Robert Knight

The Justice Department embraces openly racist policies -- in the name of equality. The Internal Revenue Service operates what amounts to an organized theft system in which they seize earnings from some people and give it to others — in the name of equality. “Marriages” lacking one entire sex are said to be identical to the real thing – in the name of equality. The Pentagon is pushing women soldiers toward direct combat – in the name of equality.

For years, some liberals saw no real moral difference in the nuclear arms race between the free West and the Communist world, despite the latter’s network of slave labor camps and extermination of more than 100 million people. The two sides were equally at fault, “two scorpions in a bottle.” Today, some equate Christian conservatives with the Taliban because, after all, both are motivated by “religion.”

Along these lines, a lot of people have the mistaken idea that God and Satan are the flip sides of each other, roughly equal. They might have gotten this from cartoons in which a character like Donald Duck has a little devil on one shoulder and a little angel on the other, both trying to persuade him to either embrace or avoid a temptation. The little devil usually wins.

Another misnomer is that even though God created all things, including taste buds, it’s the devil who came up with devil’s food cake, or anything tasty or fun. The devil cannot create anything; he can only pervert what God has created. Confused people all too often are giving the devil credit for things not of his making.

Is something beautiful? Thank God. Does something taste good? Thank God. Does something feel good? Thank God. Does the thing in question lead to a bad outcome? Thank the devil, who did not invent sensual pleasure, just many ways to misuse it.

Why would anyone erect a monument to a false god whose purpose is to lay waste to human souls? Oh, right -- in the name of equality.


Robert Knight

Robert Knight is an author, senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a frequent contributor to Townhall.