Quote# 105978

Yes, but which god?

On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer speculated that the attack by radical Muslim terrorists on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo that killed twelve people may have been God's retribution for the magazine's blasphemy. Given that the magazine, in addition to mocking Islam and Muhammad, also had a long record of running satirical articles and cartoons about Christianity and Jesus, Fischer raised the possibility that this attack was punishment for the magazine's repeated violation of the commandment that "you shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain." "They made a career out of taking the name of God, the God of the Bible, the father of the Lord Jesus," said Fischer, who has made the case in the past that instituting anti-blasphemy laws in America was entirely feasible.

Bryan Fischer, Right Wing Watch 31 Comments [1/24/2015 4:33:11 AM]
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Lemonaidemon

Bryan Fischer's God is a terrorist.

1/24/2015 4:44:15 AM

Tiny Jeebus

It's pretty sad that these clowns are such wannabe terrorists that they have to claim spiritual responsibility for real terrorists' actions.

1/24/2015 4:54:19 AM

Arctic Knight

Seeing as how Christians and Muslims worship the same god, Bryan might be on to something here.

1/24/2015 5:29:59 AM

LightsaberBlues

Only in times like these will a Christian fundamentalist admit that his God and the "heathen demon Allah" have anything in common.

1/24/2015 5:39:33 AM

MK

It's more likely we'll pass an anti-Bryan Fischer law in the US.

1/24/2015 5:40:53 AM



Yes, but how is the god of the bible any more real than any of the thousands of other mythological sky-pixies invented by man? How do you know YOURS is the "One True God"? ALL religions say their god or gods are the only one(s) that is/are true

1/24/2015 5:42:43 AM

JeanP

For once a Christian fundie admitting he pray to the same god than the Muslims, and that the only fundamental difference is the prophet thei profess to follow, from whom come all the other differences.

And what did Merabet to deserve to be shot by terrorists while laying wounded?

1/24/2015 6:12:22 AM

Canadiest

Blasphemy laws represent only one thing, religious laws over unbelievers. There's only one reason for the Holy Books or state laws to enforce such things, no it's not about offense, it's about the church making it illegal to speak against the church or it's myth in any way.

Kings used to have such laws, some Southern Sherrifs still think they can silence opposition with this ultimate power.

Why don't you people have a little faith? If it offends your God let him deal with it.

1/24/2015 6:51:38 AM

KittyKaboom

Canadiest: Agreed. It hasn't worked especially well in Ireland, either. The government keeps putting off having an official vote to banish it, but it isn't really enforced and non-christians continue to push for the vote.

1/24/2015 7:11:51 AM

Nemo

Why does Bryan Fischer like being wrong about everything? Seriously, I can tell you why the attacks on Charlie Hebdo took place, and I don't need to violate Occam's Razor to do it. But the real question is, why the hell would anyone sincerely love and revere any entity if they truly believed this entity was as thin skinned as fundamentalists believe their god to be?

1/24/2015 7:42:24 AM

AIF

Way to make it about you, Christianity

1/24/2015 8:47:35 AM

John

That sounds like the Bible's God, alright. He's annoyed about something so he makes some vague, far-fetched gesture involving collateral damage that no one but a lunatic-fringe fundamentalist would get, then kills the people who carried it out. And instead of doing it when the offense against Himself occurred, He waits and does it when the paper is disrespecting Mohammad.

This is the same God who stopped the sun instead of just killing the Amorites: He never does anything the simple way when He can come up with some convoluted Rube Goldberg alternative.

1/24/2015 8:59:33 AM

Sangfroid

So all that stuff Jesus pumped out about turning your cheek and forgiving our enemies is just bullshit god doesn't feel compelled to follow.

Cool.

1/24/2015 9:22:55 AM

freako104

So your god employs violence to sway a people or nation. Who else do we know who does that? Way to make god into a terrorist and the bad guy. Was that your intention Fischer?

1/24/2015 12:03:50 PM

Goomy pls

Blasphemy: the victimless crime.

1/24/2015 12:38:54 PM

Hasan Prishtina

Once again, Bryan Fischer finds his true soulmates in the regime in Tehran... and still claims the President is a Muslim.

1/24/2015 2:35:43 PM

farpadokly

Perhaps someone in the World Trade Centre said "God damn" on September 11th, 2001, so they deserved that as well.

1/24/2015 2:59:27 PM

Old Viking

If God were pissed at Charlie Hebdo, the murderers would have killed staff members at a Rumanian magazine for duck hunters.

1/24/2015 3:05:43 PM

breakerslion

@ Old Viking:

If God were pissed at Charlie Hebdo, he would have killed a group of Romanian duck hunters that couldn't read!

1/24/2015 6:25:46 PM

DFM

Charlie Hebdo is a disgustingly vile publication.

However, freedom of the press applies even to disgustingly vile publications.

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -Commonly mis-attributed to Voltaire, but actually written by Evelyn Beatrice Hall.

DFM

1/24/2015 7:23:38 PM

Professor von SCIENCE!!!

God is a terrorist! He hates our freedom!

1/24/2015 9:32:38 PM

Indicible

@DFM

Actually, their first pages are simply there for shock value. The content inside can be pretty interesting (depending on the subjects and the issues).

1/25/2015 1:03:47 AM

EG

You know, I never thought of this before: "you shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain". Empasis on your.

It's not my god, so on what basis, going by your own holy book, am I not allowed to insult him any which way I please?

1/25/2015 2:22:39 AM

Pule Thamex

Judging by the words and deeds of His followers, Bible God must be a fuckwit. See Bryan Fischer for example.

1/25/2015 4:14:31 AM

Creedence Leonore Gielgud

> that the attack by radical Muslim terrorists on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo that killed twelve people may have been God's retribution for the magazine's blasphemy.


That sounds like Muslim talk to me.

1/25/2015 11:18:07 AM

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