Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Andy Rooney: Christians "uneducated"

Yes, Andy Looney doesn't think too highly of Christians. While reflecting on the recent election, Rooney told his Tufts University audience that Christian fundamentalism is a result of "a lack of education", and that "They (Christians) haven't been exposed to what the world has to offer."

Bernard Moon of San Francisco has a great column on lessons that the liberal elite can learn about those of us who are of faith. An excerpt:

Rooney is reflective of the "liberal elite" in America that suffers from an odd disconnect with much of America and those who voted for President Bush. With respect to Isaac Asimov, I have decided to create "The Three Political Laws of Christian Fundamentalists" for the confused "liberal elite":

  • A Christian is a human being capable of independent, logical reasoning to the highest order.

  • A Christian is not a mindless entity seeking to obey public religious leaders, such as Pat Robertson, John Paul II, or Ralph Reed, when voting on the future of America.

  • A Christian must protect his own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the Bible.

    These laws might serve a good base as these elites attempt to reach out to those in "Jesusland" over the next four years and work to correct their lenses that only allows them to see "homophobic knuckle-draggers."