14 thoughts on “Fox & Friends Diss Buddhist Nuns

  1. I’ll reword Carlson’s stupid comment to reflect the other side. This would be like me saying:

    ‘It’s going to have an interfaith prayer vigil from all denominations, really. We were talking about this earlier. We’re going to have an empathetic Christian fundamentalist right-wing preacher – which we didn’t even know existed.’

    Gretchen Carlson is a descpicable human being. She graduated from Stanford U., very high in her class, so she can’t be a total idiot. So, she’s either an ideologue, or a sell-out. Or both.
    Steve Ducie’s got an excuse – he’s an ignorant doucebag, irrespective of what subject is being discussed. And so is Brian Kilmeade.
    God, you must be stupider than shredded f*cking wheat to watch that show in the morning.

  2. Wait!
    Are there actually any ’empathetic Christian fundamentalist right-wing preachers?’

    I mean, really empathetic – AND right wing – AND fundamentalist Christian?

    Someone help me with this, because I don’t want to be like them, and overly generalize.

  3. There are empathic evangelical preachers — David Benke is a Lutheran who falls into that category. He’s the pastor of a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation in Brooklyn and has been a president of the Atlantic District of the LCMS. I know of him from my days as a Lutheran. I was surprised he stayed with the LCMS after the internacine fights of the late 1970s/early 1980s.

    He took part in the multifaith ceremony at Yankee Stadium right after the attack. He initially had the permission of the national synodical powers-that-be and then a pastor from the upper Mid-West began to campaign for defrocking him for his participation in the service at Yankee Stadium. (LCMS gets really weird.)

    • PurpleGirl — I grew up in the LCMS, too. Some seminarians walked out of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis some time in the late 1960s because they refused to swear that stories like Jonah and the Whale were not allegorical, but literal. I sort of lost interest in it all before that was resolved. I didn’t know they were still at it in the 1970s and 1980s,

  4. The seminary students with some professors ended up forming SEMINEX (Seminary in Exile). They had support from a good number of churches and district synods. When I became a Lutheran in the mid-70s, it had blossomed into a full-fledged corporate fight with districts electing leaders who supported Seminex and St. Louis trying to oust the district presidents. Eventually the rebel forces left LCMS and began their own synod and then joined with the LCA and ALC to form ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). It was a ride… my church supported the Eastern Synod president and voted for him in several elections. (Not to mention that his niece was married to our pastor.) LCMS was and remains conservative for the most part, but there are still a few liberals left who didn’t move over to ELCA. In sum, a fight over the literal reading of the Bible turned into corporate power play.

  5. Maha, my dear Maha;
    being upset about the words of the cast of “FOX ‘N Friends” is like being pissed that Stephen Hawking can’t sing.Sadly, they reflect the general attitudes of most Americans;snarky and rude. We have “out Frenched” the French.
    As I stated in a past comment, FOX ‘N Friends is a cute blonde flanked by two talking boobs. They are paid well to be rude and obnoxious.

  6. I converse with more Buddhist nuns on a regular basis than Baptists, and I live in the South. But, I’m not typical.

  7. There is a SPECIFIC, DELIBERATE GOAL behind this discussion. Create discontent among Catholics & Baptists that they were excluded. It has nothing to do with Buddhism and everything to do with the 2012 election. That’s not to say Buddhism wasn’t insulted. Fox wants to create discontent among large groups, Baptists & Catholics over an imagined and manufactured slight.

    • If a Buddhist nun goes into a phone booth and dials ‘ONE’, what happens?

      There is no one; there is only not-two.

      Sorry; it’s a Zen thing.

  8. “There is a SPECIFIC, DELIBERATE GOAL behind this discussion. ”

    The goal of the right is ALWAYS to divide and conquer.

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