Defending Ann Coulter on being "anti-Semitic"

COULTER: Well, everyone would root for America, the Democratic Party would look like Joe Lieberman . . . .

Isn't Lieberman an orthodox Jew?

DEUTSCH: "Let's wipe Israel off the earth." I mean, what, no Jews?

COULTER: No, we think — we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.

DEUTSCH: Wow, you didn't really say that, did you?

COULTER: Yes. That is what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws. We know we're all sinners —

DEUTSCH: In my old days, I would have argued — when you say something absurd like that, there's no —

COULTER: What's absurd?

DEUTSCH: Jews are going to be perfected. I'm going to go off and try to perfect myself —

COULTER: Well, that's what the New Testament says.. . . .

I wouldn't have phrased things this way, but I don't think that she said anything wrong. All she is saying is that she has certain beliefs. Don't members of all religions think that they have the right religion? She is emphatically not saying that Jews should be done away with nor is she saying that they should be second class citizens nor is she saying that there is anything wrong with other religions having the beliefs that they do. She is simply saying that she believes in the New Testament and that many Jews did become Christians. Big deal.



Anonymous Rod said...

Using Coulter's logic, we could "perfect" the Christians by converting them all to Islam...
Personally, I believe that all religions are utter nonsense with very little benefit to anyone and that the whole lot of them would be better off admitting that they were idiots, shaking hands and making friends.
It's never going to happen though!

10/19/2007 9:00 AM  

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