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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mission Completed

I watched all three installments of "God's Warriors" and I'm relieved it is over. Last night's show on Muslims brought out the Christian Amanpour I remembered. She smirks and giggles with the Islamofacists. Nothing much as far as depth of content, no news. Tonight was Christianity night. She has the last interview with Jerry Falwell, taped one week before his death. She highlights his Liberty University and its new law school. She goes into the Supreme Court's 'sharp turn' to the right. Well, after years of wishy washy judicial legislating from the bench, I guess getting back to the Constitution is a switch for her. She speaks with a legal advisor to CNN about the upcoming election in 2008 and how the next president will probably install at least 2 more justices, with John Paul Stevens being 86 and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 74. Horrors. Might be more conservatives. I guess all the years it was packed with liberals was normal, though. She concludes the country goes to hell in a handbasket if a Republican wins the White House again. She looked surprised that the outside of the Supreme Court building has religious references.

She brings back Jimma Carter to speak about that horrible Christian in the White House now and the evil religious right in the country. See, he's a born again Christian, but he's a good one. So superior for such a traitor to our country during a time of war. Such a bitter old man.

Clinton was dragged in because he has joined with Carter in forming a new organization of the Southern Baptists. He didn't like the original group and broke away in 2000 after he thought they were too conservative. You know, when I think of forming new religious organizations, Bill Clinton doesn't leap to the front of my list. Maybe it's just me. He and Hillary are quite religious, when the cameras are rolling. Or running for office and need some personal tidbits.

The amusing part is that liberals are so intrigued that those of strong religious faith actually try to live their faith in everyday life. Those who view themselves as intellectuals consider the deeply religious among us as stupid people. How could an educated person let religion guide them?

I am not a member of a church. Like my husband, I was raised in the Presbyterian church. We were married in the Unitarian-Universalist Church. We joined a Presbyterian church in Lafayette, LA when we lived there but rarely attended services. It is what it is. I say live and let live. I don't think saying a prayer at a graduation ceremony destroys the fabric of our society. I think we will all survive. I say prayers and believe myself to be a spiritual person on some level. Traveling to a specfic building on certain days doesn't seem necessary to me.

I keep thinking of a statement I heard once, there are no atheists on death beds.

Peace be to us all.

8 comments:

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Thanks for blogging on this. Do you know if this series will be re-aired? I missed out.

Donald Douglas said...

Nice post, Karen. Have a great weekend!

Beverly said...

I so agree with you about your comment about Clinton not coming to mind when you think of a new religious movement being formed.

And Carter, he is such an embarrassment to Christians.

'Nuff said.

Frasypoo said...

I watched just half of the show and missed that Carter bit.
I am with you on the Clinton bit....he is not an example of a good Christian man.They seem to be trying to get a hold of the Christians because i see them all the time on TBN with Billy Graham.
Like you said its only when the cameras are rolling.

Paul is a Hermit said...

All that's left for Amanpour then is for the awards and accolades to pour in. And television, like Hollywood and the music industry, has plenty to go around.

Only hers will be for "serious journalism." Important, probing, sober outlook on the threat of Christian terrorism and how Islam, the Israel of Religion, must fight for it's survival.
Thank God we found out. Give her an Emmy or whatever they give in TV. Maybe even a Nobel prize like Jimma got for Peace.

I'm glad I have you, I did not have to watch her assassination piece. Christ is dead. As the Dutch Bishop recently said, Let's call God Allah.
No getting mad at me though, I'm pretty much a non-believer in organized religion. I too think that God, if he cares to, will hear me anywhere.

Jennifer said...

Do you really think only liberals are intrigued by those of such strong, devoted faith? I think most of us who are not as immersed in a guiding, overriding faith have some level of curiousity about those who do.

I saw bits of the special, too, and found it fascinating on several levels. Her interaction and reactions as much as the lives of those she reported on. I thought her pieces offered a few perspectives that managed to make me think. And more than a few that managed to make my jaw drop, too.

Jo's Cafe said...

You should get a medal or something for watching this for us. Guys in the military call Christian Amanpour the "death witch"; whenever she shows up, someone is going to die. She is a very sick person, has always been on the side of the radicals - even after her many encounters with them of the violent nature. I really do feel sorry for her, so intelligent, yet so dumb and empty

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Karen,

Thanks for tipping me off on the repeat, yesterday. I caught most of it.

I enjoyed the series, but not always so much because I stood in agreement with the presentation. Some of it yes; other parts, it's just fascinating to watch the bias and the perspectives that I don't agree with it.

And to think that there was once a time in my life when I TRUSTED news sources, to giving me the straight dope. They're the "experts" or the ones who bring the "experts" in....they should know more than I do, educating me on the world at large. But mostly what I come away with, is an even more dismal view of MSM.

There was some good, useful stuff on the series, though.

The 3rd installment on Christian evangelicals and the "religious right" "moral majority" was just saturated with bias.