Thursday, February 09, 2006

Just So We're Clear

Ann Coulter said:
Catholics aren't short on rules, but they couldn't care less if non-Catholics use birth control. Conservative Jews have no interest in forbidding other people from mixing meat and dairy. Protestants don't make a peep about other people eating food off one another's plates. (Just stay away from our plates – that's disgusting.)

But Muslims think they can issue decrees about what images can appear in newspaper cartoons. Who do they think they are, liberals?
[Hat tip, The Meatriarchy]

Sure, somebody issued a decree about what goes on television, though.

But, that's completely different.

When a doll company financially supports Girls, Inc., we call on another group to rally the troops because Girls, Inc. "is pro-abortion and pro-contraception and pro all the other lies the secular world wants our girls to believe."

But, that's completely different, too.

It seems to me that there are some groups in this world bent on ensuring that I cannot use birth control, that my children can't use birth control, and that I cannot watch what I want on television.

I think what Ann meant to suggest is that we need to be vigilant against fanaticism and negative movements in all forms, and that we shouldn't view our own personal belief structure as being a universal belief structure.

I hope so.

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2 comments:

Clearcut Blogging said...

I think Ann Coulter's point is right on. Muslim rules are for Muslims to follow, not for anyone else. Where they got the idea that non-Muslims were supposed to follow their rules (or even *know* their rules) is beyond me.

What other rules do they have that we're supposed to know about?

And the Americans thought they could just parachute democracy into this culture!

Jim said...

I think Ann was targeting Muslims without looking at some other non-Muslim religions that are also making decrees effecting non-participants.

I was kind of questioning whether she was doing that intentionally...