Jimmie at the Sundries Shack may be a one trick pony, but he is rambling on with a steady gait. He continues to dishonestly pretend that I somehow smeared all Christians as members of the “American Taliban,” in not one, not two, but three more posts. The lowlights, if you will, from Jimmie:
The fact is that he unhesitatingly accepted the left’s definition of “American Taliban”which, as we all know pretty darned well, includes every Christian who as much as makes a public profession of their faith, or attempts to use their faith to help determine their political judgements, or so much as says out loud that it might not be the smartest idea to cast a public gay activist in an overtly Christian movie.
Well, actually, no I didn’t. I even explained in pretty clear detail who I was talking about and he has chosen to intentionally conflate my direct condemnation of the behavior of Bauder and those like him with all Christians.
Why? I don’t know, but it is reminiscent of the late Y. Arafat and the type of behavior he would engage in to deflect legitimate criticism of the armed thugs who worked for him. Say something nasty about the militants in Fatah who were murdering innocents, and you were criticizing all Palestinians. It is an old trick, and I am not impressed.
Jimmie also seems to think that because someone is obscure, they are less of a threat:
Tagging obscure representatives of various Christian religions (really, how many Baptists have ever heard of the Central Baptist Seminary, and is Minnesota really going to be the launching point for the New Crusades Against the Heathen?) is an even worse offense against those who are, right now, trying to rid Afghanistan of the deplorable theocrats.
Because someone is obscure does not make them harmless or less of a threat. How many of you heard of Eric Rudolph before the Olympic bombings and the bombings of abortion clinics? Me either. I can’t believe people want to pretend that violent religious extremists don’t exist- go read Dave Neiwert, for goodness sakes. Go check the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Go check out the ADL webpages.
In another post, I am taunted because American Christians have not reacted to a piece of art depicting Osama bin Laden as Christ the same way Muslims have reacted to cartoons of Allah. I would never expect American Christians to behave that way- perhaps Jimmie, down in the muck defending the fringe of the radical Christian right, has lower expectations for them. At any rate, congratulations, Jimmie- your lunatics are less violent and dangerous than their lunatics (and no, I am not talking about all Christians, you halfwit). Sleep tight.
In short, Jimmie has nothing to say, and has now just resorted to cheap taunting– no argument, no case- just fake umbrage that somehow he and other Christians have been smeared. He can continue to play these dishonest games, and continue to give rhetorical and political cover to people he should be speaking out against, and I can start ignoring him, something I should have done from the beginning.
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