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Yet another right wing wacko

2006-09-28 19:22:52.040095+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Aahh, good old James Dobson[Wiki], taking Holocaust survivors to task for teaching their children about that genocide, dismissing such teaching as "...tales of horrific violence that lacked the redemptive power of Christ’s atonement..." (via Elf).

[ related topics: Religion Children and growing up moron ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-28 20:55:14.4005+00 by: Larry Burton

Dobson is way off base on many things and I believe him to be a danger to civil liberties but one really has to have a very strange perspective to read "chide Jewish parents who tell their children about the Holocaust, because such stories contain "horrific violence that lacks the redemptive power of Christ's atonement" into the article cited as the source. I read it as more of an explanation as to why Judge Stephen Reinhardt is a liberal.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-28 21:17:23.170026+00 by: Dan Lyke

I read it as Dobson (or the particular writer of the article, to be fair, Dobson is just the editor) claiming that had the parents not told their child of their experiences, Reinhardt might have grown up to be a god fearing Christian like Dobson.

Frankly, yes, I agree with Dobson that a diverse upbringing and wide ranging life experiences do tend to make one grow up to be the opposite of Dobson and his ilk. I see Dobson as passing a negative judgement on that.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-28 21:47:03.089271+00 by: Dan Lyke

Let me rephrase that: He offers up Judge Stephen Reinhardt's apparent liberal bent as a character flaw. He gives as a reason for that character flaw:

Divorced parents, Hollywood friendships and tales of horrific violence that lacked the redemptive power of Christ’s atonement

That sure sounds to me like Dobson is taking Reinhardt's mother and stepfather to task for teaching their child about the Holocaust.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-09-30 01:57:04.293353+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Well, It could be worse...