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Saturday, May 07, 2005

George Will Hates Jesus

George Will's May 5th column has infuriated the Far Right. And you know how the Talibanagain Christian Right operates: you’re either with ‘em or you’re agin’ ‘em.

It all started when Bush said “If you choose not to worship, you're equally as patriotic as somebody who does worship.” Gasp!! Blasphemy!!

Referring to Bush’s speech, George Will wrote: “The state of America's political discourse is such that the president has felt it necessary to declare that unbelievers can be good Americans.” He pointed out that nearly 30 million Americans answered “None” in a survey asking what religion they’re affiliated with. If all of these atheistic/ agnostic/ unaffiliated Americans were relegated to one state, that state would be second only to California in population.

Will was guessing that Bush was trying to undo some of the damage caused by the Terri Schiavo media circus. He added: “he and his party seemed to have subcontracted governance to certain especially fervid religious supporters.” Yeah! Tell it like it is! Remember, this is George Will, conservative columnist; not Michael Moore or Jane Fonda or any of those godless Hollywood commies.

He also pointed out that too many Christians are “scrambling for the status of victims.” Just because the ACLU tries to prohibit Christmas displays on public property, Christians claim that they’re being “assaulted” and “persecuted.” So far I haven’t seen any restaurants that say “No Christians” or any signs saying “Christians to the back of the bus.”

But no matter how conservative you are, just try disagreeing with the Far Right on one tiny detail, and — Poof! You’re a Moonbat. A Loony Leftist. An Islamofascist.

George Will has always been independent and unaffiliated with any political group. But he’s now been officially banished from the Taliban wing of the Neanderthal party. It’s a blessing, George.


Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

I had the pleasure of meeting George Will last fall and I can personally vouch for his being a conservative. He is staunchly conservative but he has the wonderful talent of calling things exactly how he sees them, often with a bit of good humor. It will be interesting to see if any Conunists (Right-Wing Republicans) try and call the attack on old George.

May 7, 2005 at 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

OK Democrat: I'm glad you met him. I've been reading his column for what seems like umpteen decades. I don't usually agree with him, but he's definitely his own person; nobody's calling the shots or telling what to say. I've always sensed that if any VIP from the Right told him whose toes not to step on, he'd tell that person to F#$&%# off.

May 8, 2005 at 1:26 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

I don't think George Will can be completely awful because he loves baseball as much as he does.

He can definitely be somewhat awful at times, and I found him especially annoying during the first four years of Dubya's reign.

Will is respected, by conservatives and non-conservatives alike. I would agree with anyone who says this is a good sign, that is, that he may be distancing himself from the fanatics who currently run the GOP.

May 8, 2005 at 2:11 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Snave: He's probably more loyal to baseball than to any politician or political viewpoint. And that's a good sign.

I think his conservatism and independence make it more meaningful when he distances himself from the Christian Right and calls it like he sees it.

May 8, 2005 at 3:20 AM  
Blogger LingLing said...

hi there, just found you whilst on BE and stopped to say hi. Excellent site; I;m emailing some posts round to others (particularly the one about Conservatives in favor of rape and incest). Gaaah.

Keep fightin' the good fight!
cheers, LingLing

May 8, 2005 at 4:26 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Lingling: Thanks. Stop by any time.

May 8, 2005 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Brother Kenya said...

Thing is, like Andrew Sullivan, Will has a knack for selective intelligence.

May 8, 2005 at 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Brother Kenya: Yeah, it's selective. I don't usually agree with him, but I was glad to see him put the theocrats in their place.

May 8, 2005 at 7:42 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

The Jesusistanis do not take lightly anyone questioning their particular favor of faith-dammit, they've wauted for years to get where they are, and now formerly loyal pundits go all heathen on them? Will better watch his back-he's neither unborn nor brain-dead-in other words, he's not someone the Jesusistanis would hesitate to immolate.

May 8, 2005 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

JollyRoger: Yup, Will might be in for a mysterious accident. He betrayed the snakehandlers; now he must pay.

May 8, 2005 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Danieru said...

sadly religion and politics are only too often connected. do something about it:
Manifesto for the prevention of ignorance within the religious and political universe

May 9, 2005 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Danieru: Great link. Thanks.

May 9, 2005 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Abby Taylor said...

Hi, found you via BE, great work.

May 10, 2005 at 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Thanks, Abby Taylor.

May 10, 2005 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger erinberry said...

There does seem to be a sad trend of Christians pretending that they're some sort of martyrs...

Ah yes, white Christians are definitely the most persecuted group I can think of.

May 16, 2005 at 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Erinberry: Yup, those poor persecuted White Christians. All those signs saying "No White Christians Allowed" and "White Christians to the back of the bus" -- how do they stand it?

May 16, 2005 at 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

It is so hypocritical of any man of faith(Pastor/priest/rabii or whatever) to back a political candidate unless they have known them every day of thier lives.

How does that pastor know what is in that mans soul? There is no excuss for this backing, and the legislation voted for should be enough to show this. Since when is it Christian to cut funding on Wick(a program to feed hungry american children) in order to cut taxes on wealthy estates.

These "Think" tanks are no more than a political party or a supporter of political parties, and religion should not be used by these political parties in order to gain favor. It is insulting.

May 22, 2005 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Jeff: Yup, cutting funding for social programs to provide more money for tax cuts for the wealthiest -- that's what seems to pass for "Christian" these days. And these "think tanks" are pretty much just political strategy organizations. The only "thinking" involved is "let's see, how can we smear the other side, and con the public..."

May 22, 2005 at 4:14 PM  

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