This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
Go here to read parts of the transcript and watch the video of the CNN clip.
I am hopping mad with anger right now. What kind of discussion is that? Two Christians and a Jewish person? Uh… excuse me but if the topic is about Atheism, shouldn’t an Atheist or something be there? And why not an Islamic person? Buddhist? Hinduist? That was NOT a balanced panel at all.
Honestly, I was watching this with mild annoyance at first, mostly directed to how the people in the beginning were being discriminated upon. I was still doing okay when the discussion was getting heated. The only thing going on my mind was “Damn…how many times did they say ‘shut up’ here?”
Up till a certain point I was just sort of “blah” towards the stupidity of the whole situation. However, I truly resent this comment Debbie Schlussel said.
“Look where there are more atheists and where they’ve lost God, where the church is not that strong. Europe is becoming Islamic. It’s fast falling and intolerance is increasing. That’s the one reason our country has not become like Europe because we have strong Christians and because atheists are not strong. And I think that’s a good thing.”
First of all…I had no idea Europe was being Islamic, causing it to fall apart and increase intolerance. Second of all… “Atheists are not strong…I think that’s a good thing…” WTF. This is SWELL coming from a Jewish person of all people considering the fact that they’ve been persecuted well throughout history.
…There are no words to describe my disgust and anger at that comment and to the fact that CNN even put this crap on television, to just basically talk trash about certain groups without including the said group into the panel. It just infuriates me that they talk about United States being a Christian nation, a nation founded on the basis of tolerance, only to see this kind of crap.
I don’t know what else to say. It is just disheartening to see such attitudes against any religious group. Persecution and discrimination sucks. Actually people just suck in general. *sighs* Oh, what is the world coming to…