Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My God, Your God, and Ann Coulter's God

When host Donny Deutsch (of MSNBC's The Big Idea) asks Ann Coulter a question regarding what her idea of the perfect world would be, she responded with some stuff about how more perfect the word would be if everybody was Christian.

I have embedded the clip because it is sort of shocking.

I have not listened to it in a day or two, so pardon me if I don't get the wording exactly right. Something she said really infuriated me. She said that Christians are on the "fast track" program – that Jews need to be perfected. She said that Jews have to obey laws (and need to be perfected), and she sort of implied that Christians don't need to follow rules. Any rules.

Part of me just wants to quote Rodney King and ask, "People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?"

I have heard other Christians say things similar to Ann Coulter. I get that some religious people know in their hearts that what they believe is the truth. The thing is that no one is really sure that their version of religion is the only version, the one version, the true version. I think these people are arrogant.

But lets move away from who is right and wrong. Ann Coulter believes that it would be a better world if we are all Christians. I guess she believes there would be less fighting, less war, more agreement.

Here is a thought. Thousands of years ago, before Christ, Jews did not work on their Sabbath (Saturday). Christians came along and declared Sunday the Sabbath (oh, and by the way, to a little Catholic girl reading the Old Testament, this is so confusing – the Saturday, Sunday, which day are they talking about thing.

So a long time ago, primary Christian communities worked 6 days per week, taking Sunday off, and primary Jewish communities worked 6 days per week, taking Saturday off. Later on, okay I am sort of making this up, sort of suggesting it, when there was a work week in a more integrated community, some people had Saturday off, some Sunday off because of where they worshiped.

My guess is that managers started getting confused, forgetting who was the Christian, who was the Jew.

"Hey, wait a minute, Tevye, I thought you took last Saturday off."

Then managers, who are not as smart as the rest of us, decided that instead of setting up a spreadsheet to distinguish Christian from Jew, managers gave people two days off in a row, Saturday and Sunday.

So Ann Coulter would rather have a six-day work week. That's why she is such a miniskirt-clad, Republican bitch. She would steal a day from all of us.


T said...

I watched the video and I'm going to go throw up now..... Yes, she is a bitch. Plain and simple

Kat said...

I'll have to watch the video later, and hey...you're idea of the two day weekend is as good as any. I was raised Southern Baptist, but a lifetime of travel has convinced me that almost every religion when boiled down to its most basic form, looks like every other religion.

LarryLilly said...

Ann Coulter is the ridiculous righteous right hottie. Right wing Repubs have secret dreams of her in Valkyrie full battle dress, lashing the evil wicked sinful lefties into shape, morally blasting those of us that think.

Her other comments, about how the women survivors of 9-11 are in it for the money, and the rest of her drivel make her the smegma skank breathing media whore she is, like a female Rush.

So I dont attribute anything more than she is suitable for the talk shows of irrelevant news, the kind of stuff that faux news would post.

And yeah, most major religions when boiled down have the same gig. Makes you think that maybe religion and God or god, are mans version of a kids tooth fairy.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Oh she'd like to steal a weekend day from me? F*ck that...she'd have to fight me for it! ;)

The way I look at it, almost all of us are trying to get to the same place, right? Our version of heaven. Live and let live...mind your own business, judge not lest ye be judged, you know???

Ian Lidster said...

Desptie the fact I detest Ann Coulter, as I detest all bigoted and loudmouthed assholes, I'll take up her challenge about Christians getting along and cite Northern Ireland. They were both Christian, Protestant and Catholic, and each group hated the other group's guts, and they regularly blew one another to Kingdom Come, wherever that might be in Ann Coulter's view of the world.

kathi said...

I'm like the Deutsch when he said 'c'mon, you can't believe that, your an eduacated woman'. The way she talks to Deutsch and about others is completely thoughtless and inconsiderate. Where's the christianity in that?

Yeah, arrogant was a perfect word.

Advizor said...

If you are truly believing Jew, Christian, or Muslim, you must believe that "your way" is the only way because The Old Testament, New Testament, and the Qaran all state, very clearly, that there is but ONE god, and without following HIS way, you won't receive salvation.

In today's politically correct, wimpified environment, few believers, except the Muslims, are willing to admit this very inconvenient fact.

The challenge is to suspend that core belief in favor of democracy and good will. I believe that Christ is "The Way, the Truth, and the Light" yet I support other's RIGHT to believe in other things, and, in fact, celebrate our differences as evidence of free will and choice.

Ann Coulter handled her interview in a very clumsy way, but she was just speaking what all the major religious texts have taught for 1,000's of years.

If you want, you can debate the value of religion in general, feel free, but any "believer" who doesn't claim the supremecy of their god, is lying, or doesn't understand just what they believe, or worse, is betraying their belief's to make other's happy.

Prata said...

And no matter how you slice it, the story logic is broken. So...she can have fun with that..along with the others spouting condemnation. ^_^

In fact, it's so broken...well it can't be any more broken so yah. It's just broke. Someone should fix that! Oh wait....teehee?

Beau said...

Anne Coulter is rare. In a world where it is cliche, and biggoted to be a Christian she is not afraid to stand on what she believes on national television. I am a Christian, Jesus died for my salvation. Salvation from what? Salvation from man's depravity without God. This depravity makes us imperfect. Anne's point was that we are the nation of Israel perfected. Not because of what we have done but because of what Jesus did on the cross. The "Fed Ex approach" she was referring to was God's grace. The Bible says "For by grace you have been saved through Faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the GIFT of God, not of works lest any many should boast." (Ephesians 2:8) The Jewish law is filled with decrees made by God to be kept by Jews (read Exodus to start). Jesus died to bridge the gap between man's attempt to be holy(keeping all of God's commands, Jewish religion) and true personal relationship with the Father. And for those of you that will say, "then that means Christians can do whatever they want and get away with it," that is not what the Bible teaches either. Jesus said the entire law can be summed up in this. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind, and the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself. So yes I to believe in the Anne Coulter prescription of more practicing christians. It seems to me the only arrogant thing she said was when she told Donny he wasn't a practicing Jew. His remarks were much more offensive and disrespectful, "if Anne Coulter had any brains, she wouldn't say Jews need to be perfected." Jewish law is there to bring Jews into a more perfect union with God, thats why God gave them a law, to be perfect. The truth is that its impossible to be perfect so again thats why the Bible says, "the law is there to tutor us to Christ."

Leesa said...

You started by saying, "Anne Coulter is rare." Bigoted Christians are not rare, actually. And that saddens me to no end.