Jan 5, 2010

What if a Buddhist Said It?

Steve Benen from Washington Monthly with an excellent retort.

I've been trying to think of a way to frame this in a way Hume's far-right defenders would understand. How about this -- imagine if, after David Vitter's (R-La.), John Ensign's (R-Nev.), and Mark Sanford's (R-S.C.) humiliating sex scandals, a Buddhist media personality appeared on national television and said Christianity is clearly inadequate, and that the right-wing Republicans' lives could get back on track if they'd give up their faith and embraced Buddhism. The Buddhist said this during a news program, and later insisted his/her comments did not constitute "proselytizing."

Is there any doubt that Christians would expect that media figure to be promptly fired? Would conservatives defend the Buddhist's remarks?

Your serve, Brit. He just smoked an ace past you. Somehow I don't think you'd have the reaction that the Buddha has pictured above.

Bottom like...Brit is trying to put the "Boo" in Buddhism. It's a "scary religion" that causes people to crash their cars and cheat on their wives. Pul-lease.

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