From the New York Times: As a result, [Jerry Falwell] was a lightning rod for controversy and caricature. He apologized, for example, after televised remarks suggesting that the 9/11 terrorist attacks reflected Godâ€™s judgment on a nation spiritually weakened by the American Civil Liberties Union, providers of abortion and supporters of gay rights, and after […]
Look. The last line of this article, “And we desperately need a revolution,” is true. We desperately need people to stop caring more about “American Idol” than they do about the potential environmental catastrophe awaiting our children. To this statement, Mr. Luddite, I say “Hell yeah.”
But do us a favor, will you? Stop talking for us. Stop being the voice for current revolutionaries. No one likes the Bitter Old Man. No one likes the Bitter Old Man and no one thinks that his fears are justified. And, more to the point, no one thinks that his tactics to fight the power will do any good. Wanna know why?
I was surprised to see this article in the Times yesterday. In a nutshell, the ACLU and a couple professional organizations are suing the government for not allowing a Swiss Muslim scholar entry to the U.S. One of organization in the suit is the American Academy of Religion to which I belong. Their statement on […]