Christian fundies blow up WTC
Here’s a useful compendium of references to one sort of spin that’s been put on the attack on America last year: Christians blamed for September 11. The big problem is religion, you see, especially Christianity, so you should ignore who actually did the deed and their particular reasons for doing it. The real story is the eternal struggle between reason and superstition, and it’s the fundies and Catholics who are the big proponents of superstition.
We’ve commented before at VFR on this general line of thought, but each time it comes up different aspects of the situation seem more prominent. Here it’s the oddity of the view presented. According to these deep thinkers,
What we have here is in fact a particular application of a more general principle: the liberal Left, which sees itself as
pure reason and beneficence, is simply unable to see anything it does as an instance of the exertion of power. They are only
here to help you, and to defend truth and reason against the violence, bigotry and ignorance that oppose them. All legitimate
thought must take truth and reason rather than violence, bigotry and ignorance as its starting place. It follows that
left/liberalism cannot be considered on a par with other views, and the obvious resemblance between it and religious views that
set the forces of good against the forces of evil therefore remains forever invisible.