Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Irony Is Still Dead

Could someone try to resuscitate her, please? Otherwise we will keep on reading stuff like this from Tom deLay:

Earlier, the former House majority leader told activists he agreed with their premise that there is a "war on Christianity.

"Our faith has always been in direct conflict with the values of the world," DeLay said. "We are, after all, a society that provides abortion on demand, has killed millions of innocent children, degrades the institution of marriage, and all but treats Christianity like some second-rate superstition."

DeLay was forced to abandon his job as majority leader while facing indictment on charges that he improperly funneled corporate donations to Republican candidates for the House and amid questions about his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Must admit that deLay has chutzpah.

The bit about Christianity being treated like "some second-rate superstition" is probably what he means by a "war" on Christianity. Why do wingnuts see wars waged against ideas? The war on terror and now a "war" on Christianity. And how, exactly, is this religious war waged in a country where Christianity is the dominant religion?

I'm fed up with the wingnuts' redefinition of Christianity as something Uncle Scrooge would love before his conversion experience, and even more fed up with the redefinition of disagreement as war. But that's most likely because my religion, echidneism, is nothing more than a second-rate superstition.