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"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
He didn't. But when you're a sleazy WaPo whore anyone more devout than a flaming atheist is a threat to your peace of mind and must be attacked at all costs.
In God we trust, not government, parties, politicians or pundits.
Exactly what I would expect from The Washington Compost.
I’m a guy, so maybe I’m not the one who should say this, but is this just sour grapes, or PMS?
I’m guessing she thinks those of us who believe in God should only talk to him on Sunday, and never, ever, try to do what we think he wants us to do.
Good thing she was not literally bathing in holy water, or she’d be ashes.
No point in smoking a last cigarette or putting on a blindfold, she’s not worth wasting a bullet on. Time wounds all heels.
Why is she still writing if she has nothing substantive to say? Any ideas? Just sad she’s not in any sort of spotlight, now?
People who pontificate for a living are pontificating a little too much about Obama’s victory being a part of changing demographics and values. That’s a factor, but O was a “perfect storm” candidate. Without the war in Iraq, O never happens. Without Bush, O never happens. Without BDS, O never happens. Without the “9/11 Truth” movement, O never happens. Without the Goracle/Climate Change stuff, O never happens. The last two parts weren’t as vital as the first three parts, but all five, and some more that I’m not mentioning (sorry for doing a quick and poor job on this subject) had to come together for the O phenomenon to achieve victory. None of them had much if anything to do with conservative Christian values one way or another.
Armband religion...now isn't that an interesting phrase. I wonder what she means by that "armband" thing. Isn't she bothered by Jeremiah Wright and his "armband"?
"The party intelligentsia".....yeah, let's listen to them, they've done such a good job of steering all us hayseeds in the right direction. LOL.
“We’ve already established what you are, Mrs. Parker. Now we’re just haggling over the price.”
It sounds like Parker thinks God is dead.
The reason McCain lost in 2000 was because he came out just before an important primary and downright insulted evanglicals.
I remember people in my church being outraged, and quite a few of them switching to Bush from McCain.
The press loves to say it was a rumor about a black child, because they love to think that conservatives are racists. We all know that isn’t true. I don’t know anyone that votes based on color, and if they did, I certainly wouldn’t consider them a conservative.
Funny, the first words that came to mind when I read this were "thank" and "God".
Every once in a while, ya gotta burn the forest to make it grow more lush.
The article said — “But they need those votes!”
You better believe it! And..., they better not forget it, either... :-)
Better get with the Christian Evangelicals, or the GOP better get ready to lose all future elections...
In other words, feminism is going to the nursing home, and “Ma Parker” is mad.
I’ll stick with God just the same.
ah... Parker makes her final stab at conservatives before she officially joins the payroll at MSNBC.
Apparently Kathleen forgot that it was the secular left, not the religious right, that made social issues such as abortion & homosexuality into political issues. She also apparently forgot that it was her fellow “moderate” Republicans who assured us that we don’t need to worry about changing demographics since we’re a “proposition nation”, rather than a blood-ties nation.
In other words, Kathleen is projecting like crazy here. She’s also campaigning like crazy for the role of THE EXTABLISHMENT MEDIA’S FAVORITE REPUBLICAN, which became vacant when McCain won the nomination.
Armband atheists are creepier. I’m afraid that they’ve asked themselves an evil question with their “Just be good, for goodness sake” slogan. The answer being, “Or what?...nothing.”
While that seems trivial, that answer can be murderous, quite literally.
Already they embrace the idea that life is meaningless, at least other people’s lives. So life just becomes a race with the clock to do what you want to do before you die. And if that involves harming others, so what?, you’re all going to die anyway.
They miss a very important point. If life is meaningless, why try to proselytize others about atheism, or hate people because of their religious faith?
It is also easy to see why they are so terribly bitter about how “unfair” life has been to them so far. How it’s unfair that they weren’t born handsome, popular, loved, wealthy, smart, talented, and things like that, even though other people are like that It’s unfair.
But if your life is based on your own whims, and such people bother you, why not hate them and try to tear them down? Why not, indeed.
Or why not even kill them? Why not? Other people crowd their space, and most of them they hate, so why not hope they all die, so you can have more? They’re just billions of stupid religious nobodies.
Such armband atheists tend to be very miserable. They no longer have God in their mental equation, and they see that the hand of cards they were dealt in life is pretty meager indeed. They also must be dreadfully afraid of dying, so the one type of killing they object to is capital punishment.
For two reasons, I suppose. First of all they resent the idea that if they kill somebody on a whim, or for pure hatred, that people they despise, inferior people, religious people, would have their lives in their hands. Second, they also don’t want the idea of having their one-shot life curtailed. Even living in prison is better than nothingness.
Armband atheists have an awful lot of control issues, and that nagging fear that if they’re wrong, the misery they suffer after life is going to be a lot worse than the misery they suffer during life.
I suggest the Washington Compost stick with figuring out why it continues to lose readers.
I could not disagree more with this author. I actually think that McCain did not play up this enough. Contrary to what elitists (of both parties) think, most common folk in the fly over country think that religion and morals are good things that should have a place in our public discourse.