Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Not a "protected class"

Liberal Media Lashes Out at Christians
This bulletin just in: The culture wars have turned nastier than ever. And if conservative Christians are offended by being called insane, stupid, sinister -- or even the next incarnation of fascist storm troopers -- they'd better get used to it.

Bill Maher, host of HBO's live commentary show Real Time With Bill Maher, seems to have a deeply-rooted disdain for religious folk in general. On MSNBC's Scarborough Country, he told host Joe Scarborough: "I think religion is a neurological disorder."

For some in the media, the words Christian and dumb seem to be synonymous. CBS' 60 Minutes' professional grouser Andy Rooney is quite open about this. After the 2004 election, Rooney -- a self-professed atheist -- told a group of students and faculty at Tufts University that he thought religion is "all nonsense." According to The Tufts Daily newspaper, he added that he thought Christian fundamentalism was the result of "a lack of education. They haven't been exposed to what the world has to offer."

AgapePress chronicles some of the classic examples of Christian bias in the media and why the religious VS secular fight is so important.


Sailor Republica said...

Christians thrive under pressure. See Ethiopia under Communist rule for more info.

Watch the persecution happen, and watch the number of believers explode.

jwalker said...

I am so wishy-washy on this issue. I have a friend who was raised as a Catholic and she now hates church and Christianity. Well,you know, Catholicism offends me too. As a fundamentalist, the Catholic church represents everything that Christ didn't want his church to be. In fact, the original Catholic church was actually rooted in the religion of Babylon and the secular state if we want to be factual.

Then we wonder why people get so offended by religion. They don't understand what fundamental Christianity is, which is simply a relationship with Jesus Christ. That is very different than religion.

Daniel said...

What's wishy-washy about a relationship with Jesus? You know what it's about.