Skip to comments.Maher to Guest Defending Islam in Wake of Boston Bombings: 'That's Liberal ####'
Posted on 04/20/2013 11:10:43 AM PDT by Kaslin
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Who wants to bet the ONLY terrorists Brian Levin 'fears' are political opponents of Obama? He's on a witch hunt and he's a hater. Muslims aren't on his list - but Christians and Orthodox Jews are... what a jerk. Oh - and three cheers for Bill Maher...
Might be time to look at a Calender and join the real world. Maher's right on this issue. TODAY we are dealing with a radical Muslim problem. That's on the table today. Today. Today. Today. IN OUR TIME.
It's like that weird thing some did with hating Germans and "japs' decades after the War... The evil people in charge during World War II are dead. They aren't leaders of those countries any more... The ideas the pushed their hate is not in vogue.
And your position about the Christian Church - actions fom hundreds of years ago impacting today is even ... what's the word... odder?
If ANYBODY can recognize “liberal bullsh*t” Maher can. He mastered the art of it a long, long time ago.
A hate-filled man with a microphone. A shame he hasn’t used his position to influence people in a good direction.
The left is running the country into the country into the ground and no one is letting out so much as a girlish squeal to stop them.
If I were a liberal in 2013, I’d be wiping my ass with everyone too.
Please enlighten me if you are so much smarter than me. I can list 100 mistakes the Catholic Church made. Including inciting murder, theft, and any number of things. Now if you are throwing the word “ignorant” out because you think I put the Catholic Church and Muslims on the same plane of existence then you would be the one that is ignorant.
I wasn’t talking about the Catholics. I was talking about the depredations of the Muslims on everyone. The magnitude and duration of which you seem to be ignorant of.
I think the great majority of card-carrying libs and leftist know that Islam is the biggest threat in the world. But theyre just so conditioned to hating conservative Christians most of them cannot bring themselves to speak the obvious.
Please see my tagline.
Throwing insults instead of explainations. You’re a real gem.
There is nothing "marvelous" about Bill Maher.
That's what I learned in grade school way back in 1972. But I bet that's not what they teach now.
This plan of yours assumes that there is such a thing as Islamic religious leaders who *don't* condone these actions. If they tell you their religion is about peace, love, and that they're moderates, they very well could be lying to you to placate you into submission. Lying is allowed by their religion.
One of the other top 5 most dangerous assumptions you can make about islam is that it is *just* religion. Muslims do not have a Two Kingdoms view of the world like Christians: That of State and that of Religion. In Islam Religion IS the State, and can't be separated. This is one of the aspects that makes it so dangerous. The religious rantings of their religious leaders IS the law.
Look, I am not naïve and I understand the tenets of Islam. I am trying to think of ways to influence the mindset of regular attendees at Mosques. We went for almost 80 years with little or no virulent Islamic fundamentalism that had a significant impact on the West. The potential for Jihad was and is always there. The question is what can be done to diffuse the current situation - and I do not mean appeasement in any way, shape or form. I do not see that it is impossible to co-exist with Muslims. The alternative is a very, very unpleasant prospect.
Four adherents of the Church of Rome signed the Declaration of independence? Not even close.
Like most of your "history" this is nonsense. The exact number is ONE: Charles Carrol.
Big Deal. How does that compare to the percentage of Christians who adhered to the Church of Rome in 1776? [Hint: insignificant]. What was their percentage in the entire country? [Hint: insignificant.] Where did the Scottish Enlightenment begin [Hint: a Protestant country.] How many of the founders were deists? [Hint: not that many.]
Attempts to claim Washington as a deist deny the many references he made to the intervention of Providence; hardly a deist position. They also ignore the fact that he was an habitual churchgoer, long after it was no longer politically or socially necessary. The Adams were Unitarians, which was not, until after Emerson's time, a deist philosophy. Yes, Jefferson was a deist, and so was Franklin. So I can see how you might be confused that there were huge numbers of deists among the founders: there were at least twice as many of them as there were Papists.
And by the way, there is even a question about whether Caroll was actually an adherent of the Church of Rome. There is some speculation that he was a Freemason. [His son actually was one.] That would have implied de facto excommunication.
What does Freedom of conscience mean to the Roman Church? Why, in fact, it is regarded as heresy. The Founders' belief in the separation of church and state has a special name in the history of the Roman Church. The heresy is referred to as Americanism.
Most of the Founders, and most of the Founders' ideas came from the English and later Scottish Enlightenments. Those ideas are ultimately founded in the rejection of an arbitrary temporal authority beyond human reason; and that idea in itself is a rejection of the Magisterium, the Pope, the Hierarchy, and Rome. Leo XIII knew this, even if you don't.
Cite a document.
Maher is a misogynist pig. He’s right here, but that’s by no means a free pass on the bile that he otherwise spews.
Are you for real? Go to any public library and you will find many relevant documents under the heading of Inquisition .a period that lasted around 600 years. The Roman Catholic Church was the bad guy here responsible for up to 50 million deaths of the TRUE CHRISTIANS. Anyone who disagreed with the Catholic Church led by satanic popes were considered heretics and murdered. The so called church during that time sold indulgences, tortured and confiscated private property, etc., etc. It is a sad period of history of the present Catholic Church.
If you are a fundamentalist, Protestant Christian, or a Bible reader and believer in Christ and lived during that time you would have been considered a heretic. If you are a Catholic, take heart, no one blames you for that past.
Probably the best book out of hundreds to read about this is Vicars of Christ, by historian Peter de Rosa. Or you can go to this website
There are many references to chroniclers of that sad period of history. In particular watch the hour long video for eye-opening testimony.
The religious freedom fought for was also religious freedom for Catholics from Protestant England, hence the Catholic volunteers and support from Catholic Irishmen, Frenchmen and Poles.
Incorrect, they rejected the views of Cromwell and their ideas were from Greek and Roman democracy ideas down to the terms they used, Senatus and Congress from Latin and the methodologies used.
Sounds like you're onto a good movie plot.