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Lucius

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  • "60 Minutes" does Infomercial for NSA with Security Official posing as Journalist
    • The headline captures the hypocrisy perfectly. Having committed journalistic suicide with the snafu Benghazi story, and now with this puff piece on the NSA, "60 Minutes" has forfeited whatever integrity it had accrued during its long and distinguished run. Mike Wallace must be spinning in his grave.

  • Fox to Reza Aslan: Why would a Muslim write a book about Jesus?
  • The Conservative Logic of Ferguson's Smears of Gays, Muslims, Obama and Krugman
    • It's been pretty well established at least since Ferguson published "Civilization: The West and the Rest" that his myopic, if not racist, view of the 'rest' of the world is untenable. His hidebound economic position is equally in disrepute. Yet, for some reason, his word is taken as gospel by the msm. Perhaps his disgraceful ad homimen against JMK will at last render his opinions irrelevant.

  • Terrorism and the other Religions
    • Point taken. But what of the 'when in Rome...' adage? Even if it were possible, I certainly would not move to Tehran and protest in the streets for the overthrow of their government to be replaced with a xtian theocracy; yet that is exactly the mirror image of what has happened in London and other cities. And, while I am not in the business of defending Bill Maher, I do believe he is correct that religious fanaticism is the cause of too much 'touchiness' and violence and division among the peoples of this fragile planet.

    • I'm willing to grant Cole's point that nationalism and religion were inextricably intertwined throughout history and even in the 20th century. But Maher's argument, as he said, was not a historical one, but one of current events; and his point about the impossibility of a "Book of Mohammed" on Broadway seems inarguable. Muslims may not have slaughtered en masse as xtians did in the past century, but the sanctioned murderous violence toward women and girls, the murderous intolerance for depictions of the prophet, their refusal to integrate into the European countries they emigrate to, and the call for the overthrow of those liberal democracies all bespeak a kind of fanaticism that Cole seems to willfully ignore.

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