I’ve been criticized before for responding to people on Marc’s blog (lotharlorraine) with posts on my own. What’s not mentioned is that I ALWAYS respond to those posts on Marc’s blog first, and that I link my posts back to Marc’s blog, so that everybody actually has two chances to respond to what I’m saying if they wish. I do not criticize people behind their backs and give them every chance to defend themselves and their views. That said, sometimes I make comments or other people make comments that either warrant a larger post or that I think would make good commentary for my own blog.
So with that preamble I link to this comment from michaeleeast to make a short point. The comment:
Conservative Christians who support the death penalty are crucifying Jesus.
They are like the Pharisees only worse.
Most of the people who follow my blog will probably know why I think this is completely ridiculous. I think most, even if they oppose the death penalty, will probably agree.
And so I will merely point out that comments like this on Marc’s blog will most likely get praise, and almost certainly will not get condemnation. But when I say that those who support the legality of killing innocent children disgust me, I am a horrible person who is grossly attacking the character of good people who just disagree with me, and I should work harder to understand them and be more Christ-like.
And yet, I am reliably and repeatedly informed that not only is there no double standard, but it is the conservatives who frequently, and unfairly, attack the poor liberals and progressives.