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Hypocrites, Indeed

I just had to follow up quickly on Shawn's post, below. On CNN's program "Reliable Sources", Bill Press was continuing his criticism of Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally in Washington, D.C. As noted by Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air, his arguments border on lunacy.

Press continued his objection, noting that the Lincoln Memorial and its "sacred" location was no place to talk about either God or politics. Er, it's too "sacred" for God? Maybe Bill should check his thesaurus.
Follow the link above for video of the comments. Morrissey continues to destroy Press's argument, noting that speeches by Lincoln, on the walls of said memorial, mention God quite frequently. He goes on to quote the Reverend Martin Luther King:
And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

This whole exchange exemplifies what is wrong with political discourse in America. If you have arguments against something or some opponent express them. But don't let the whole "red state versus blue state" game enrapture you so much that you leave logic by the wayside.

The ironic thing of me posting this is that religion doesn't play a role in my life--I'm just not a religious person. This is perhaps disquieting to the typical Wizbang reader but such as it is. My focus in the coming months is laser focused on issues of fiscal responsibility and sanity. But when someone is pushing talking points so absurd as to say that some place is "too sacred for talk of God" and that it is an affront to the memories of people who talked of God quite frequently--well they deserve to be called out and ridiculed for such asinine behavior.


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Comments (8)

for those libs who do not b... (Below threshold)
jim m:

for those libs who do not believe in God the very use of any reference to God is profane. (I draw a contrast to others who are more moderate and, ahem, tolerant, who are not bothered by such references)

Bill Press is offended by the references to God because he is offended by any conception of God that is not entirely subservient to his own political and ideological agenda. He is offended that someone else might call upon God and appeal to a supernatural power to support something that he is opposed to. The calling upon God to support this nation and to make the nation great again is what offends him. THAT is somoething that really is profane to the libs.

Press is a Kool Aid drinkin... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Press is a Kool Aid drinking Obamabot.

Bill Press is still alive a... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Bill Press is still alive and CNN is still being broadcast somwhere??!

The ironic thing of me p... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

The ironic thing of me posting this is that religion doesn't play a role in my life--I'm just not a religious person. This is perhaps disquieting to the typical Wizbang reader but such as it is.

(Shrug) Doesn't bother ME any - what I'm looking for is a rational approach to the issues of the day, not a religious/theological slant to things. (And I'm looking at liberalism as a religion, by the way. And atheism. Agnostic I'll give a pass, but atheism is simply faith inverted.)

I am quite sure that eventu... (Below threshold)
John P. Squibob:

I am quite sure that eventually Mr. Press, when shown the errors of his ways by his fellow travelers, will revise and extend his remarks to mean that the place is to sacred for someone like Mr. Beck to refer to God.

Which I think would be worse. It will mean that our Egalitarian betters feel that only they have the right to choose who/when/where has the privilege to talk about God.

You say 'I'm just not a rel... (Below threshold)
Inge:

You say 'I'm just not a religeous person'. You do NOT need to be a religeous person to do the right thing. There is a very touching event in The Bible, which describes a woman without knowing who God is, or was.
Yet, she did what was righteous in God's Eyes, which means to right what comes natural. I mention this simply, that it goes back to the 'content of character', without needing to be 'religeous.
Keep doing the good work, I love your thoughts in your writings!

I would bet next week's pay... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

I would bet next week's paycheck that if there was a Muslim rally there Press wouldn't have a word to say about it.

Or perhaps it would be best to throw up the same straw man being used to counter opposition to the GZ Mosque and "get in his face and argue with him" telling him that they have a constitutional right to gather near a "sacred site".

Thank you Inge. Unless one... (Below threshold)
olsoljer:

Thank you Inge. Unless one is seriously psychologically damaged, I believe that the ultimate judge of your actions here on earth is one's self. If you can look yourself in the faces in a mirror, and honestly say you did the right thing, you did. I believe each individual inherently knows right from wrong.

(Makes you wonder who combs our politican's hair doesn't it?)




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