Emmanuel Defends His Totalitarianism

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.

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  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    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.”

    You’re missing a “not” there.

  • Chiroptera

    Now, instead of getting exercised over blasphemy, Christians say nothing.

    That’s because those particular Christians are grown-ups and have better things to do with their time than pump themselves into a state of outrage over what some guy on TV said.

  • Artor

    The fact that every Xian in the country hasn’t immediately denounced this dipshit as a barbaric idiot condemns Xianity far worse than any rudeness atheists have ever said.

  • raven

    Emmanuel is another modern day so called xian, soft on sin and a failure to his gods.

    The OT penalty for blasphemy is death by stoning. All the benefits of torture and communual murder wrapped up in one family outing.

  • Al Dente

    Emmanuel, we read what you wrote. It doesn’t do your case any good to lie about what we read.

  • mikeyb

    So we have a genuine mini Torquemada on our hands. Thank ‘god’ even most Christians find this rhetoric vile, even though many of them don’t seem to have any problem apparently reconciling their beliefs in a loving god with eternal damnation.

  • chrislu

    I think you misunderstand Mr. Emmanuel. He isn’t seeking draconian punishments. These early New England settlers were my peeps. Now, granted, there were some bad moments. My ever so great grandaddy was Henry Herrick , a juror at the Salem Witch trials, and ever so great granny, Anne Hutchinson was run out of town. I have read extensively many of the records of these early times. What stunned me was the rarity of flogging. Sin, and atonement thereof, was a money mill. Pages and pages of transgressions, including fornication and drinking and gambling on the Sabbath, brought hefty fines. Taking the name of the Lord, or the local minister in vain, somewhat less. Late payment? An added fee. And unlike cable or telephone, the town fathers didn’t have to provide any services. I think good Mr. Emmanuel may be ruing this aspect of the good old days. The American dream. Easy money.

  • Sastra

    Among all those letters from atheists was there not one of them from Bill Maher inviting him onto his show? Tristan Emmanuel is no more disappointed than I am.

  • some bastard on the net

    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.

    This guy needs to be educated on how synonyms work.

  • pacal

    Once again we have the familiar whine from Fundamentalists and certain so-called “Conservatives” that any criticism is an attack their freedom and has such should be forbidden.

  • Akira MacKenzie

    What is an entirely different matter, however, is the way so-called “Christians” responded, and it is to these people I write…

    That’s funny, I keep hearing from liberal and moderate Christians that you and other right-wing believers are the “so-called” Christians.

    Which Scotsman is the true one?

  • tbp1

    @#3: In fairness, he doesn’t seem to have a lot of love over there. I see more detractors then supporters.

    Also, mainstream Christians may not be rushing to denounce him because he’s not very important or prominent, and they have never heard of him. Remember when every liberal in the country was supposed to denounce Ward Churchill, despite the fact that he was an obscure fringe figure that nobody ever heard of, who had no following or influence, and did not in any way speak for American liberalism? Let’s not fall prey to that syndrome.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “Which Scotsman is the true one?”

    Schrödinger’s Christian?