Friday, April 15, 2005

What a sick group of people

Hat tip: Josh

April 15, 2005 -- 01:49 AM EDT // link // print)
Sick, dark and demented. Hyperbole? I don't think so. According to a piece by David Kirkpatrick in tomorrow's Times, Bill Frist is going to participate in a big anti-filibuster telecast, sponsored by the Family Research Council, in which Democratic opposition to President Bush's most conervative judicial appointments will be cast as a Democratic war against believing Christians.
A flier advertising the event refers to "the filibuster against people of faith" and says: "The filibuster was once abused to protect racial bias, and it is now being used against people of faith."
So Frist wants to cast this, literally, as a war between the believers and the unbelievers. I guess this is part of toning down the rhetoric.
(How much do we have to endure so that this guy can run for president?)

There's more in his post, so I'll let you read it through him. This is the problem Democrats created for themselves. Kerry would've been a solid candidate, except that he let himself get painted early, and the attempts to bring his faith to the forefront later fell short, and since Bush got reelected, all these hacks who call themselves bearers of the faith think it's because of them, so they can impose their narrow-minded bullshit on the rest of America. This might sound a little dumb, but the wrestler John Cena has a nice line, "There are those who talk about it, and there are those who be about it."
It is quite obvious these charlatans are all about the talk, because if they believed for one single second in the meaning of the teachings of Christ, they wouldn't be on this deranged mission to demean women, to kill homosexuals, to force their religion upon everyone else. Am I the only one who sees the disconnect here? All of these people, summed up real nice by Ann Coulter (she of the "We should kill all their leaders and convert them to Christianity," line), don't think it's alright for Islamics to force their religion and religious law upon others. The Bush administration's desperate push to keep Iraq from going to Islamic law, and the freeing of Afghanistan from Islamic law are prime examples. Yet, it is these same people who then turn around and tell Americans, we think you need to worship our principles, and we want to enshrine them into law, into the Constitution, and into the court system. If they don't think there should be a theocracy in Iraq or Afghanistan, then why in the name of the good Lord Jesus Christ do they think it's okay for them to impose a theocracy here?
These people insult the very name of Jesus. Christians were supposed to go out and convert people by the power of truth, by the power of what they were preaching, by the power of persuasion. Nowhere did Jesus ever, ever, tell his disciples to convert people by the power of the sword. Today's so-called "believers" leading the evangelical movement want to use raw power to force their version of Christianity on us. Somewhere right now, Jesus is crying over the terrible misuse of his name and teachings. The only thing we can do is fight back, because if we don't, this country is going to go straight to hell.


Blogger prying1 said...

The issue really is that the nominations should be put before the full senate for an up or down vote. Apparently the Democrats are afraid to let the Senate do their job, that is to vote, yes or no, on the nominees...

8:24 PM  

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