Friday, March 04, 2005

Zell Miller is a Mean, Spiteful, Old Man

     Zell Miller, the once respected two-term governer of Georgia and an ex-US Senator, has gone way off the beaten path and so far to the right that he makes Newt Gingrich look like a tree-hugger.
     You had to know he would jump into the Ten Commandments controversy. Here's the problem: Zell Miller really has gone off the deep end, not just the right-end. He seems to have lost the ability to empathize with other people and despite having lived in DC for the past few years, he seems to believe we're all small town Christian folk trying to make it in a cruel world dominated by Yankees.
     The AJC printed an editorial from him. He uses faulty logic mixed with down-home Southern sayings to obscure his ignorance. Especially glaring is this quote: "Yes, following the Ten Commandments makes us better Christians". Keep in mind that he's publishing this in a metropolitan newspaper, not a church bulletin. But the quote that pisses me off the most is, "Who could argue with: don't steal, don't lie and don't kill?". Of course nobody can! Did anybody notice he only listed 3 of the 10 commandments??
     What if he had asked, "Who could argue with I Am the Lord your God, You Shall Have No Other Gods besides Me (presumably Jesus), Remember the Sabbath Day and Keep it Holy, and Don't Use God's Name in Vain"? The answer would have been lots of people! These are religious statements and are religious laws! They are not the laws of the United State. Let me repeat that for those of you who still don't get it. THESE ARE NOT THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OR OF GEORGIA. So feel free to post up the US laws: "You Shall Not Murder, You Shall Not Steal, and You Shall Not Bear False Witness." Heck, go ahead and post up the ethical laws: "Honor Your Parents, Don't Sleep Around, and Don't Covet your Neighbor." But keep the religious 4 out of my government where they DO NOT BELONG!


Ben said...

I jsut wanted to point out that the original commandment was "Do not murder," not "do not kill." I've seen too many people say Miller is a hypocrite for supporting the war and the commandments, by saying that he's going against a commandment, but he's not. War is not about murder, it's about killing jusitifiably, which is very different. So don't fall into that trap, Scott.

Scott said...

I think you just made a point for me, Ben. Miller was the one who said "kill". I said "murder". If he's a hypocrite about the war, it's his own making.
My post wasn't about the war, though. Heck, it didn't mention war. If you can't make a rational argument, Ben, don't change the subject.

Ben said...

Dude, I wasn't arguing against anything you said. I was just mentioning something that people say a lot that is not true. And I told you not to fall in to that trap. Never said you had, or were going to, just a friendly reminder, for which I get a very insulting and unfriendly response. If you can't read a comment without getting all angry and defensive, especially when that comment was not at all an attack, maybe you shouldn't be blogging.