I am sure many of you have heard of Rosie O’Donnell’s recent comments on The View comparing radical Christianity and radical Islam. She is quoted as saying, “Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have separation of church and state. . . And as a result of the attack and the killing of 3,000 innocent people, we invaded two countries and killed innocent people.” When confronted about radical Muslims desire to kill Americans. O’Donnell replied, “No, but we are bombing innocent people in other countries, true or false?”
I will post my thoughts on this later, however, I want to know if the majority of you feel that, her actions are unfounded, or are we to blame for her misunderstanding?
So do you think she’s saying that radical Christianity pushed our country to war, or are her to comments seperate?
Do we kill innocent people in Iraq/Afghanistan (accidentally)? Yes.
Are we in those countries as a response to 9/11? Yes.
Her second statements are positive, factual.
Her first statement is normative. She could reach such an opinion pretty easily by watching Pat Robertson, or by watching people bomb abortion clinics.
If she’s ignorant of the values of our Founding Fathers and the foundation the Constitution was written on, then that is her fault for not knowing history.
Let’s define “radical Christianity” first.
Yes, I think she is saying that we are at war with Iraq, and terrorism at large, because of “radical Christianity.”
I too would be interested in how she, and the polulation at large, would define radical Christianity. My guess would be anyone who affirms the Bible to be inerrant.