Andrew Sullivan opens his mouth and shows just how much of a fool he really is:
Columnist and author Andrew Sullivan said Sunday that atheism was growing in the United States because more and more people saw Christianity as an organization intent on gaining political power.
“I think our ability to be reasonable in politics and faithful in religion, and to keep those two things separate, has atrophied to the great disadvantage of religion,” he said during a panel discussion on CBS News’ Face the Nation.
“What has happened since 1960 is that organized groups, like the Southern Baptist Council and other religious groups, have in fact become self-consciously political,” Sullivan explained.
“They have become fused with one political party, the Republican Party — a party that is now defined by a particular religious faith, evangelicalism or far-right Catholic hierarchy. And that is making many people feel that faith in Jesus is about politics and power and partisanship, in ways that’s turning off an entire generation. The biggest growth in any belief sector in this country in the last ten years has been atheism.”
Sullivan said those religious organizations were “muddying” the real “radical” message of Jesus, which was anti-political. Jesus was “only on the cross because he refused politics.”
I know that Andrew Sullivan is a devout Catholic and a devout gay man, so I think I can read between the lines here. What we are seeing is a man who cannot accept non-Catholic versions of Christianity and instead hates the fact that there are people who have more faith than he does. He doesn’t like it when people in the public eye talk about their faith. I know this because he was all about attacking Sarah Palin because she was, at the time, representative of the conservative Christian values he is attacking here.
Now, you may think that I am just laying into Andrew Sullivan because he’s a gay Catholic blogger who is more successful at blogging than I’ll probably ever be. That could well be true. Except for the fact that what he said carries with it no cited statistics or facts.
In other words, all that he has said is merely opinion and not fact. And if you are going to go on national television and say something like this, you damn well better have your facts straight. I don’t know if atheism is on the rise and if it is, I don’t know the reason behind it. Frankly, I don’t give a flying rat’s butt because for me and my house, we will follow the Lord.
But as for Andrew Sullivan, I cite comedian Louis C.K.: