
Let’s put this another way. I’ve read the Bible, and according the Bible the Lord gave humans a very specific command: be fruitful and multiply. It’s right there, in the first god damn chapter of the first god damn book. So if Christianity is all about filling the earth with babies, is rape wrong?
YES, the answer is still yes.
It’s also still wrong to poke holes in a condom or otherwise spermjack your sexual partner.
If that analogy isn’t enough for you, here are a few more.
If the second law of thermodynamics is all about the universe moving toward disorder, is cleaning my room wrong?
If Newton’s third law of motion is all about every action having an equal and opposite reaction, is it wrong to poop on a baby who just pooped on me?
If Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle is all about not being able to know both where you are and how fast you’re going, is it wrong to break the speed limit?
And finally, if the Bible mentions slavery all the time but never says it’s wrong, is it wrong to own slaves?
In other words, misunderstanding a scientific concept and then using that misunderstanding to inform your moral stance will get you just about as far as actually understanding a religious concept and using that to inform your moral stance.
And by all means, Mr. Isaacs, if believing that God made the Universe in 7 days is the only thing keeping you from raping someone, then by all means, please continue with that delusion.