Monday, October 15, 2007

Godless Indeed

Liberals are attacking Ann Coulter again. This time, the impetus was a comment Coulter made while promoting her new book If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd be Republicans. Coulter said she believes that Jews should convert to Christianity. Liberals have vitriolically accused Coulter of being anti-Semitic.

These attacks are either extremely ignorant or extremely anti-Christian. To review some things that everyone should already know, Christians believe that everyone should become a Christian. Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, everyone. This belief is not exclusive to Coulter. It is fundamental to Christianity.

Christians believe that the only way to achieve salvation is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Wanting someone become a Christian means that you want him to go to heaven. The "anti-Semitic" position for a Christian would be to not want Jews to convert.

Claiming that the essential beliefs of Christianity are vile and "anti-Semitic" is fundamentally anti-Christian.

One local example of this phenomenon is the latest "Quotes and Comments" item in the Herald, where its liberal editors regularly vent their hatred of Christianity.

While Ann Coulter is no stranger to controversy, this is a bit far, even for her. Does she want to perfect Jews by making them Christians or perfect America by ridding the country of Jews? Pick your poison. Both are horrendously anti-Semitic and bring to mind Aryan ideals of society. She may have only meant to tout her own religion, Christianity, as perfect, but it's one thing to idealize your own faith and quite another to call for the perfection of an entire religious group.
Does the author seriously contend that converting to Christianity is equivalent to being murdered? Or course, Coulter was referring to the Jewish religion, not the Jewish ethnicity. There are many ethnically Jewish Christians.

Coutler's previous book Godless: The Church of Liberalism argued that liberalism is a godless anti-Christian religion. Liberals seem intent on proving her right.

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