Esoteric Dissertations from a One-Track Mind

September 2, 2007

Christian Fundamentalism on Display

Filed under: culture, media, politics, religion — codesmithy @ 5:12 am

One problem with news media is they consistently frame issues certain ways. Usually, it is David vs. Goliath, where an individual is standing up for their rights against an all powerful government system. There have been a few well publicized cases (1, 2) of apparently innocent school children who want to thank God or Jesus for graduating but are viciously censured by the anti-religious government.

As a counter-point, I would like to give an example of what some of these speeches can be like, because I think the assumption is that they are always tame. In reality, the spectrum is quite large, and news articles and pundits probably don’t do justice to the reality of the situation.

I am aware, I linked to very conservative sites, but I wanted to give examples of how true believers tell themselves how the events took place (they are the victims), instead of entertaining the possibility that most people might conclude the students crossed the line into proselytizing if they actually witnessed it.

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2 Comments »

  1. Great, thoughtful post.

    Comment by WhoreChurch — September 2, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

  2. One more thing…so you think I’m not just spamming your blog…this topic is a root problem with the US today–because news is profit driven it is therefore market driven. One of the principles used to create viewers (i.e. profits) is to take a “side” and show how the little guy is being abused again.

    Your post makes that point well.

    Comment by WhoreChurch — September 2, 2007 @ 1:00 pm


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