Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ariel Castro gets off scot-free

Ariel Castro is dead. Cue all the happy theists who are certain he hasn't escaped punishment. I've already seen posts that are celebrating the idea that he will have to answer to god.

This is just another example of the comfort factor at work. Instead of realizing that life is extremely unfair sometimes, some people need to make excuses so that their sense of justice is not disturbed. Without a god, Ariel Castro just got off for his crimes. With a god, all he did was get an early start on his eternity of punishment.

And don't even get me started on the idea that I, as an atheist, am just as deserving of eternal punishment as Castro. Think about that. A guy that held three women as sex slaves for a decade will get the same punishment as a guy who just doesn't see evidence for a god.

As an aside, I think he was killed. Reports say he wasn't on suicide watch, but they were checking on him every 30 minutes. While he was in isolation. In a prison. Anyone else think he got the "Oz" treatment?