Alan ‘Rhology’ Maricle: Sick Minded Lunatic
In the comments here an anonymous poster has drawn my attention to an anti-abortion article by Alan ‘don’t call me Alan Maricle please, call me Rhology’ Maricle on his frankly disgusting ‘Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma’ blog. Responding to a comment from a woman who became pregnant from a rape, Alan Maricle immediately jumps into the saddle of his high horse and rides hard into the fight. First, here’s the original comment left on Alan Maricle‘s blog –
“I am one of those women. I was raped. I conceived a child through that hateful act. I am not the person I used to be. She died a long time ago. You all speak. About this topic with such passion, as if you really know what you are talking about. You don’t. Know the first thing about the pain that comes with knowing the baby growing in you belongs to a monster. You have no idea the guilt that you live with for wishing you hadn’t been raped because that would mean your child wouldn’t exist. Or the emotionally hell that comes with looking back and wondering if it would’ve been better for your child if they had been aborted. I didn’t expect to have a child while in college. I am now struggling, mentally, financially, and even physically at times to make sure my daughter doesn’t know one second of pain and it is killing me. I am fighting tooth and nail to ensure that monster never gets custody of her. Because until he is convicted he still has rights. No matter what choice a woman makes she is going to be unimaginablly changed forever. You have no right to tell a woman that she HAS to watch her belly grow and cry every night knowing how she got in that position. It is her choice which decision is right for her. I would like to say as a woman forced to have sex against her will and to become pregnant against her will, no man should ever have the right to tell me what to do with my own body. Its not fair to subject me to what you want me to do after going through all of that. Obviously I did not choose abortion. But the choice was mine. So unless you are going to help us raise these children or promise they won’t go to some horrible abusive foster home while waiting to be adopted.. please leave us to have what little control of our own bodies we have left.”
It’s pretty harrowing stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree, and it would surely take a true mad man to dare to criticise this woman. Having never met an opportunity to be self-righteous and ‘holier than thou’ that he didn’t like, Alan Maricle IS that mad man. Let’s look at his post point by point….
A woman and rape victim left a heartbreaking comment in one of our older posts. I would like to post a reply here:
My heart breaks to hear about the horror you have undergone, and yet I am thankful to hear that your child lives, that you chose life when you were not legally required to, and that you are not writing from a position of regret about a choice to abort that can never be undone.
Already Alan Maricle is siding with the child of the rape rather than the raped. Not sure that I agree that the account is not written from a ‘position of regret’ though….
I know that these may just seem to be words on a page, but I hate what has happened to you.
But not enough to not want to make abortion illegal eh, Alan Maricle? You want to remove the right for women to choose what they do with their own bodies, you want to force women made pregnant by rape to either have the baby, or seek a back street abortion that might kill them! Let’s see what he says next….
At the same time, I stand in horror of the darkness that lives inside of me. I have been rescued from that darkness by someone who hates it far more than even you hate it. That someone is Jesus. He hates sin so much that He was willing to leave the glory of Heaven, walk streets crusted with dust, thorns, and camel manure in order to share a message that most people would reject, show great love to people who hated Him, and then be put to death in a horrible way on the cross by those very same people He came to save. He did all this so that we all could have forgiveness for the dark things we have done, and so we could have eternal life with Him in Heaven.
Oh! Why didn’t you say that before, Alan Maricle!? That’s alright then! Yes, this poor young woman may have suffered at the hands of a rapist, and might be still suffering now, but it’s NOTHING compared to the suffering that your god incarnate as a man suffered! Yeah, cos he REALLY suffered, what with all the ‘sacrificing’ himself to himself to satisfy the need for a blood sacrifice he himself felt he needed! That’s PROPER suffering! Are you listening rape victims of the world? Alan Maricle has put you all to SHAME!! You don’t know the meaning of suffering until you’ve been the all powerful creator of the universe ‘sacrificing’ himself to himself!
Sadly I feel that I need to point out that I’m being sarcastic, not because I think my regular readers wont immediately see that, but because I can fully imagine Alan Maricle trying to use the above to make out that I’m anti women. On we go….
Yet because of His great generosity and love, He offers us as this forgiveness and eternal life as a free gift.
Yeah, he’s now telling the rape victim that she should be grateful for the ‘sacrifice’ his god made for her. Strap yourself in though, as things are about to go dramatically off piste –
I urge you to examine your life in light of God’s law. Have you ever lied to someone? If you have, are you not a liar? Have you ever been greedy or selfish, wanted something that doesn’t belong to you? Then you are a thief at heart, malcontent with the many blessings God has given you.
Holy fuck. Words almost fail me. Fucking hell. Er….where to start with that? What were you thinking, Alan Maricle?? Did you stop and consider what you’d written before you hit ‘Publish Post’? I think the above might be amongst the most disgusting things I’ve ever read from a Christian.
We have all broken God’s law. I have broken God’s law. We are all guilty. You are guilty. I would like to ask you to consider that you can not live a good enough life to please God. Fall on Jesus, beg Him to forgive you and give you eternal life, turn from your lawbreaking. He will give you a new heart with new desires. Then read the Bible and obey what you read.
Oh. Incredible. THAT’S the most disgusting thing I’ve ever read from a Christian. Alan Maricle, you are either insane or actually evil.
The day is coming when Jesus will redeem everything and will wipe away every tear from the eye of every one of His people. I pray you will be among His people, because then you will experience full healing and redemption of the horror you have undergone. You will even be given vision to see how even the worst of experiences was woven seamlessly into His plan, and you will rejoice. Imagine rejoicing!
I have a feeling that the only option she has is to ‘imagine rejoicing’, Alan Maricle, certainly people like you aren’t going to allow her to actually experience it. Alan, really, fucksake man, you’re demented.
If you are not among His people, you will experience total loss. It doesn’t matter whether you are rapist or victim, in that case. Nothing will be redeemed for you. No comfort will you know. No joy, no peace, no love.
I don’t think I’ve ever encountered such a puffed up, vilely self-righteous prick as Alan Maricle
Please, consider the two options. Choose life.
She already did, Alan Maricle, and she’s suffering as a result.
As for the issue of abortion after rape, we have discussed that at length already, and I would like to ask you to read what has been written with consideration and open-mindedness.
Why should ANYONE want to listen to your opinion after your post so far, Alan Maricle? I’m sorry to say that things get a whole lot worse from here on in, as Alan Maricle ‘answers’ some specific points…
Let me reply to a few specifics in your comment (which I thank you for posting):
You all speak. About this topic with such passion, as if you really know what you are talking about.
I’d like to ask you not to generalise. You think no abolitionist has ever been raped? Think again.
Yeah! How DARE she generalise!! What a fucking bitch eh, Alan Maricle? Man, you ought to just go out and stone her to death for that! (/end sarcasm). I can feel my blood pressure going up as I read this sickening garbage from Alan….
There are also among us those who are survivors of abortion.
There are among us those who adopt previously-unwanted children.
Many of us have given money and dozens of man-hours toward helping pregnant women in difficult circumstances.
Bully for you Alan Maricle! Aren’t you a fucking saint!
Also, whether any of us have ever experienced difficulty in this life or whether we have all had silver spoons in our mouths our whole lives, this is irrelevant to whether we are correct in our arguments and position, that human abortion must be abolished.
No, it’s entirely relevant. The fact that you, Alan Maricle, will NEVER experience pregnancy from a rape is wholly fucking relevant. Until you have a womb you don’t have the right to demand the removal of the rights of those who do.
the emotionally hell that comes with looking back and wondering if it would’ve been better for your child if they had been aborted.
Could I ask you to consider this?
The way it went, your child has life, opportunity, breath. Yes, there is struggle. Yes, there is difficulty. Yes, there is pain in this life, but that is life.
Yes, Alan Maricle, there is pain in the ONLY life we have, and scumbags like you are adding to that pain with your self righteous dickishness.
You don’t get to make the decision “yes, this person should live” or “no, this person should not live”. That’s not your prerogative. Of course it is better to live!
Yes she does and yes it is, because we live in a civilised society, and not the Dark Ages Theocracy that you and your pals would love to see spread across the globe.
I am now struggling…financially
We are willing and perhaps able to help you.
Please contact me. Click on my profile page and email me.
How are you going to do this Alan Maricle? Are you going to take money away from your own family to help this girl? I can’t see this being something your wife will get behind! I smell a meaningless piece of grandstanding, prove me wrong (*see edit at end).
Also, Jesus taught us that sometimes we undergo financial hardship and difficulty so that we may learn to depend fully on Him, and not on ourselves, our earning power, or our savings accounts. Life comes from Him, in all aspects.
Ah, Jesus said sometimes people will be poor! That’s alright then! Good one, Alan Maricle, you don’t even need to give her any money now, as Jesus said that people sometimes ‘undergo financial hardship’! As for ‘Life comes from him’…..well, you need to prove that this god of yours exists to start with, something EVERY SINGLE THEIST EVER has failed to do.
You have no right to tell a woman that she HAS to watch her belly grow and cry every night knowing how she got in that position
It may surprise you to learn that I agree. I do not have the right to tell anyone what to do.
I am, however, commanded and responsible to tell you that Jesus does have the right to tell you what to do. He created you. He is your Master. He is far more intelligent and far wiser than any of us. We must listen to Him and obey Him, for He knows what is best.
“It’s not my fault that I have to tell you what to do! I’m only following the orders of Jebus! I’d LOVE to be able to tell you it’s ok to do what’s right for you, but the Big Man upstairs won’t let me!” – what a sickening display of passing the buck, Alan Maricle.
It is her choice which decision is right for her
Let’s think about this on your terms. I’m sure you would also argue that it is my choice to do with my body more or less what I want, unless and until I decide to do something that injures someone else, right?
That is precisely what you are proposing here. Just saying for the sake of argument that the woman does have the right to do with her own body what she wants, if she chooses abortion, she is infringing on the most fundamental right of her child – the right to life. The mother’s rights stop at the baby’s body. The baby’s life must be respected, because just as I would not act to stop or infringe upon, for example, the rights of a group of Muslims or Satanists to assemble peaceably (for their right to assemble is my right to assemble), so is the baby’s right to life identical to your right to life.
Jesus has commanded us not to murder, and to take care of the weakest and most neglected members of society. How great a sin we commit if we ignore the very weakest! Shall we walk around and kick beggars in the face too?
Abortion is a violent act of murder in which the abortive woman generally participates at some level. The solution to victimhood is healing and redemption in Jesus, not becoming complicit in violence herself.
Again with the lies, I’m pretty sure that your Bible has several things to say about lying.
The rapist is the guilty party in rape. The baby is innocent. Please consider – we must not apply the death penalty to the innocent child of a criminal!
Yes, and the WOMAN IS INNOCENT as well! Why do you want to punish the victim of a criminal for the rest of her life, Alan Maricle?
unless you are going to help us raise these children
We are. We are abolitionists.
We are not anti-women or anti-women’s rights. We are pro-life, pro-women, pro-family, pro-adoption, anti-death, anti-destitution, anti-dissolution, anti-abortion. We desire to abolish the legal practice of human abortion, not punish the women already abused by its legality. We desire to confront and destroy the entire system of female subjugation and objectification which slyly encourages and often attends abortion’s unbridled occurrence (Eph 4:14).
You sound like the fucking Borg. You are profoundly anti-women’s rights! You desire to strip them of those rights, to force your religious beliefs on others!
You are obviously hurting, and my heart goes out to you, as do the hearts of my fellow abolitionists. I am posting this publicly, but I invite you to talk to us privately. Let us seek the Lord Jesus together and let us wait patiently for His healing, both in the now and in eternity.
“Are you implying that because I think that women should not murder their children, I thus have the obligation to drop my entire life and other responsibilities, such as to my own family, so as to provide “free babysitting services at 3 o’clock in the morning”? Do you have some argument as to why I am obligated to do this? Could you please give an argument, along with a moral framework by which we can know that moral obligations and duties exist?”
“(quoting a previous poster) when did i say drop everything? and you can survive 3 o’ clock in the morning babysitting
If I can, so can the mother.”