Thursday, October 11, 2007

I Knew I Should've Waited

These two screeching harpies were joined by their lord and master, Satan, shortly after the above photo was taken.

It looks like I called "what the fuck" on the wrong story today. Sure, it's mildly bizarre that the family of George Gipp pulled his old bones out of the ground for DNA testing, but that's nothing compared to the latest from Ann Coulter.
During the October 8 edition of CNBC's The Big Idea, host Donny Deutsch asked right-wing pundit Ann Coulter: "If you had your way ... and your dreams, which are genuine, came true ... what would this country look like?" Coulter responded, "It would look like New York City during the [2004] Republican National Convention. In fact, that's what I think heaven is going to look like." She described the convention as follows: "People were happy. They're Christian. They're tolerant. They defend America." Deutsch then asked, "It would be better if we were all Christian?" to which Coulter responded, "Yes." Later in the discussion, Deutsch said to her: "[Y]ou said we should throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians," and Coulter again replied, "Yes." When pressed by Deutsch regarding whether she wanted to be like "the head of Iran" and "wipe Israel off the Earth," Coulter stated: "No, we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. ... That's what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws."

After a commercial break, Deutsch said that "Ann said she wanted to explain her last comment," and asked her, "So you don't think that was offensive?" Coulter responded: "No. I'm sorry. It is not intended to be. I don't think you should take it that way, but that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews. We believe the Old Testament. As you know from the Old Testament, God was constantly getting fed up with humans for not being able to live up to all the laws. What Christians believe -- this is just a statement of what the New Testament is -- is that that's why Christ came and died for our sins. Christians believe the Old Testament. You don't believe our testament." Coulter later said: "We consider ourselves perfected Christians. For me to say that for you to become a Christian is to become a perfected Christian is not offensive at all."
Wow. Go read the entire transcript. This woman is fucking nuts. I wonder if Pammycakes regrets her previous support for Ann Coulter. Funny--Pammy hasn't commented just yet.

I, for one, think it's a great idea to let all the religious people be intolerant of one another. I've gotten awfully sick of all this "person of faith" bullshit lately. The precepts of different religions matter--if you make your religion a part of your public self, then said religion should be open to scrutiny. As it stands right now, people claim to be religious, then claim exemption from the examination of their beliefs. That's stupid.

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