Tristan Emmanuel wrote last week that Bill Maher should be publicly whipped or have a hole burned in his tongue for daring to call his god a psychotic mass murderer (which he is, if the Bible is to be believed). Now he defends himself against those “so-called” Christians and others who criticized him.
I expect godless people to behave in a reprehensible manner. And true to form a legion of atheists unleashed a tirade of hate mail in an effort to intimidate me because of last week’s column. Laughably they all insisted— while calling me every derogatory name possible — that they are the defenders of free speech. Their insatiable lust to slander and spread slurs prove only one point: They are children of the Devil who also slanders the people of God.
See, there’s this thing called logic and it’s pretty obvious you’re not very good at it. No matter how rude some emailers may have been to you, they are, in fact, the ones defending free speech in this situation and you are, in fact, the one trying to get rid of it for those who dare to offend your delicate religious sensibilities. Oh, and he now claims that he wasn’t arguing in favor of doing what he was praising:
What is an entirely different matter, however, is the way so-called “Christians” responded, and it is to these people I write…
Now, instead of getting exercised over blasphemy, Christians say nothing. And what makes this so much more egregious is that they have all the freedom in the world to speak up in the USA.
Furthermore, saying I advocate for the restoration of penal sanctions, like those in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, is a fabricated lie. What I said was I lament that America had struck down blasphemy laws, i.e. the principle. This is very different from saying I am upset that American no longer whips blasphemers like Maher.
Nope. Here’s what he said:
Back when America took the honour of God seriously, here is how America would have dealt with the likes of Bill Maher.
And then he listed off all the barbaric things we used to do to blasphemers. So if he wasn’t saying that we should do those things again then, by his own reasoning, he must want to “take the honour of God seriously.” So I guess he’s the “so-called Christian.” Or he’s lying. Take your pick.