Friday, June 17, 2005

Fear of Fundamentalists

See-Dubya keeps getting better, doing brilliant, Chestertonian work at Patterico's Pontifications. Be sure to read his post on the British press's report on child-sacrificing Africans—whom the news outlets claim are fundamentalist Christians.

This passage from that post easily qualifies as the quote of the day, week, month:

Being myself familiar with what goes on in fundamentalist Christian worship, I think I can say with some authority that that sort of thing doesn’t happen very often and when it does there's usually a very good reason for it.
OK, I'll give you the next line too:
I understand why these rumors get around, though, because media types and leftists generally tend to use "fundamentalist" when they really mean "person who probably listens to albums by rhinestone-wearing gospel quartets" or "politically conservative" or as a shorthand signal for "we think these guys are wackos."
Now, just go on and read the whole thing. And read his more recent post as well. You can comment there. Go. Git.