John on May 14, 2007 at 10:40 pm
Instapundit aka Glenn Reynolds is a law professor, technophile and a moderate conservative on the war and fiscal issues. He’s fairly libertarian on social issues. He seems to be a genuinely nice guy. He’s linked here once and I got a week’s worth of traffic in two hours.
Today he said something about Christians that I just think is silly:
THE ANSWER TO THE EXAMINER’S QUESTION IS SIMPLE: It’s because people are afraid they’ll blow things up.
Sooner or later, you know, fundamentalist Christians are going to pick up on this lesson, engage in similar behavior, and make similar demands. Because, apparently, it works fine.
Bryan at Hot Air took him to task and, to his great credit, Glenn immediately linked to the response. Some people thought perhaps Glenn was being ironic, as he often is, but his response seemed to indicate that he had a sincere concern about a future of Christian terrorism. Heated discussion ensued as you can see there are over 200 comments now.
Anyway, the reason I didn’t get a new post up today is, in part, because I got involved in the comment thread at Hot Air. I think it has all blown over now. But it is always shocking to discover that people you’ve had some friendly contact with — very slight in my case — actually believe that people like you (like me) are probably not that different than members of the Mahdi army or the Quds Force. Wow. What do you even say to that?
I think what Bryan said pretty much nails it.
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