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The Real American Fanatics – Arnold Ahlert


“If a candidate for president said he believed that space aliens dwell among us, would that affect your willingness to vote for him? Personally, I might not disqualify him out of hand … But I would certainly want to ask a few questions. Like, where does he get his information? Does he talk to the aliens? Do they have an economic plan? Yet when it comes to the religious beliefs of our would-be presidents, we are a little squeamish about probing too aggressively… I grew up believing that a priest could turn a bread wafer into the actual flesh of Christ.”

— Outgoing NY Times editor Bill Keller

“The first thing they do is to get the public to divest from thinking of what the offender does criminally, to thinking of the offender’s emotional state, to think of him as thinking of his emotional state, [and] to empathize and sympathize. You don’t change the nation in one fell swoop; you have to change it by conditioning. The aim is to get them out of prison.”

— Child advocate Dr. Judith Reisman, speaking about B4U-ACT, a group which wants pedophilia removed as a mental illness from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)

I suspect many readers will be wondering why I grouped the above quotes together. The answer is simple: it’s only a short hop from the elitist, pseudo-intellectual snobbery which holds religion in contempt, to the utterly bankrupt pronouncements of a profession which far too often offers itself as a viable substitute for the morality that religions espouse.

Read More at Jewish World Review.

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