Plenty of hypocrisies to go around

Gnu activist PZ Myers decides to weigh in on the latest international crisis:

It does not justify rioting or killing people. But let’s not mistake what it is: the movie is the work of a group of incompetent fundamentalist Christian assholes pissing on entire cultures.


Oops, not just Christian assholes. As noted in the article:

the film was in fact directed and produced by “an Israeli-American California real-estate developer who called it a political effort to call attention to the hypocrisies of Islam.”

It seems to have called attention to the hypocrisies and vileness of the Judeo-Christian Right.

Hmmm.  Isn’t this the guy who spent weeks pissing all over Catholicism as a lead up to his infamous publicity stunt – nailing the “cracker”?  If Catholics had rioted and killed someone because of that stunt, would PZ have willingly acknowledge some form guilt?

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6 Responses to Plenty of hypocrisies to go around

  1. Crude says:

    Yeah, of all people Myers is the last guy who should be trying to take the moral high ground here. “Pissing on entire cultures”? Making incendiary, blasphemous videos in order to provoke and mock?

    That sounds closer to the Cult of Gnu than it does to typical Christians.

  2. Michael says:

    BTW, I think there is more to the story than outrage about some amateur movie:

    A squad of U.S. troops despatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue besieged diplomats from Benghazi on Wednesday ran into a fierce overnight ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters.

    Accounts of the mayhem at the U.S. consulate, where the ambassador and a fourth American died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam, remain patchy. But two Libyan officials, including the commander of a security force which escorted the U.S. rescuers, said a later assault on a supposedly safe refuge for the diplomats appeared professionally executed.

    http://af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFL5E8KCMYB20120912

  3. The Deuce says:

    It was never about the movie. They’ll come up with any post-hoc rationalization they can to excuse their behavior, and since there is no limit to the number of people who have a negative opinion of Islam (thanks primarily to that behavior), they have an endless supply of excuses to choose from.

  4. Justin says:

    So, once again someone else is responsible when Islam turns deadly. It’s a common attitude among the political left in this country. In fact, Obama and the State Department wasted no time apologizing to Muslims for the offending movie, which nullifies any feigned outrage they may have expressed over the brutal murders.

    And of course, this attitude that Muslims are never responsible for their own actions is convenient for PZ, so he can join in the chorus and bash some Christians or evil Jooos, despite making a complete and utter hypocrite of himself.

  5. apollyon911 says:

    Israeli-American means Jewish (most likely). Actually, atheists rarely explicitly attack Jews (a disprortionate amount of atheists appear to be Jewish). However, they regularly cite the Old Testament when attacking Christianity (pretty hard to cite the New Testament to show a violent God), which is ironic.

    Didn’t Obama help ‘liberate’ Libya? Is this how allied efforts are repaid? Is anyone shocked? Same with Egypt…

    It is hilarious that Myers is a) placing blame on ‘Christians’ when it was a Jew and b) blaming people for making a mocking film. Of course, as usual, he gets it wrong and says the movie was mocking ‘entire cultures’. It was a movie depicting (some accurately) the life of Mohammed. Why is it wrong to mock? Myers et al. do it all the time. I think what he means is it is wrong for Christians to mock.

    Ah, the hypocrisy (and cowardice) of the atheist.

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