Saturday, August 05, 2006

More Wisdom From Dr. Sanity

I am beginning to think this woman is one of the smartest women in the world. She could probably think and reason circles around Madam Hillary. Today she takes on a major paranoia that the extreme left is foisting on America.

Before I say what it is, Dr Sanity is an Agnostic, not a Christian so she is not protecting her own religious beliefs from criticism.

She discusses, quite intelligently, the paranoid fear that Bush and the Christians are a Christian Taliban who wish to turn America into a Theocracy.

She discusses the fear, its origin, how senseless it is, and most importantly, the real reason the left fears and hates the Christian religion, some of them to the point that they are more afraid of Jerry Falwell than they are of the greater danger, the Islamic Jihad.

Here is a simple observation that she makes:

When was the last time you heard of a Christian fundamentalist nation? When was the last time that Christianity killed non-believers and tortured those who ran afoul of the religious laws?

If you answered, "the middle ages"--you are correct.

Why just last year, there was a peaceful transition of power in the only Christian theocracy in the world--the Vatican. Not a single person was killed or tortured as the new Pope was elected and installed.

(Actually people were officially killed by "Christians" for religious reasons up through the 1600s and a few oddballs have killed on their own in the name of Christianity, but why quibble? Her general thinking is correct.)

Read the posting. (The comments are also quite good) This is one of the reasons that I read the good Doctor daily.


Blogger ABFreedom said...

She's definitely got it together ... and nailed it nicely.

8:19 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

I was very disappointed that Bush finally vetoed something that could have saved many people from dying, or cured many illnesses because "I cherish life". I am refering of course, to stem cell research. We can kill 'em and let God sort 'em out in the Mid-East, but we can't use fetuses THAT ARE GOING TO BE DISPOSED OFF ANYWAY (right that part twice) because of some Christian position. I don't fear death at the hands of the state for my religious views, but I do feel that the anti-abortion, pro-death penalty crowd is using the Bible to justify several asinine viewpoints. Would Jesus advocate the death penalty? Of course not, so how come it is the religious right that advocates it?
What is going to happen when they outlaw abortion? Will the religious right advocate expanded social programs to take care of these unwanted children? Of course not. Will you, SR, and other Christians step up and adopt these children born hooked on meth, or with very serious birth defects? Probably not. It is the religious right's desire to impose this on the entire population that we fear. If you want to live that way that is fine. The Amish live a life divorced from progressive modernity, so can the Baptists, JW's and anybody else in this country if they want to. Just don't force feed it to the rest of us

4:51 PM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

She's right. I'm not a Christian but I resent the way the left demonizes Christians.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Seaspook said...

Much of Islam is still living in the Middle Ages, but using modern weapons.

8:10 PM  

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