HYPOCRISLEAZE WATCH, VOL. 1

At stoptheaclu.com, Jay blasts (who else?) the ACLU for allegedly practicing revisionist history and attempting to eradicate religion, and complains of the "venom" or the "far left" toward time-honored superstition:

As difficult as it is to deny and erase our religious history, the ACLU will try, and too often they succeed. And they will seek out the smallest signs of religion they can. Most often the pinpoint Christian symbols, and ignore pagan ones.

With the holidays approaching, Jay suggests to his fellow bloggers on the far right that they show their displeasure by posting nativity scenes on their sites and, ina radical move certain to effect lasting change, wash up outside the ACLU's main offices and belt out Christmas Carols.

Let's ignore not only this amusing proposition but both the Founding Fathers' well-documented and special distaste for Christianity (which is neither necessary nor sufficient for sectarianism) and every one of the numerous instances in which the ACLU has backed individual (not government-sponsored or mandated) religious expression, and pretend that Jay is correct in claiming that its motive is a desire to remove all traces of religion from the United States.

What makes this any different from religion's full-frontal assault on education (most recently manifested as ID creationism), science (scuttling embryonic stem-cell research), women's rights (the instutionalized misogyny of Baptists, Catholics and others), foreign policy (even tossing Pat Robertson's florid bloodlust toward Hugo Chavez leaves too many examples to list), civil rights (Christianity's take on "the gay lifestyle" and "the unsaved") and more?

Wait: I think I know. It's because Christianity, the acme of untrammeled narcissism, teaches its adherents that not only are they utter sinful shit, but that they're the best of a bad earthly lot. Have I heard this somewhere before?

Have a look at the Middle Eastern nations "governed" by fundamentalist religious doctrines. Now compare the quality of life of the average Saudi to that of a denizen of, say, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland or any other overwhelmingly secular EU country. Anyone see a difference? Given the StopTheACLU's merry bigotry toward all things Arab, I reckon its bloggers surely do.

Religious zealots' tireless efforts to erase and corrupt over 140 years of evolutionary biology -- a body of ever-strengthening guiding principles that works just fine for over 99% of actual scientists -- is far more misguided and uncalled for than the often rabid ACLU's aim of keeping America's idiot factor in check.
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1 Comments:

Blogger Shaniqua said...

What makes this any different from religion's full-frontal assault on education (most recently manifested as ID creationism), science (scuttling embryonic stem-cell research), women's rights (the instutionalized misogyny of Baptists, Catholics and others), foreign policy (even tossing Pat Robertson's florid bloodlust toward Hugo Chavez leaves too many examples to list), civil rights (Christianity's take on "the gay lifestyle" and "the unsaved") and more?

Wait: I think I know. It's because Christianity, the acme of untrammeled narcissism, teaches its adherents that not only are they utter sinful shit, but that they're the best of a bad earthly lot. Have I heard this somewhere before?


Not that it really matters because most of what you say is intended for broadcast rather then discussion, but I highly recommend Jimmy Carter's new book -- Our Endangered Values and even Pat Buchanan's, Where the Right Went Wrong.

Both of these guys are politically spiritual although Buchanan is obviously more dogmatic. The point being that all religionists cannot be painted with the same brush of ignorance - both say things which definitely do not show a homogeneity in the religionist movements. If you're tight on time, the Carter book is pretty short and can easily be digested in about 2 hrs given an ability to read and comprehend. You may not agree with a lot of it but he's clearly the kind of Christian that I can live with.

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