I use the phrase ‘morally retarded’ extensively here, so allow me to explain what is meant. We speak of a man being ‘mentally retarded’ when he is unable to perform commonplace or elementary mental functions as heeding, comprehending, processing, deducing, judging and expressing himself on matter requiring abstract or concrete mental skills. It is different from being illiterate in that the ability is to perform the skill is missing, not just practice in the skill.
Likewise, here, MORALLY retarded is when a man is unable to perform elementary moral functions, as comprehending or processing, deducing or judging any matter requiring abstract moral judgment or concrete moral conscience. It is different from being an innocent savage because the ability to make elementary moral judgments is absent.
Rowling is apparently unable to see that when she condemns things like this now, of all times, she is giving an evil religion a pass in order to be PC.
Christians DO hold all Christians responsible for the actions of badthink Christians. Why do you think they go out of their way to condemn people like Murdoch? Because they want to make it clear that Christians don’t represent Murdoch. She condemned him. Now the average Muslim in the street must go out of their way to condemn Jihad…which would make them bad Muslims.
(By the way, look at the dishonesty of comparing fundamentalist Christians to fundamentalist Muslims, as if they’re anywhere near equivalent).
J.K. Rowling is the reason I am a writer. This really saddens me.