In the past month, I’ve sent three separate emails to the company that’s publishing Sarah Palin‘s upcoming book Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas hoping to get a preview copy. No one’s written back to me yet, not even to say, “Not a chance in Hell.” (I guess being on the same blog network as Palin’ daughter Bristol earned me no goodwill.)
But New York Magazine got ahold of the audiobook in advance of Tuesday’s book release and they posted a few choice excerpts, revealing to everyone what we already knew. Palin is like a lazy undergrad: Incapable of doing the slightest bit of research, fully confident in her overblown rhetoric, and unable to experience reality:
- An angry atheist with a lawyer is one of the most powerful persons in America.
- Atheism’s track record makes the Spanish Inquisition seem like Disneyland by comparison.
- I bet Charles Darwin never understood this: If the world could be described as truly survival-of-the-fittest, why would people collectively be stricken with the spirit of generosity in December?
- It is Christ who empowers every act of goodwill toward men in our otherwise fallen hearts.
- Let’s think this through: Without God as an objective standard, who’s to say what’s wrong and what’s right?
- Many on the left see faith and family as oppressive, but the right sees them as indispensable.
- The logical result of atheism, a result we have seen right in front of our eyes in one of the world’s oldest and proudest nations, is severe moral decay.
- There are few things that anger a secular liberal atheist more than a horizontal plank intersecting a vertical plank — a cross — on public land.
- The war on Christmas is the tip of the spear in a larger battle to secularize our culture, and make true religious freedom a thing of America’s past.
In Palin’s world, atheists can’t possibly be generous, kind, decent human beings; you need God to be good. She thinks we see the “family” as an oppressive structure. She complains about atheists who fight for the First Amendment while wrapping herself in the Constitution.
Some of her defenders will complain that we haven’t read the book yet, so how dare we criticize it? But you know these quotations aren’t out of context, and if quoting Palin verbatim makes her sound like a right-wing loon, it’s nobody’s fault but her own.
It’s not even worth trying to rebut her lies. You can’t debunk a book that already appears to be a parody of itself.