As an evil conservative, one of my roles is to take the Left’s current idiocy, flip it around on them, and then smack them in the face with it. Try it sometime, it’s fun.
We all know that the Left has taken a very straightforward violation of the first amendment (particularly the religious liberty part) and morphed it into an argument about women’s health issues. In their view, churches who have been morally opposed to preventing conception are wrong and the government should force them, literally, to fund a brand spanking new right called “birth control.” As Mary Chastain has pointed out, there are non-medical ways to accomplish “birth control.” It’s been 11 years since I had to take pre-Cana classes (that’s what Catholics have to do before they get married), but I know the church (specifically, the Catholic Church) recommends the “rhythm method” Mary elaborated on. The Left is running around saying conservatives are against birth control. It’s a lie. Conservatives are against the government forcing people who don’t agree with medically induced birth control to pay for it. Again, a very straightforward religious liberty issue.
But since we’re playing the “it’s about health care so the government can violate religious liberty” game, it is my turn.
Studies have shown that Religion leads to healthier people.
The observation is real — people who attend religious services regularly tend to live longer. The tough question is, why? It may be simply that people who attend religious services tend to have more social and financial resources than non-attendees, or it could be that something about attending religious services (like making connections with others, prayer, or spiritual reflection) helps people to live longer. You’ll have to decide for yourself.
Of course, as conservatives, we believe that people should decide for themselves. This is the whole point. We – as members of a church, or individually – should be allowed to decide if religion is for us or not. But in the Leftist worldview, the government can make this decision for us.
Sooo…. Based on the fact that we’ve observed that people who follow religion tend to be healthier and live longer lives, under Obamacare the government can decide – just like it has with forcing religious organizations – to force people who are morally opposed to religion to buck up and start going to church. It’s good for them.
That’s right, atheists. Under ObamaCare, someone at the Department of Health and Human Services can one day decide to make you go to church – your only choice will be which church to go to.
Chew on that one.