Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Anti-Catholic TAO Compounds His "Category Absurdities" in Touting Catholic Dinesh D'Souza as Champion of Christianity (!)



This is a classic ironic juxtaposition and wacky farce. The Anonymous One ("TAO") had, in his immediately preceding blog entry, bashed Catholicism in the following ways (space indicates break in the text):
[T]he Vatican does not preach the Gospel, and . . . faithful devotion to the religion taught by the Vatican does not lead to salvation.

The problem, of course, is that it is not the case that the Church of Rome is the true church.

There are those who reject the Church of Rome because of its emphasis on works righteousness, . . . rejection of the legalism of the Vatican is Biblical and proper. It's not hatred, but judgment.

. . . the false doctrine and counterfeit gospel of Rome.
This is standard (worthless and witless) anti-Catholic fare, of course, and can be found all over TAO's blog, not just in this post. But it's funny that in the very next post, TAO applauds well-known political conservative and devout Catholic Dinesh D'Souza as a representative of Christianity in debate with an atheist:
I recently enjoyed listening to a debate between Dinesh D'Souza (representing the Christian point of view) and Christopher Hitchens (representing the non-Christian point of view) on the topic: Is Christianity the Problem? . . . Dinesh . . . made some good points that Professor Hitchens had trouble addressing. . . . If you have interest, consider blocking off an hour and forty minutes to listen to the debate in its entirety. (link)
Since TAO obviously thinks that this one Catholic did a great job "representing" and defending "the Christian point of view" then I'm sure he'll also start enthusiastically recommending my book, Christian Worldview vs. Postmodernism, that takes on atheism and agnosticism, and contains no Catholic distinctives (my usual practice when dealing with atheists: as seems to be the case with D'Souza also). I'm sure he'll also praise and advertise my Atheism, Agnosticism, and Secularism web page. I guess it is the "my enemy's enemy is my friend" routine. Catholics magically acquire the ability to defend Christianity when faced with an atheist, but not when one of their Protestant overlords is on the other end of the debate.

Is this not hilariously precious? We'll keep the humorous and entertaining anti-Catholic anecdotes coming, per the express wishes of my readers in a recent poll (by a 66% - 34% margin).

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