Sunday, May 20, 2007

Newt and Jerry Show

Re-writing history or just making things up might be something you wouldn't expect at a university commencement, though with a politician making the speech it might seem a tad more reasonable - then if the pol were the Newt, it might seem downright likely. I won't hold you in suspense, the nonsense from Liberty U. follows:

"A growing culture of radical secularism declares that the nation cannot profess the truths on which it was founded. We are told that our public schools can no longer invoke the creator, nor proclaim the natural law nor profess the God-given quality of human rights."

In case you're wondering how this works,

"Too often, the courts have been biased against religious believers. This anti-religious bias must end," so it would be important for the students to follow Falwell's example, "Anybody on the left who hopes that when people like Reverend Falwell disappear that the opportunity to convert all of America has gone with them fundamentally misunderstands why institutions like this were created," so be ready to be converted - like it or not.

In case you're wondering "anti-religious bias" doesn't involve any actions against churches or religion, it involves not allowing them to impose their cults on the rest of the country. The hallmark of fanaticism is a statement like "convert all of America," which holds the implication that there is no other possible way and all of the country will just have to get along with it - they have the divine right.

This is the Republican Party in action, this is what they tell their young, somebody care to explain the difference between this point of view and the Taliban?

3 comments:

KISS said...

As a non-believer I'm openly prejudiced against all religions. I differ when, it is easily done these days, you say repugs are led by the religious right. Many are not and there is coming a time when there will be a battle for control. The right-wingers are in for some huge losses within their party. The same goes for the dimmos. Conservative dimmos will /are becoming a strong force to challenge the limousine liberals.
The only religion that the United States must come to grips with are the Muslims. Most of them are plain nuts and are worse than communism ever was to our country. Their whole purpose is to undermine our way of living and implant Islam law for our laws. Europe is having a hell-of-a time with these crazies. If ever stronger laws were needed, preventing church-state separation, it is now. The loony religious right, while nutty as they are,are not so bent on killing as the Muslims.

KISS said...

I meant to "strengthen church-separation" instead of preventing church-state separation. If you can edit, please do so.

Chuck Butcher said...

The only edit I can do is complete, IOW - delete.