Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fear, Hatred and Bigotry


This is the house at 1026 N. 4th St., Watertown, Wisconsin. A simple, single story house with overgrown bushes and weathered exterior. A 90s vintage Pontiac with a broken plastic fender sits in the gravel driveway.

You really have to wonder. What exactly was that this unfortunate person read or heard that lead to this conclusion? And what was it about this person's education and upbringing and values that processed that information to arrive at this statement?

It's boggles the mind of a rational thinking individual. But clearly not the irrational. Just what exactly does this person think will happen if in fact, Senator Obama is the anti-christ?

What kind of world do these deluded people think they're living in?


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2 astute observations :

  1. Anonymous said...

    Why is it labled "Fear, Hatred and Bigotry".
    Obama has promised to solve all of our problem.
    Christianity teaches that the faithful will be saved by God, not Man.
    One of the founding principles of the USA was to assure freedom of ones religious beliefs. I seems to me that you have placed your faith in a man to save you from whatever you think is threatening you.
    Your commentary is by definiton, BIGOTED and small minded as well. see definition below.
    I would then recommend a reading of the actual content of constitution of the USA as well as the Bill of Rights, then compare these readings to the words of Obama, for a better understanding of this one persons FEAR.

    (from m-w.com
    Main Entry: big·ot
    Pronunciation: \bi-gət\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: French, hypocrite, bigot
    Date: 1660
    : a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices ; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance)

    danlb2@netscape.net

  2. richmanwisco said...

    Kind reader,
    You have posted an excellent exercise in logical fallacies, starting with your first statement.

    "Obama has promised to solve all of our problem." Grammar aside, didn't McCain do the same? For that matter, hasn't every candidate for elected office? Which renders your second statement moot.

    "One of the founding principles of the USA was to assure freedom of ones religious beliefs. I seems to me that you have placed your faith in a man to save you from whatever you think is threatening you." I fail to see what the second sentence has to do with the first. I think you're trying to imply that President-Elect Obama is some kind of false prophet. As an atheist, naturally I'm not buying it.

    "Your commentary is by definiton, BIGOTED and small minded as well. see definition below." If this was your attempt at a strawman, it wasn't very good.

    But you saved the best for last. An ad hominem.
    "I would then recommend a reading of the actual content of constitution of the USA as well as the Bill of Rights, then compare these readings to the words of Obama, for a better understanding of this one persons FEAR."

    Dear reader, I have indeed read the Constitution and Bill of Rights. I served, under oath, in defense of this nation for nine years. If your claim is that President Obama intends to destroy the Constitution, the very document he will swear to uphold and protect, then I want to see from you, in this forum, cited documentation of your claims.

    I eagerly await your response.