Monday, July 18, 2005[posted by jaed at 12:19 PM]
The problem with living in these times...
...is that so often I have genuine trouble telling whether a statement is a parody, or intended in deadly (if entirely stupid) earnest. For example, this comment from Harry's Place:
Once we've dealt with the Muslim fundamentalists, we're going to have to take on the Christian fundamentalists. As we sit here wondering how to get Islam through a reformation, Christian extremists in the US are quickly taking Christianity backwards and are approaching the point of reversing the reformation. This is what a lot of people worry about with regard to Bush - what if America becomes a base for Christofascist terrorism, what if by the time it comes to taking this problem on we have an America fully in the grip of this evil ideology? How many innocent Americans will die when the EU and its allies liberate the US from Christofascism?Scary lunatic with no sense of history, proportion, or common sense, but lots of Sincere Concern... or an incredibly lifelike simulation? You be the judge!