Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hollywood Expertise

Rosie O'Donnell says "radical" Christians in America are just as much of a threat as the followers of radical Islam who piloted hijacked jetliners into New York's Twin Towers and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

"Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have separation of church and state."

Regardless one's view of the "War on Fright," These statements by Rosie O'Dummell exhibit total cluelessness about Islam and Christianity. This moral equivalency argument doesn't wash, as anyone who studies history knows. For those who may doubt this, ask yourself these questions: When was the last time that terrorism and violence the world over in Christianity's name was commonplace? When did Christendom wage holy war against the rest of humanity, with an "us or them" mentality? Where in the holy scriptures--and in the Gospels, in particular--are Christians exhorted to kill the infidel, or fight him until he submits to the will of God as a slave or a convert? Why did the freest nation in human history begin with the strong influence of Christianity--an influence far more prevalent in the early days of the U.S., when liberty was at its peak? Please answer these questions, Ms. O'Dummell. Enlighten me; I'll listen.

"Iraq and Afghanistan never threatened to kill us," O'Donnell said.

Poppycock. Saddumb Insane publicly called for jihad against Americans on his state-run t.v. networks. I'm against the Iraq war, and believe our troops should be brought home, but the belief that Saddumb never threatened to kill us is factually wrong. As for Afghanistan, she's right. The Afghanis never threatened to kill us; they just knowingly harbored the ones who did, thumbed their noses at us, and provided Al-Killya a launch platform for further attacks.

I'm endlessly fascinated by these blithering idiots on t.v. and in print, who know far less about reality than the average American citizen. They sit in their enclaves and wax eloquent, reveling in unmitigated ignorance. And the only reason they have these forums is because their names and faces are famous. Otherwise, they'd stand mocked and ignored on a street corner, in Nowhere, U.S.A.

In the realm of celebrity, everyone's an expert.

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