Daniel P. Barron

If it was my daughter

Monday, January 23, 2017 

This article no longer represents my views and I am ashamed to have ever written it. I have removed it from appearing oh my home page, but it can still be retrieved via external links that I have no control over. The reason for this is because it still exists on archive websites, and I would rather it be viewed with this disclaimer.

Here’s another article I typed up last year and never published. i

Social media sucks. Most especially reddit sucks. Formerly I would only open it to do “ratings briganding” ii on Republic posts. But recently I found a fantastic subreddit called “Watch People Die” where they post videos and animated gifs of actual deaths. My friends iii over at A True Church once maintained a blog called “The Wrath of The Gods” on which they posted similar videos, also citing Bible verses about how God causes destruction. iv That’s not the purpose the redditards have in mind, but it affords me opportunities to preach the parts of the Gospel that aren’t usually taught.

Today there was a video posted of a guy who kissed his girlfriend goodbye as she entered an elevator alone, waited for the doors to close, and then shot himself in the face. Apparently he was 22 years old and the girl was 16, and this age disparity was enough to trigger some of the fathers v in the comments. I tried to reply to one, and I get hit with a ridiculous rate limiting. The thing says I have to wait seven minutes before I can make another comment. I’m annoyed at first, and leave the comment in its text box, moving on to another, intending to send them one at a time at ten or whatever minute intervals. Eventually I realized there’s enough content here for an article of my own. What follows are quoted comments of retarded wannabe parents, and what would have been my responses if this wannabe digg-copycat wasn’t foolishly turning away free unique content.

He was 22, she was 16, if it was my daughter he would have saved me the trouble of shooting him.

You’d prefer your daughter get passed around by a bunch of losers her own age? I doubt you’d go to the trouble of impregnating a girl in the first place, so it’s especially doubtful that you’d go to the trouble of murdering a man for taking your daughter.

It’s only 6 years but that’s a massive difference at that age. The amount of change that happens between 16 and 22 is crazy.

Yeah. Lots of teenage loser **** to ****.

There is absolutely no way I would let my 16 year old date someone who’s old enough to be graduating from college. Either that person is emotionally/mentally immature or they are taking advantage of my kid.

As if you’d have the power to stop her. Of course they’d be taking advantage; so what? It’s good to have advantage. What’s the girl supposed to ask out timid disadvantaged weirdos like yourself? I guess that’s the sick fantasy going on: the only cute girl you could ever work up the courage to talk to is your own daughter, and you get set off when other guys get the same ideas.

That’s the thing, she’s a child and doesn’t know what ls best for her.

No girl at any age knows what’s best. That’s why you marry them off to a man.

Lucky for me my daughter is 18, sensible and so is her boyfriend, but 16 was definitely a tough time regarding boys.

Neither one of you is sensible. How many more “boyfriends” before she marries a man? If she’s lucky. This dating situation is essentially glorified prostitution.

  1. Possibly because I realized I’m deeply underqualified to comment on amorous relations, having had an exceptionally small number of them in my thirty years of life. Not that my observations about what is right and wrong are inaccurate, but that my guess as to why people do what they do might be way off. Ultimately they do it because they hate God, but each person has a different way of re-packaging this hatred. Going forward, I’d like to focus on the moral implications of the things people believe and do, and leave the psychological analysis to the experts. ^
  2. That’s when you “upvote” something that you didn’t otherwise follow, and it’s against their stupid terms of service. ^
  3. It’s been ~four years since we last talked, but I consider them friends. I’ve been meaning to contact Darwin in the interum; perhaps schedule a visit. Maybe this is the year. ^
  4. NKJV:

    Isaiah 45:
    I am the Lord, and there is no other;
    7 I form the light and create darkness,
    I make peace and create calamity;
    I, the Lord, do all these things.’


  5. Eh, not that I believe they are actually fathers except in the hypothetical child sense, but whatever; apparently this is the mindset of people who are probably old enough to conceive children anyway. ^

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