Friday, July 28, 2006

Ann Coulter on the Left and Religion

Interesting, if not exactly friendly, interview by the BeliefNet crowd. I think this could probably be chalked up as an e-mail interview...I can't believe anybody is this quick nose to nose with a reporter. Read the whole thing...

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We've done some polls here at Beliefnet, and a surprising number of Democrats at least say they are religious. Some 61 percent say they pray daily and 72 percent attend worship services once a month or more. How would you explain that?

Just curious: What percentage of them know which Testament the Book of Job is in?

You say that the Episcopal Church is "barely even a church." Why?

Because it's become increasingly difficult to distinguish the pronouncements of the Episcopal Church from the latest Madonna video.

And don't many people whom you would classify as belonging to the Church of Liberalism define themselves as Christian or Jewish? Jim Wallis of Sojourners and Michael Lerner of Tikkun claim to be applying authentic Christian and Jewish theology to political and social questions. Are such people not really Christians or Jews?

Yes, the percentage of liberals who define themselves as practicing Christians or Jews goes up in direct proportion to their proximity to elective office.

I cannot speak to individual cases--only God knows who is truly following Him--but claiming to be Jewish or Christian doesn't immunize one from bad ideologies. Some slaveholders claimed to be Christians, too. Howard Dean, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry all belong to a church that believes it's okay to stick a fork in a baby's head. To the extent one is practicing liberalism, one is not practicing the religion of our Father.

As a woman, do you long for that source of great fulfillment for many women: a husband, a family? Or do you see your life's vocation as primarily in the public arena?

As a journalist, do you long to have a sense of decorum? Or do you see your life's vocation as primarily asking strangers utterly inappropriate personal questions?

What does it mean to be a good Christian, and do you consider yourself to be a good Christian?

To believe with all your heart at every moment that God loved a wretch like you so much that he sent his only son to die for your sins. Most of the time, I'm an extraordinarily good Christian.

3 Comments:

At 12:49 PM, Blogger skyrider said...

Ahhh yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Not to be confused with Amen. It is good to have Ann Coulter in a Christian blog. She is a sister after all. One that resembles the Son. Like Jesus confronting the enemy, and the enemy was never Rome or political power, but rather spiritual hypocricy, Ms Coulter takes no hostages, offers no apologies, is decisive, witty, and courageous. In a spiritual culture that has allowed Christ to be painted as a timid, sometimes effeminate savior, it is so good to see the man of strenght and courage. Love is so much more capable when swathed in muscle. The kind of muscle that witholds guns agaisnt spears. The kind of muscle that speaks truth as boldly as Coulter.
Thanks for including her in our world.

 
At 10:37 PM, Blogger Matt Friedeman said...

Skyrider:

Politically, she is a hoot. Spiritually - ah, I am saving my opinion for another time. Hope she has a deep and abiding faith. She certainly is making plenty of enemies to love :).

Matt

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger skyrider said...

Yes. I did get a bit carried away perhaps and no I can't see Christ taking a seat opposite to Alan Combs and then proceed to rip him. But I say she is a sister. She certainly is not ashamed to profess him in the arena she navigates. I know a lot of church mice that never utter a word about him outside of the Christian world. Maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part but I want to see more of us with this much guts. Suppose the Spirit is still molding and shaping me.

Humbly submitted

 

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