Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quote of the Day

[Trigger warning for violence and terrorism.]

"On Sunday, the New York Times headlined 'As Horrors Emerged, Norway Charges Christian extremist'. A number of other news organizations like the LA Times and Reuters also played up the Christian angle. But Breivik is not a Christian. That's impossible. No one believing in Jesus commits mass murder."Bill O'Reilly, employing the No True Scotsman fallacy in order to assert that Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik isn't a Christian because he did a supposedly un-Christian thing.

What REAL Christians do, I guess, is sexually harass people, victim-blame child survivors of sexual violence, offer up people and places he doesn't like to violence, and participate in a terrorist campaign.

Not that it's news that O'Reilly is a spectacular hypocrite with all the integrity of a Fox News presenter, but wow.

[Related Reading: On "Real" Christians and Christian Privilege.]