18
May
09

A(nti)theist Moment

I was listening to the radio; 89.9, which is an “American Family Radio” station. On the air was a man by the name of Matt Friedeman. In case you aren’t familiar with this guy, check out his blag. It’s certainly worth a laugh. I shall be ripping into this guy in a moment, but first, I’m going to give you some background as to what stopped me at this particularly humorous station. Upon overhearing a sweeping statement (anyone not a Christian conservative is “not principled”) while utilizing the “scan” function of the car radio, I decided to settle in.

So, how did he reach this conclusion? Mr. Friedeman concluded those not actively opposing the war NOW are unprincipled and were only doing so to get a Democrat into office. Sir, I do beg to differ; while it is one of the myriad of wonderful reasons for a change of political leadership. It is, unfortunately, not the ONLY major issue to deal with. For example: what do we do now that fiscal policies of the previous administration run our country into record debt AND collapsed our economy? Can we really afford to leave a country which would be left struggling due to our own actions? Can we afford to ignore Iran now that the regional power of Iraq no longer keeps it from becoming too much of a threat? How, exactly, can we repair the damage done to our diplomatic relations to other countries?

You see, we have LOTS to do, not just Democrat, Republican,Libertarian… members, ALL of us. I am strongly against war, however, now that we are involved peacekeeping operations in two countries, we cannot simply withdraw our military. Your conclusion is based upon only a few decisions, rather than the entirity of the situation. CCPs (Conservative Christian Pundits) are notorious for taking very small samples, cherry picking information, and making sweeping conclusions about them (O’Rly, Hannity, Beck, etc). In order to put forth an accurate theory, one must explain ALL of the available related evidence.

Here is part of what we have thus far regarding Obama’s “promises.”

As for the issue of “babies being killed,” see here and here.

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3 Responses to “A(nti)theist Moment”


  1. 1 Colloquy
    May 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I am confused about the link “here” – Is it a permalink? I get several stories.

  2. 2 jaredcormier
    May 18, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    fixed, I entered the wrong address

  3. 3 Colloquy
    May 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Much better – thanks. 🙂


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