Cass Delivers Spiritual State of the Nation Speech

Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, who thinks Christians are being persecuted by having to share the planet with non-Christians, offers his assessment of the “spiritual state of the nation” on his website. It’s every bit as absurd as you would expect.

Political correctness and secularism has eviscerated our ability to speak the truth and address the real moral issues of our day.

And yet you speak (what you consider to be) the truth every day. In fact, I’ve noticed that every wingnut who claims that they’re not allowed to say (fill in the blank) are, in fact, saying (fill in the blank) pretty much every day and have been for years. It’s like a guy going to the doctor and swinging their arm around while saying, “Doctor, something’s wrong. I can’t swing my arm around.” Well yes you can, you’re doing it at this very moment.

Disgraced philandering, politician John Edwards loved to wax on about two Americas, and in some ways there are two. The Red State – Blue State divide is very apparent, especially in Presidential elections being decided by very slim majorities in the electoral college.

Very slim majorities? Obama defeated McCain in 2008 by 365 electoral votes to 173, more than a 2-1 margin. And he defeated Romney 332-206. Those don’t look like slim majorities to me.

While there remains a majority who believe in God and who have a positive view of faith, a small but militant minority is hell bent on destroying all vestiges of our Christian heritage. Marxist / Secularists have prosecuted their 100 year Cultural Jihad to infiltrate the media, education and politics, especially the courts, and impose their secular fundamentalism. The election and re-election of Barack Obama is sobering proof of their formidable influence. President Obama even told a group of Muslims in Cairo that America is not a Christian nation!

Actually, no. He said that America is not only a Christian nation, that is made up of people of many religions and no religion. And I always crack up at this rhetoric about Marxism. You know how many atheists are communists? A number so small that it’s too obscure even for the hipsters.

Obama-care is a disaster. Prior to Obama-care’s passage, 90% of people were happy with their insurance. Rather than addressing the 10%, the Obama administration has blown up the whole system in an attempt to impose failed, socialistic healthcare on everyone.

He just isn’t very good at this fact thing, is he? The Affordable Care Act is not even close to be “socialistic health care.” In fact, it is subsidized private insurance that got about 10 million more Americans access to the same health insurance that everyone liked before. And how do those people who get insurance through the health care exchanges feel about that insurance? They like it. A lot. 71% of those who got health insurance for the first time said their coverage was excellent or good. The percentage of all people with insurance coverage who said the same thing? 72%.

Here’s my favorite part:

Stephan Hawkin (sic), one of the famous “new atheists,” concludes; “The odds against a universe like ours emerging out of something like the Big Bang are enormous. I think there are clearly religious implications.”

No, Hawking is not one of the “new atheists.” And you gotta love that dishonest quote. Classic creationist dishonesty.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    And how do those people who get insurance through the health care exchanges feel about that insurance? They like it. A lot. 71% of those who got health insurance for the first time said their coverage was excellent or good.

    Of course those Moochers like all that free healthcare that’s “subsidized” by Looting from the pockets of the hardworking American taxpayer!

     

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to take my Medicare-provided electric scooter to the hospital, where my quasi-Single Payer paid doctor will replace my hip. I don’t even need it. I figured, though, that I’ve earned a new hip. Plus, the drugs afterwards are fan-tas-tic. And so cheap!

  • Scientismist

    “Doctor, something’s wrong. I can’t swing my arm around.”

    Well yes you can, you’re doing it at this very moment.

    “No, can’t you see the problem? Your nose keeps getting in the way.”

  • caseloweraz

    C’mon, Ed, you’re being unfair. There might really be a “Stephan Hawkin” somewhere, and he might really have said that.

    (And I might be the Tzar of all the Russias. h/t Walter Koenig, speaking as Pavel Chekov.)

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    case

    quick bit o’googling:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephan-hawkin/213878598623980

    Truth IS stranger than friction…

  • caseloweraz

    You missed the most important post on that site. It’s all about whether we should be Standing up or Knelling to Islam (sic).

    Do I hear a bell tolling slowly and mournfully for the Christian Anti-defamation Commission?

  • caseloweraz

    @Richardelguru:

    Huh, I did a bit of Googling myself and I didn’t see that. (Of course, Firefox now uses Yahoo search as its default engine.)

    Not much going on with that Facebook site, is there?

  • dingojack

    Christian Anti-defamation Commission, ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee!

    :) Dingo

  • cptdoom

    Disgraced, philandering politician John Edwards…

    Fixed that comma placement for you Gary. And you’re correct, John Edwards, like Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, is disgraced because of his moral and ethical shortcomings. Unlike, say, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Guiliani, Mark Sanford or David Vitter, because IOIYAR

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    cptdoom “Unlike, say, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Guiliani, Mark Sanford or David Vitter, because IOIYAR”

    Wrong. It’s not okay. when he came back, Vitter only got a standing ovation. And Republican voters stayed home in droves for Mark Sanford. I mean, they still voted. But then they went home and stayed there to watch him win by ten points.

  • http://drx.typepad.com Dr X

    President Obama even told a group of Muslims in Cairo that America is not a Christian nation!

    In the Cairo speech, Obama did quote John Adams on the signing of the Treaty of Tripoli, but he mentioned nothing about the part of the treaty that says that United States was in no sense founded as a Christian nation. Old news to anyone here, but a unanimous senate and the president signed on to that statement in 1796-1797.

    Can you imagine trying to get the senate to sign a statement containing that claim today? Article 11 of the treaty couldn’t pass in today’s senate even if it was duplicated word-for-word. And it doesn’t matter how many times the treaty is pointed out to wingnuts, they still think the secular character of the the US government is some sort of fraud perpetrated by 20th century atheists and communists.

  • Sastra

    In fact, I’ve noticed that every wingnut who claims that they’re not allowed to say (fill in the blank) are, in fact, saying (fill in the blank) pretty much every day and have been for years.

    Yes, but they know that if they go outside of their insulated little circles they can’t say what they want to say without somebody criticizing or disagreeing with that they said!

    They’re concerned about faith-shaming.

  • busterggi

    Its as if the omnipotent loving Jesus just can’t help but create more unbelievers than believers.

  • tvoyumat

    For me, it’s not that these wingnuts are stupid, full of hate, and wastes of air, what really gets me is how they claim that they are being harassed, they are being put upon, they are being discriminated against.

    I guess they wont be happy til they are once again allowed to burn people like me at the stake.

  • dingojack

    tvoyumat – nah, I suspect they’re full of fear. Having spent most of their miserable lives wallowing in the pleasure of devising terrible punishments for you and anticipating the coming antigay pogrom to come, they assumed you wasted your time doing the same toward them.

    And now the tide is turn against them — and they are terrified!

    Dingo

  • tvoyumat

    @-dingojack

    Maybe you’ve got something there.

    Don’t Xtians often say that there is no morality without gawd? They probably *do* think I’m aimless, amoral, and willing to commit genocide.

    While I wouldn’t sully my hands in that way, it seems that it it better to be feared than liked. Hmm.

  • dingojack

    I think it was Nero who was said to have claimed “I don’t care if they love me, as long as they fear me”. Although that’s not much of a recommendation, is it?

    :) Dingo

  • dingojack

    I suspect (although I can’t know it) that the antigay bigots are not just terrified of the ‘brave punishments’ they devised for their ‘enemies’ being used against them, but they’re mostly terrified that the worst thing in their whole world-view might happen to them — that nobody gives a shit about them. If they cease to be of any interest, the whole ‘persecution narrative’ will come to nought, basically they’ll be an irrelevancy, even their god will have decided to abandon them, that will cause a community-wide ‘brown underpants’ moment…

    Dingo

  • tvoyumat

    @dingojack –

    if same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land, and society doesn’t somehow collapse, perhaps most of the folks will have to realize that the Xtians are, and always were, full of shit, and many people will simply find something better to do.

  • dingojack

    On second thoughts it’s far more likely that they’ll simply find a rationalisation, claim that they’ve always been in favour of marriage equality* and move on to their next target — probably the non-religious**.

    Rinse, repeat, ad infinitum.

    Dingo

    ——–

    * ‘… after all we’re all God’s children. What’s that, Westboro Baptist Church? No True Scotsman!’

    ** continuing their excellent choice of targets. ‘Nones’ are growing by 8.8%, xtians are shrinking by 2.2% (over each Census period).

  • abb3w

    Checking, the Cass version of Hawking’s quote looks to originate in Ian Barbour’s 1998 “Religion in an Age of Science”; several sources cite his version:

    “The odds against a universe like ours emerging out of something like the Big Bang are enormous. I think there are clearly religious implications.”

    Barbour himself, however, gives a further citation, to the 1989 “Stephen Hawking’s Universe” by John Boslough (which a few sources also cite); and checking, it appears that Boslough includes some further context that Barbour omits. Alas, neither Google Books nor Amazon.com give me the whole of Boslough’s page, so there may be additional omissions beyond the below:

    “The odds against a universe like ours coming out of something like the Big Bang are enormous,” British cosmologist Stephen Hawking said during a conversation with me in 1983. “I think there are clearly religious implications whenever you start to discuss the origins of the universe. There must be religious overtones. But I think most scientists prefer to shy away from the religious side of it.

    Furthermore, yt’s also not clear from web materials whether Boslough omitted additional interview context between the two quotes. Nohow, even this seems far weaker than the more circulated version of the excerpt. It looks like another case of prooftexting and “Chinese telephone” striking stupid in the brains of fundies.