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Mar 29 2012

Christian Sharia Needed to Stop Muslim Sharia

On his radio show recently, David Barton argued that we must have a Christian nation because having a secular nation leads to having a Muslim nation. Or something. Right Wing Watch has the transcript:

I was really struck with a passage that Jesus has in Matthew 12. Matthew 12 he talks about how an unclean spirit had gone out of a man and in verse 43 it says it goes through dry places seeking rest and finds none, verse 44, then he says, ‘The unclean spirit says, ‘I will return to the house from which I came.’ When he comes, he finds it empty, swept and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself.’ I thought, that’s that principle, if you don’t fill it with good stuff, bad stuff is going to find its way in and it will be a lot worse. So we had it filled with kind of a God-fearing system and then we made it a secular system, so now we made it seven times worse by saying, let’s take Sharia law, not only do we not want biblical stuff we don’t even want secular stuff, we want seven times worse than secular. The vacuum is going to get filled with something, and if we’re going to refuse to have some Judeo-Christian principles in there on which the founders built everything and that’s what they had as the undergirding , if we’re not going to do that, then what are we going to fill it with? Right now it appears that it is going to be Sharia.

So we have to have a Christian theocracy in order to avoid being a Muslim theocracy. That’s some serious crazy right there.

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  1. 1
    Bronze Dog

    The vacuum is going to get filled with something, and if we’re going to refuse to have some Judeo-Christian principles in there on which the founders built everything and that’s what they had as the undergirding , if we’re not going to do that, then what are we going to fill it with? Right now it appears that it is going to be Sharia.

    Of course, I have to ask: “What’s the difference?”

    (Some fixing involved in the quote.)

  2. 2
    a miasma of incandescent plasma

    How about filling the “vacuum” with Enlightenment principles, you know, the actual undergirding of the Constitution?

  3. 3
    Randomfactor

    I say we fill the vacuum with sex. Hot, sweaty, 27/7 sex. THAT should keep both the Christians AND the Moslems out.

  4. 4
    a miasma of incandescent plasma

    And where does the name “Jesus” appear in the Constitution again?

  5. 5
    Bronze Dog

    I say we fill the vacuum with sex. Hot, sweaty, 27/7 sex. THAT should keep both the Christians AND the Moslems out.

    I assume you mean 24/7, as in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the 27 is the result of a typo.

    If this assumption is in error, I would like to subscribe to your newsletter and learn your temporal secrets.

  6. 6
    Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    @Bronze Dog:

    Everything you ever wanted to know about temporal secrets can be found here.

  7. 7
    tubi

    I assume you mean 24/7, as in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and the 27 is the result of a typo.

    I actually read it as 7 days a week for 27 days out of each month and then you have to send the unclean females away during menses.

  8. 8
    Chiroptera

    You know, I bet there’s a lot of common ground between the Christian and Muslim versions of Sharia. They should just get together to advocate for a theocracy based on the common bits.

  9. 9
    Larry

    Of course, I have to ask: “What’s the difference?”

    With one type, a small group of men get to dictate to everyone else, how they must live their lives under penalty of death.

    The other type involves Muslims.

  10. 10
    Bronze Dog

    Off the top of my head: Both are anti-women. Both are anti-LGBT. Both support blasphemy laws. Both encourage rape culture by blaming the victim for not covering up enough. Both are anti-science. Both embrace arbitrary ritualism. Both place religious dogma above individual rights. Both have a tendency to condone if not command torture (Hell).

  11. 11
    greg1466

    The vacuum is going to get filled with something, and if we’re going to refuse to have some Judeo-Christian principles in there on which the founders built everything and that’s what they had as the undergirding , if we’re not going to do that, then what are we going to fill it with?

    How about sanity?

  12. 12
    Raging Bee

    Chiropetra: they’re already working on such an alliance. (The smarter theocratic bullies will control the alliance, of course, which means it’s gonna be Muslim Sharia for the lot of us.)

  13. 13
    Gregory in Seattle

    Taliban, Talibangelical… either way, this gay atheist wants no part.

  14. 14
    mikecallahan

    As a former Catholic I know they have Canon Law. Canon Law allows pedophiles to be forgiven. Perpetrators can have a clean slate to go on perping until the next confession. Canon law is above civil law therefore no need to turn in offenders. That is the prevalent mindset of the Catholic clergy.

  15. 15
    Alverant

    “some Judeo-Christian principles” such as?

  16. 16
    Ace of Sevens

    The Christians let you eat pork and trim your fingernails in whatever order you wish.

  17. 17
    Alverant

    #16
    This shouldn’t be decided by which side lets you eat bacon. (But I will admit it should be a factor.)

  18. 18
    John Hinkle

    That analogy of the nation being like an empty house that’s gets filled with wicked spirits: it really resonates with me. My car sits empty in the garage much of the time, and whenever I use it I find all manner of wicked junk spirits in it. And my work room in the basement? Filled with wicked unfinished project spirits.

    You don’t even want to hear about my attic. It’s a frickin’ orgy of wicked that’s ever reproducing… disassembled table spirits, chair spirits, empty box spirits, garage sale spirit items, dog cage spirits, pried up wicked floor board spirits, old wicked luggage spirits…

  19. 19
    Didaktylos

    What’s the difference – about the same as choosing between paying “protection” to the Corleones or the Sopranos.

  20. 20
    Ingdigo Jump

    We must destroy the village to save the village.

  21. 21
    fifthdentist

    I’m not going to disagree that Sharia law would be a bad thing here. (It would).
    But just for the sake of argument assuming that Sharia law is “seven times worse” than Christian law, that doesn’t mean that Christian law itself is not pretty fucking stupid and evil.

  22. 22
    slc1

    Re Bronze Dog @ #10

    Case in point, Philis Schlafly who once opined that a woman jogger wearing only shorts and a jogging bra is asking to be raped.

  23. 23
    Modusoperandi

    tubi “I actually read it as 7 days a week for 27 days out of each month and then you have to send the unclean females away during menses.”
    I tried to join menses, but the test was too hard. Those guys must be really smart.

    slc1 “Case in point, Philis Schlafly who once opined that a woman jogger wearing only shorts and a jogging bra is asking to be raped.”
    To be fair, Phyllis Schlafly was simply jealous. Imagine, other lady’s husbands letting them out of the kitchen!

  24. 24
    dharleyman

    Hey, look at the bright side! Secularism has moved up a notch. We are no longer worse than Sharia!

  25. 25
    dharleyman

    It’s a frickin’ orgy of wicked that’s ever reproducing… disassembled table spirits, chair spirits,…

    I know the problem. My refrigerator fills up with Pete’s Wicked Ale!

  26. 26
    sunsangnim

    Has anyone else seen a fake Santorum quote getting passed around facebook? In it, he said something about agreeing with the Taliban when it comes to porn. Santorum already says enough crazy shit without people making up quotes. Just because Republicans are dishonest doesn’t mean we should be too.

  27. 27
    Chiroptera

    sunsangnim, #26: Just because Republicans are dishonest doesn’t mean we should be too.

    Who’s “we”?

    I agree, if you’re making up or spreading false quotes, you should stop. But you don’t need our permission to do so.

  28. 28
    Chiroptera

    I should also add that Santorum’s anti-porn stance really is a common point he shares with the Taliban. Especially when you consider their common “protect the wimminz” disingenuous smokescreen to hide their common “we hates the wimminz” attitude.

    But anyone who repeats that Santorum is saying that he shares a common belief with the Taliban should stop; they’re attributing far too much honesty to Santorum than he deserves.

  29. 29
    kermit.

    So if I stop drinking I have to start using oxycodone or something? I had an ex-junkie roommate back in the day who smoked like a chimney. Said he didn’t smoke until he gave up the heroin.

    This is why True Believers seem to honestly think that we worship ourselves, or money, or something. They find it inconceivable that we don’t. Everybody has to worship something, right? They become especially unsettled by folks who seem otherwise normal, but lack any god beliefs or similar behavior. If only atheists were unshaven, drunken, and miserable like in the Chick comics, they would welcome us around (in small numbers, or course). Shows the kids what happens to you if you don’t go to church.

    But working, bill-paying, garden-growing, normal people? Drives ‘em crazy.

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