Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Headline of the Day (James Dobson edition)

By Michael J.W. Stickings

From ABC News:

Dobson's 18-minute radio segment has already been taped. It will air today. And, in it, he will say this: "I think he's deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology."

Of course, that "traditional understanding of the Bible" underpins the fascist authoritarianism that is the core of Dobson's christianism, both in the home and in society in general.

In that christianist society, women ought to stay home, gays ought to be reformed, and children ought to obey: "By learning to yield to the loving authority... of his parents, a child learns to submit to other forms of authority which will confront him later in his life -- his teachers, school principal, police, neighbors and employers." And to be physically punished: "It is not necessary to beat the child into submission; a little bit of pain goes a long way for a young child. However, the spanking should be of sufficient magnitude to cause the child to cry genuinely."

Nothing tells you you're a good and decent human being quite like being attacked by the likes of James Dobson.

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  • Which Bible? Which Christianity? Honestly, the level of education of people like this is astonishing. You'd think the King James translation had descended from the clouds and had been passed out on the streets of Jerusalem by Jesus.

    There have been so many interpretations, additions and subtractions and so many different traditions, sects and denominations that any honest historian has to use the term Christian as a plural.

    For my part, if I happen to see anyone hurting a child, the only question in my mind is whether to shove a bible down his throat until he strangles or just to shoot him.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 9:34 AM  

  • as Jon Stewart said

    (I don't know if this link will work, but I tried to find a "Canadian-friendly" clip.)

    By Blogger lindabeth, at 4:22 PM  

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