Friday, December 02, 2005

John Gibson

I'd like to report on a conversation between Fox's John Gibson, promoting another "war" on Christmas myth, I mean book that he wrote. This was on the O'Reilly factor with a sub host last week as O'Reilly was preparing I guess he enemies list. From mediamaters.com

IBSON: The whole point of this is that the tradition, the religious tradition of this country is tolerance, and that the same sense of tolerance that's been granted by the majority to the minority over the years ought to go the other way too. Minorities ought to have the same sense of tolerance about the majority religion -- Christianity -- that they've been granted about their religions over the years.

PARSHALL: Exactly. John, I have to tell you, let me linger for a minute on that word "tolerance." Because first of all, the people who like to promulgate that concept are the worst violators. They cannot tolerate Christianity, as an example.

GIBSON: Absolutely. I know -- I know that.

PARSHALL: And number two, I have to tell you, I don't know when they held this election and decided that tolerance was a transcendent value. I serve a god who, with a finger of fire, wrote, he will have no other gods before him. And he doesn't tolerate sin, which is why he sent his son to the cross, but all of a sudden now, we jump up and down and celebrate the idea of tolerance. I think tolerance means accommodation, but it doesn't necessarily mean acquiescence or wholehearted acceptance.

GIBSON: No, no, no. If you figure that -- listen, we get a little theological here, and it's probably a bit over my head, but I would think if somebody is going to be -- have to answer for following the wrong religion, they're not going to have to answer to me. We know who they're going to have to answer to.

PARSHALL: Right.

GIBSON: And that's fine. Let 'em. But in the meantime, as long as they're civil and behave, we tolerate the presence of other religions around us without causing trouble, and I think most Americans are fine with that tradition.

PARSHALL: I agree.

GIBSON: In other words, they'd like it in return.

So according to Gibson I, as a jewish person, "am following the wrong religion."That was his quote and it's not taken out of context as I saw him when he said that. And I have to "behave?" my god these sick, demented freaks I mean this is disgusting and sick. I'm so pissed off on this it isn't funny. This way of thinking needs to stop. We are supposed to be a diverse society tollerant and respectful of every faith and there is no place for thinking like this. It's racist and wrong.

4 comments:

Robert E Wilson said...

If one follows a certain religion, everybody else who is not a member of that religion is following the "wrong religion" in his/her eyes. There's nothing wrong with that. That's how religion works. Lutherans, for example, believe in 99% of the things baptists do, religiously speaking. Yet, that 1% difference has each believing the other is the "wrong religion".

Now, to take action against a person for following the "wrong religion", that's another matter.

Erik said...

He said people following the "wrong" religion should "behave" whatever does he mean by that.. Sounds like he wants to take action

Robert E Wilson said...

I'm sure he's referring to being tolerant of other religions unless one uses religion to justify an act of violence. That's bad behavior.

Eric_Jaffa said...

John Gibson is implying that everyone who follows a religion besides his will burn in Hell.