Saturday, August 12, 2017

ABC's Chief Political Analyst: Radical Christians As 'Misguided And Frightening' As Radical Muslims

ABC’s Chief Political Analyst: Radical Christians As ‘Misguided And Frightening’ As Radical Muslims

ABC Chief Political Analyst Matthew Dowd, a Bush 2004 campaign chief strategist, doesn’t have a glorious history with religious commentary. Just a month ago, he tweeted that Christianity had nothing to do with, you know, actually believing in God:

I am Catholic. Being Christian is a state of being. Practicing love. Some of the most Christian folks i know in life are atheists.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) July 16, 2017

This rather idiotic note made the rounds on the interwebs, as Christians of all stripes pointed out that this ran counter to virtually the entirety of the Bible.

Now Dowd is back at it. On Thursday evening, he tweeted:

A fundamentalist radical Christian is just as misguided and frightening as a fundamentalist radical Muslim. No difference.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) August 10, 2017

The vast majority of “fundamentalist radical Christians” have no desire for theocracy on earth. They also do not harbor warm feelings toward terrorism. There is no “fundamentalist radical Christian” global movement that kills tens of thousands of people on a yearly basis. The same cannot be said for “fundamentalist radical Muslims,” who are responsible for tens of thousands of dead in terror attacks around the globe annually, plus more tens of thousands of more dead in internecine warfare, plus the most repressive and violent regimes on the planet.

This sort of stupidity is what makes Americans believe the mainstream media are out of touch. Fully 24% of Americans believe the Bible is the literal word of God — presumably, what Dowd would call the “fundamental radical Christian” position — and yet we don’t see widespread warfare and murder of non-fundamentalist radical Christians. Weird how that works.

Equating all religions and all religious fundamentalists is tiresome, intellectually lazy, and morally obtuse. That’s a perspective that fits right in the bubble of the media elite.


The Master of Reality said...

I have to state on conviction and truth.

Radical Christians from where I stand are not guilty of multiple murders or deaths. *thousands

24% of Americans acknowledging faith in the one true God is no defense against any argument only proof that this nation identifies less than 1/4 "wheat" and is so obviously fraught with "tares"

But see this , in all truth and wise discerning , this is a nation of 60,000 denominations. This was and never will be God's will.

Regardless , capitalist organized christianity has distorted and destroyed what it once represented.

My people. Our people , brothers and sisters are by and large led in flocks to slaughter. Taxed as though it were a theocracy. 20 minutes of Music. Begging for money from the congregation and then 30 minutes "teaching" the church in America IS a perversion. 60,000 shades of it. Until Christ returns their will be NO unity. Your blind defense of a broken organized faith is no less fundamentally wrong

Jesus IS the answer. Your politically motivated and message of anger has convinced me to turn away from your reporting that until now seemed sound.

GOD is not American or Republican
But what this man said certainly echoes some truth

The Master of Reality said...

I'm sure you wont approve a comment I recently posted.

Censorship. Pull the log out of your eye


Scott said...

Good heavens - GET A GRIP....This post wasn't something that I WROTE - I published it to show how the world is now viewing Christianity....Do you not understand that these are LINKS to articles I come across to show the signs of the times..? Really?.

And YOU talk about a log in someones eye? Man the irony there is RICH....

Karin said...

Scott, thank you for what you do to keep us informed. Praying for you to be encouraged today. God bless!!

Scott said...

Thanks so much Karin, that means a lot:)