Sunday, December 20, 2009

KAIROS and the cognitive dissonance of idiots.

Given that a depressing number of Canada's Special Ed Bloggers Blogging Tories are constantly whinging on about the persecution of Christians and how those unfortunate Christians are so, soooooooo hard done by all the time, it's going to be entertaining to watch the neck-snapping, 180 degree reversal as they all frantically defend the defunding of KAIROS, given that (as Scott Tribe documents here -- read the whole thing) the membership of KAIROS includes:

The Anglican Church of Canada
The Christian Reformed Church in North America
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
The Presbyterian Church in Canada
The United Church of Canada (the church I’m a member of)
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Canadian Religious Conference
The Mennonite Central Committee of Canada
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)

Yes, there's going to be MASSIVE entertainment value in watching the switch from "How come everyone's picking on Christians?" to "Fucking Christians and their pandering for more taxpayer money, what a bunch of leeches," culminating, of course, in an Ezra Levant-style, "Useless parasites, the lot of them."

Canada's Blogging Tories: They have principles. And if you don't like those principles, wait 15 minutes -- they'll have others.

UNSURPRISINGLY, there's very little action on this topic over at Buttplug Central:

That's because reacting to this is going to require some very delicate and tricky semantic parsing to not look like a bunch of lame-brained, hypocritical, screeching goobers. I'd say it'll be a day or two before we see the initial pathetic rationalizations that will still leave us gasping for breath and peeing in our CC HQ Underoos.

Let's be patient. I'm sure it'll be worth it. For the comedic value alone.


sooey said...

They have Christians mixed up with Conservatives. The two are polar opposites.

Backseat Blogger said...

I'm an equal opportunity basher and I've blogged a few times about the shenanigans of KAIROS.  Alas, I'm not a blogging tory anymore but considering some of the crap (climate warming skepticism), I guess that's a good thing. 

deBeauxOs said...

Backseat Blogger - you're either deliberately spreading lies about KAIROS or stupid.

From one of the sites you linked to: "The conference made it clear that divestment under consideration by churches does not mean divestment from Israel itself."

There's more that anyone with a minimum of intelligence can read, in order to grasp that you're spinning prevarications about KAIROS.

Backseat Blogger said...

deBeauxOs, I hardly see how I can be accused of spreading lies about KAIROS position on divestment especially since i've never written about it.

My criticisms lie elsewhere(if you'd actually bothered to read them), particularly with whom KAIROS associates with, the Middle East tours it chooses to endorse and most tellingly, who KAIROS gets its religious inspiration from.

with the exception of KAIROS' letters to the federal government, I was careful to link to both the KAIROS items in question and outside explanatory links that proved my points. This is especially true of the two linked KAIROS recommendations for liturgical study. The two individuals in questions are anti semites in the classic Christian sense of the word.... if you you don't believe my choice of words for them then attendance at antisemitic conferences is not convincing enough for you either.

stone1343 said...

CC, did you see Rosie DiManno's column in today's Star? ( )

She's either quite the expert on KAIROS, or she's getting insider information from the same people who told Christie Blatchford what to say about Richard Colvin.