Skip to comments.Coulter delivers knockout
Posted on 06/12/2006 11:54:42 AM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
I didn't rush to pick up Ann Coulter's "Godless" even though she is my favorite pundit.
I waited a whole five days after the infamous 6-6-6 release of her indictment of liberalism to devour it cover to cover.
It was not what I expected.
But this one is different.
Frankly, I thought I knew it all when it came to this particular subject that what we call "liberalism" today is an all-encompassing religious system, completely irrational, completely devoid of any underpinnings in historical fact, common sense or human nature.
All the while pronouncing themselves to be "non-religious," it turns out these modern-day "liberals" are zealots of their own crude, primitive and barbaric faith.
As Coulter puts it: "Liberalism is a comprehensive belief system denying the Christian belief in man's immortal soul. Their religion holds that there is nothing sacred about human consciousness. It's just an accident no more significant than our possession of opposable thumbs. They deny what we know about ourselves: that we are moral beings in God's image. Without this fundamental understanding of man's place in the world, we risk being lured into misguided pursuits, including bestiality, slavery and PETA membership. Liberals swoon in pagan admiration of Mother Earth, mystified and overawed by her power. They deny the biblical idea of dominion and progress, the most ringing affirmation of which is the United States of America."
Unlike Coulter, who still seems to believe the Republicans have the antidote to the political and cultural toxins served up by liberals, I have rarely, if ever, hurled "liberalism" as an epithet. There are many reasons for that not the least of which is that it means different things to different people at different times and different places.
But, ultimately, no matter which word you use to name the poison, Coulter has broken down the chemical composition of the contaminant.
This book is at once both profound and this is where the pleasant surprise was extremely funny!
I mean this is some of the best satire I have ever read. If you liked P.J. O'Rourke at his best, you will love "Godless: The Church of Liberalism." It has a more serious message and it is hysterically funny even when acutely diagnosing the disease of modern liberalism.
I think more than any of her previous works, this one by Coulter will have, no pun intended, long legs.
Honestly, if you want to ensure that your kids do not grow up to be moral relativists, abortion-on-demand advocates, apologists for the grossest behavior of homosexuals, defenders of murderers, etc., put this book in their hands.
This is not just raw meat for the converted. This is potentially a powerful inoculation against a life wasted by promoting liberal shibboleths.
But, more than that, Coulter has provided us with a manifesto for more clearly perceiving the world in which we live. It's critical to understand we all have a worldview both believer and non-believer alike. It's also important to understand the worldview of our opponents, our adversaries, our enemies, those who are out to get us at any cost.
I can't think of a better analysis a more cogent assessment of who those opponents, adversaries and enemies are than Coulter's "Godless." It's much more than I expected even with my extraordinarily high expectations for anything Coulter does.
And, best of all, as depressing as are the facts Coulter uses so skillfully to make her case, she has developed a masterful wit that will, at times, leave you doubled over in laughter.
It's no wonder this book has shot right up to the No. 1 position on Amazon. It is destined for the No. 1 spot on the New York Times list which will really tick off those Godless liberals on 42nd Street.
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She is going to sell another copy to me -- :-) Yeah, a must read.
I did stop by...last week...late in the afternoon and I spoke with Scooter and heckle r2lib. I'll make it a point to drop by...but you are...?
Yes, I still have my old handle of RS, but I'm trying to place you...did you use another handle?
Sigh, guess I'll never see it in the $ Store, sigh.
Please eat a sandwich, Ann.
The leftists chose to focus their selective outrage on that alone precisely because they continue to believe that the 9/11 Jersey Girls are "untouchable". What a bunch of leftist fools - that is exactly the point that Coulter was making.
Although I enjoy Coulter's stuff, I haven't read this yet, so I shouldn't really comment. But I don't think "liberalism" can really be called a religion, because I don't think modern "liberalism" has any guiding principles. Causes and issues, yes, but coherent guiding principles? I don't think so.
Okay pal, the jig is up, because we all see a beautiful blonde bombshell, but even at FR the trickle down liberal hate seems to infilitrate FR at make its way on at Coulter thread with this implication that she's excessively skinny. Newsflash: open your eyes!
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