Friday, May 06, 2005

George Will Gets Something Right
In his column this week, George Will allies himself with the only-somewhat-crazy-far-right wing of the Republican Party, and he opposes the extremist-wacko-religious right that's taking over his Party whether he likes it or not.
Some Christians should practice the magnanimity of the strong rather than cultivate the grievances of the weak. But many Christians are joining today's scramble for the status of victims. There is much lamentation about various "assaults" on "people of faith." Christians are indeed experiencing some petty insults and indignities concerning things such as restrictions on school Christmas observances. But their persecution complex is unbecoming because it is unrealistic.
Of course, he's wrong about the insults and indignities regarding Christmas, unless he means the course commercialism that saturates the holiday with corporate stink. I'm sure he doesn't.

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