The Obstructed View

Sep 18, 2006 | Pop Culture/Politics | 7 comments

I worked out in our little basement gym this morning, we have a little TV down there. Working out in a dingy old canning celler is too boring with out some mindless chatter to distract me from that bicep burn. We don’t have cable so I can’t enjoy design shows on HGTV so I turned on “The View.”

Within moments I was yelling at the television.

Its a scary moment when someone can come along and make Joy look like less than a raging liberal. Someone has got to STOP Rosie O’Dumbell. She and her big fat yapper are out of control. (And by “stop” I mean please banish her from television!) Everytime she opens her mouth she has this magical ability to sum up what is wrong with this world.

Last week she said, “Radical Christianity is as dangerous to America as radical Islam.” And yes, I was working out that day too and I DID here the context in which she said it. There was no way to mistake it! Its very obvious – Christianity, Christ says her lifestyle is an ABOMINATION. What’s she gonna do, defend Christianity?

THIS morning, upon the discussion of the Pope and his comments last week about Islam all she could do was defend a religion that would have her killed immediatly based upon her lifestyle. In response to the Pope comments (which were some of the best made lately) Muslims have been burning churches, shooting guns in the air…they even killed a nun in Somalia over the weekend because of these comments and STILL people like Rosie, Joy and Barbara will only defend this “faith” and give it the benefit of the doubt. I could go on and on about the pandering to Islam that took place during the 12 minutes of the show that I watched. It was unreal. Poor Elizabeth, (the “conservative”) they would not even let her speak.

Go ahead. Pander away Barbara, Rosie and Joy… What you don’t realize is they will come after you someday if their agenda is carried out. “If Allah wills it.”
First they will kill the Jews, but deep down, you won’t care. They have “caused” so many problems around the world over the millenia, perhaps deep down you feel the world would be easier without them.
Then they will kill the Hindus, and you won’t care then either…after all, they are “weird” and you never understood them anyways. Life will stil be OK for you though, you will still have cable, and a big house…perhaps you will throw a little money at Katrina now and again.
The Christians will be next, but goodness, they are such a pain in the ass, always trying to shove their morals down your throat, always trying to bring God into everything, mixing church and state. Without the Christians to make you feel guilty you can REALLY go about life as you please.
Hmmm, who would be next, you? No, First, (much to Rosies shock) they will come after the homosexuals. They will be killed without thought. They will show Rosie no pandering loyalty like she shows them. I think that leaves just about everyone else..The secularists. The ones who denounced God because you didn’t like His ways, His rules, His timing in your life. You believed education and reason would enlighten you and Judeo-Christian religion would hold you back…keep you from a truly, fullfilling life but who will be there to pray for you, to defend you, to call evil what is is…EVIL when everyone is gone?

What kind of a “View” will you have then? Perhaps one from underneath a black veil?

7 Comments

  1. Parisienne Farmgirl

    Wow- Sometimes I am shocked when people agree with me. Conservative, clear thinking people are intimidated into thinking they are the minority.
    Did you go yet???? How was it???

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  2. FarmgirlCyn

    Geez, Louize, I just blog about some silly little pot of soup I just made then come and read something that REALLY makes sense! “And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:5
    Ang, continue to let that little light shine.

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  3. julee

    Working on a rebuttal!

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  4. julee

    Gotta love me some good ‘ole internet arguments, I mean conversations.
    My rebuttal is with the kindest-just-my-humble-opinion-internet-voice inflection as I can muster.
    “For God so LOVED the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
    Including terrorists, Fidel Castro, Muslims, Jews, you, me, and yes, even Rosie O’Donnell. I would argue that it is not our job to point fingers…our job is…to love and pray for our enemies and neighbors and take care of those less fortunate. See my journal entry dated August 11. Then and only then will our lights truly shine.
    Couple more things;
    I would venture to say that if you did not take into consideration what Rosie does in the bedroom you would think of her as the moral, accepting of others, devoted to one partner, creative artist, loving mother who does not let her kids watch TV—- conservative clear thinker, such as yourself.
    Elisabeth did speak and she jumped all over the French and THEIR pandering.

    Play nice now girls.

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  5. Faux Finish Chicago

    I am saying this in my “nicest” you are my family and you know I love you madly internet voice too…
    Being a Christian does not mean I am exempt from becoming absolutly frustrated with someone. – as I was with Rosie and the View girls.

    What Rosie does in her bedroom is not on the table here. She made an absurd statement and then proceeded to defend a faith that would have her killed (and myself for that matter!). THAT was my point. She would of course be threatend by Christianity and view it as radical because it speaks contrary to her lifestyle.

    Lifestyle aside, Among other things, I do not think of her as moral as she has decided to raise children without a father on purpose and she is hardly accepting of others (this is obvious in listening to her speak).

    Sure she is creative…Madonna is creative and doesn’t let her kids watch TV either. In the meantime she is hanging from a cross during her concerts. That has nothing to do with anything.

    Clear thinking was not heard that morning. Comparing radical Islam to radical Christianity is NOT clear thinking.

    Some people are petitioning for an apology. Whatever. That was not my point. People are being dumbed down into believing that we can’t speak bodly against Islam (or other untruths) because we may offend. Jesus dined with prostitues and tax collectors but he did not leave people in the condition he found them. He did not pander to their false gods or lifestyles. He said, “Go and sin no more.”

    My point was that this world is going to get scarrier and scarrier the more we blur the line between sin and holiness. Good and evil.

    I don’t believe I am wrong in believing that I can love someone and pray for them and speak out about untruths and the same time.

    The Rosie’s of this world NEED us to be clear and concise. The more we become and think like the world the LESS effective we will be. They NEED us to stand and be and think DIFFERENTLY. We can be bold AND love at the same time. The Rosie’s of this world sadly, probably also believe that you can be “a good person”, not let your kids watch TV” and give to charity to get to heaven.

    I want in all kindness to say that I am almost offended by the comment about “what Rosie does in her bedroom.” It seems too close to calling me homophobic (sp?) and I think that word is a white wash and and easy way out. An easy label to throw on someone who chooses to go with what God’s word says about that lifestyle. — Let’s reverse the situation for some perspective – Simply put, If my Mom or Joel had made the statement comparing the two religions like that I would NEVER consider their bedroom and it’s goings ons – I would consider their clear thinking abilities.

    And as far as Elizabeth what does she and the French have to do with anything? Have I EVER defended French social or moral policy?

    I happen to believe this “Islam thing” is as dangerous to the world as Hilter. If someone back then had said that radical Christianity was as threatening to us as Hitler, people would have been fools not to put that person in their place and try in whatever way they could (my blog) to get people to see the other side of the statement.

    I apprecitate your encouragement to LOVE. Heaven knows when emotions are running high LOVE must be patient, kind…
    And at the same time I ask you to consider that we can “love our neighbors” and “take care of the widows and orphans” and call a statement false, irrational, or out of line at the same time.

    This will show up as another name but it is me, P.F.
    love you!

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  6. julee

    Let’s define some terms here:
    Radical Christianity…I would assume that Rosie means the Pat Robertson’s, and all the others that would focus on her lifestyle. So I have to assume that her lifestyle does have something to do with the whole discussion. That’s all she’s ever seen of “radical Christianity.”
    Rosie and the world have yet to see what real radical Christianity could and should do to the heart of America.
    My definition of Radical Christianity is to act like Christ. Period. I know he said go and sin no more, but he also said…you who are without sin, cast the first stone. All of us ranting and raving about what’s right and wrong, calling people out on their sin, lifestyles, religions, and radical beliefs is not working for us.
    I would daresay the “radical christanity” that the Rosie’s of the world have witnessed is as dangerous to the heart of America as Islamic radicals are and were to us physically.

    See, I don’t think the world sees any difference between what “we” do and say to people and what Islamic radicals say and do. We are going to have to start acting like Jesus said to act (my August 11 post) and stop calling people out and pointing fingers. When an oppressed people call out to God he always hears and rescues. Somehow it feels like Christians have become the oppressor.

    It’s convenient/easy for us to speak up about blurring the lines, point out untruths, and wanting to be the spokesperson for enlightening the world on what’s good and evil. Once again, my whole point was that this is not our job.

    Our job is, in short, love our neighbor as ourselves, pray for our enemies, take care of those less fortunate than us. This is not convenient. I would incredibly offend myself and a whole lot of others if I published what I thought our first action should be in accomplishing our job. Stop concentrating on ourselves, sell everything and give to the poor.

    I am just offering up an alternative to how we’ve always done it in the past. As of late, I have been STRONGLY convicted and HORRIBLY frustrated with Christians that keep spinning their wheels in doing what they think to be the right thing in all the wrong ways. We’re not going to accomplish any more with this mentality than Brad Pitt will with his stance on marriage.

    In summary, all I am saying, is I think we’ve missed the boat on a few biblical commandments that in all reality could change the world, so why not give it a try?

    The reason I mentioned that Elisabeth talked was that you mentioned that she didn’t speak.

    Ok, then…love ya!

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