Wednesday, October 7, 2009
A ‘Christian’ confession from Sean Hannity: I want my enemies destroyed
Despite the fact that Jesus says to love them? Hmmmmm
by Larry Simons
October 7, 2009
On Tuesday’s telecast of Hannity, filmmaker Michael Moore was on to talk about his latest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story”. Before the discussion actually got to Moore’s movie, Hannity and Moore went into other subjects like the war in Iraq, 9/11 and religion.
Moore asked Hannity why we [the United States of America] being this great, free country and great democracy invade other countries that did nothing to us. Hannity said we need to defeat the people that plot terror attacks [USS Cole, World Trade Center bombing]. Of course, Hannity never answers Moore's question as to why we need to invade a country to "defeat the people that plot terror attacks".
Moore made an excellent point in saying after the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, we didn’t treat them like they were some nation that we had to go send an army after. Moore said, “we just caught the bastards and we put them in prison.”
The discussion switched to religion after Hannity said that he believes that there are millions of religious fanatics that believe there are virgins in heaven for those who commit a suicide bombing. Hannity then asked Moore if he was a religious fanatic. Moore laughed and said, “I’m a religious fanatic? (laughing)…I believe that when Jesus said that you’re to love your neighbor..[Hannity interjects “as yourself”] as yourself, you’re to love your enemy.”
Moore then asked Hannity, “You love your enemy?” Hannity replied, “Yes I do”, in which Moore replied, “So you love al Qaeda then?” Hannity replied, “No, I don’t love them. I love them in the sense that I want to destroy them.”
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Hannity’s response to Moore [“I love them in the sense that I want to destroy them”] completely summarizes in a nutshell the premise in which I have always tried to make my point that religion is dangerous. It’s dangerous because you have one religious entity saying their beliefs are from the one true god and you have another religious entity saying their beliefs are from the one true god.
Obviously, two different gods can't be the “one true god”, hence the disagreements, the fighting, the piousness, the separating/lack of unity and of course, the killing and the wars. What Hannity completely misses is the fact that in making that comment, that makes him a religious fanatic.
Why are Hannity’s religious views any better than a Muslims religious views? People like Hannity argue that one of the precepts of the Islam religion is that their goal is to take over the world and have everyone converted, and the one’s who either don’t convert or practice another religion are to be killed. That might be the view of the Muslim fanatic, but that is not what Islam teaches.
Christianity has their fair share of nutball fanatics as well, as I have pointed out here. Why are Muslim fanatics worse than Christian fanatics? They’re not. A nutball is a nutball regardless of what religion you practice. Hannity is making himself no better than a Muslim fanatic by saying he wants his enemies destroyed, because just as the fanatical Muslim violates his religion by killing non-Muslims, Hannity violates his religion by not loving his enemies and wanting them destroyed.