I have been engaged in a debate with several bloggers on the Journal Times web site. The subject was Rosie O'Donnell's recent comments, wherin she declared that radical Christianity was as much of a threat as radical Islam. The debate revealed more about the religion of modern liberalism than it did about either Christianity or Islam. The following are some of the apparent beliefs of many of todays fringe liberals.
1) Liberals are never wrong, no matter what they say. O'Donnell therefore is correct. The threat of radical Christianity would result in, at worst, jail time for sodomy, no gay marriage, no abortions, and abstinence education, according to the O'Donnell defenders. Yet they could not bring themselves to admit that forced religious conversions, throat slashings, and suicide bombings are a greater threat than losing abortion privileges etc... One must abandon reason to always support the outrageous things that other liberals will say. Leap of faith #1.
2) The magic vagina. Womens rights should be protected, particularly the right to abortions. But the pre-born life has no rights. It has no right to live. This can only make sense if the pre-born child is not a life. Thus, it must be assumed that a glob of non-life, upon passage through the vagina, becomes a life, with all the associated rights, including the right to future abortions. Modern day liberals must believe in the magic, life giving vagina. Leap of faith #2.
3) Government should define marriage while also not defining marriage. One O'Donnell defender said "I do not think government should define whom we should marry." The same person believes that the government should recognize gay marriage. How is it possible to have laws pertaining to marriage, gay, straight or otherwise, without government defining what a marriage is and who may marry? But many liberals apparently believe that there should be gay marriage, while also believing that government should not define marriage. Leap of faith 3#.
The irony here is that many liberals see faith as dangerous, as it is inconsistent with reason. What many don't realize, however, is that they too are practicing an often illogical faith of their own.