Ann Coulter

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  1. iagainsti
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    I'm sure this isn't the first thread about her.

    To sum up my feelings about Ann Coulter...I feel the world was a much better place during the time her jaw was wired shut (even though she could still write, unfortunately). And I don't even consider myself a liberal!

    Here's an excerpt from the back cover of "Godless: The Church of Liberalism":

    Though liberalism rejects the idea of God and reviles people of faith, it bears all the attributes of a religion. In Godless, Coulter throws open the doors of the Church of Liberalism, showing us its sacraments (abortion), its holy writ (Roe v. Wade), its martyrs (from Soviet spy Alger Hiss to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal), its clergy (public school teachers), its churches (government schools, where prayer is prohibited but condoms are free), its doctrine of infallibility (as manifest in the "absolute moral authority" of spokesmen from Cindy Sheehan to Max Cleland), and its cosmology (in which mankind is an inconsequential accident).

    And an excerpt from the book itself:

    "Liberals love to boast that they are not 'religious,' which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion. Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as 'religion.'"

    Unfortunately, as I don't want Ann Coulter to earn any money from me, I haven't purchased this book or any of her others, even though I would be very interested to read them.

    So, I'd love to hear from someone who has read this book and agrees with (and can possibly offer further evidence and/or reasoning to support) the claim that "liberalism" can be considered a religion, because I for one think this has to be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard (and I've heard some pretty stupid things).
     
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    I love Ann Coulter

    :clap2:

    and I can help ya out but it's late, good night :)
     
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    I don't even want to waste bandwidth on the ho. Just go with your initial description [very good one, btw] and be happy. The premise put forth is a bastardization of the "Atheism IS a Religion" conceit. Nothing original. Just more fodder for the sheeple.
     
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    Fuck me, do you know how badly I want to make love to Ann Coulter.

    It would be like the perfect storm, the sex would kill thousands, nay I say it would kill hundreds of thousands, the passion would ignite a new ideology capable of making humankid rant in orgasmic bliss.

    Where are you Ann?

    Where are you?
     
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    I don't :lol: but I'm looking forward to discussing her with someone who does! Whenever you've got the time, I'd be interested to hear your take on this.

    I had to think not twice but three times before starting this thread, I wasn't sure I wanted to either.

    That was the first thing that came to mind for me too. She basically used that concept and just replaced the word "atheism" with "liberalism", since she has apparently decided that they are now the exact same thing. Never mind that one deals with political beliefs and the other with religious beliefs, or that - holy shit! - there are liberals who believe in God...this is Ann Coulter we're talking about, she can twist those terms to mean whatever she wants them to! Also, liberal theists and conservative atheists no longer exist because she said so. In Ann Coulter's narrow-minded world, there are only conservative Christians and liberal atheists.

    Best response ever :clap2: although I have to say that I'm a little grossed out by it because I find her unbelievably unattractive. :lol:
     
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    When that book first came out I used to go to the libray and read it.

    I think I read about the first 4 chapters.

    After that I skimmed the rest.

    Very vile, although in an entertaining manner.

    People who are actual fans of Coulter are the most hateful people in the world IMO.
     
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    I think I could take that dude in a fair fight. Ann is pretty tough though. :)
     
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    Tough?

    Pretty tought talking...yeah.

    But let any, more than hard breeze blow shim's way and shim will tumble.
     
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    What is with you guys? Are you just completely opposed to rational discussion? All you do is villify those who speak ideas you don't like. Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, etc. You dont actually deal with a single solitary argument you make. It's all personal attacks.

    What's even more amazing most of you hate these people without listening to a single word they say or reading a single word they wrote. So you dont want to give your money to them. Go to the library. I didnt want to give my money to Ann, i went to the library. I didnt want to give my money to Obama, I went to the library.

    You have to read things you dont necessarily agree with to actually speak intelligently on the subject. Ive read countless points of view from various people good and bad. Some of the ideas have been vile. But even being well read, I am not going to pretend fully understand what they are saying. They are the only ones who ever will. Yet you guys know what they say and villify them without knowing a thing. It's mindboggling.

    So call Ann all the names you want. Call anyone else whatever names you wont. They arent going to make you any smarter. They arent going to convince anyone that you are correct. They will just make you look cowardly and stupid.
     
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    Wow, way to turn it around. The whole point of this post was that, since I haven't been able to read it (side note: I looked for it at my local library, they didn't have it nor any other Ann Coulter books), I want to hear from someone who has so that I CAN have a rational discussion about it.

    I haven't dealt with a single solitary argument yet because no one has yet offered up a summary and/or defense of Ann Coulter's assertions in this book, but I plan to when someone does. Thanks for bringing me one step closer to that goal by going off on how cowardly and stupid I am for villifying Ann Coulter "without knowing a thing," rather than offering up a defense for or further explanation of what she proposed.
     

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