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December 17, 2007

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Hattie

This a new tack with the right wingers. The claim is that liberals are really fascists!

David

@Hattie,

I see on your blog that you've discovered Jonah Goldberg's new book "Liberal Fascism". Here's an excerpt from Jonah:

"Fascism was an international movement that appeared in different forms in different countries, depending on the vagaries of national culture and temperament. In Germany, fascism appeared as genocidal racist nationalism. In America, it took a “friendlier,” more liberal form. The modern heirs of this “friendly fascist” tradition include the New York Times, the Democratic Party, the Ivy League professoriate, and the liberals of Hollywood. The quintessential Liberal Fascist isn't an SS storm trooper; it is a female grade school teacher with an education degree from Brown or Swarthmore."

I guess I'm not a "quintessential Liberal Fascist", since I'm not female and I don't have an "education degree". But as a New York Times-reading Democrat with a PhD from Harvard I'm certain Jonah would view me as a "representative Liberal Fascist". I am working to make sure that Barack Obama becomes our new "Oberfuehrer".

erphschwester

jaja, das ist der neue trend von allen, die sich nicht verstanden fühlen und wenig gute argumente haben: sie nennen die anderen "faschisten" und schon fühlen sie sich im recht und haben die (bessseren) argumente ihrer gegner "totgeschlagen".

ich würde mir wünschen, wir kämen wieder zu einer besseren gesprächskultur zurück.

Dana

Eine bessere Gespaechskultur waere ja prima! Aber das wird auch schwierig, wenn Christen staendig daemonisiert werden.

Und wenn alle annehmen, dass wir alle hinter einem Kandidaten sind, nur wegen einer einzigen Orginasation und des Kandidaten religioeser Aussicht.

Ich bin Christ. Ich bin Konservativ. Aber Huckabee? Bitte Schoen. Christ ist er wohl, aber nich Konservativ.

And how does a "basic understanding" of science conflict with religious beliefs about where the world came from? Or are you refuting thereby the work of every Christian ever involved in the advancement of science, including Isaac Newton?

If you are really all that concerned with people's views on the beginnings of life, maybe you should start with the public schools which teach evolution but yet somehow most Americans still believe in creation to some degree.

How life began cannot be objectively measured and tested (the most basic of scientific principles. Science is ruled by the Scientific Method...advanced against many evolutionists of the day whose theory of spontaneous generation was disproved by it.

David

@Dana,

There are some brilliant scientists who identify themselves as Christians, but they don't believe in creationism. Creationism and Intelligent Design are not science and should not be taught as such.

I suggest you read Pope Benedict XVI's latest Encyclical (Spe salvi) which deals extensively with the interplay between reason and faith throughout history.

I don't demonize "Christians", only ignorance.

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