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The Greensboro Guardian Blog

March 5, 2012

The Greensboro Guardian has a new WordPress blog. This is pretty hilarious because nothing stopped them from naming it The Guilford Guardian, as originally intended, but I guess they forgot about that.

As a bonus, they have a new article by Tim Dunkin. As usual, he starts off with an obscure assault case by a Muslim on an atheist publicly mocking his religion. The judge defends the Muslim and Dunkin contends atheists have the right to mock Muslims without fear of assault. Whatever. We know where Dunkin is headed:

The attack on the fundamentals of American and Western civilization, while having taken place for several decades, seems to be reaching a fever pitch within just the last few years. Suddenly, things which just a few short years ago were inconceivable to the rational mind – such as legalizing gay “marriage,” married teachers leaving their wives and running off to live with their 18 year old students, amassing more debt than we have economy – have become commonplace, and are in many cases being forced off onto unwilling sectors of the population.

Of course, Dunkins goes on to use the logical fallacy of false equivalence to blow an obscure court case into a governmental assault on our freedoms. And in order to make the case that he is brighter than his readers, he points to an Italian communist. He pulls in the canard of “moral truth” to argue against moral relativism. Worse, Dunkin supposes that the left uses Muslim sharia law to forward this dastardly moral relativism. Typically, he winds up by urging the fundies to circle the wagons in defense of the nuclear family to win the culture war.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2012 12:48 pm

    “–to blow an obscure court case into a governmental assault on our freedoms.”
    So that court does not represent the government? Who does it represent, from whom does it derive it’s power?
    And of course, we are aware of the gentle and compassionate treatment of gays by Muslims. Especially in Iran.

    • March 5, 2012 1:31 pm

      An isolated assault case does not represent governmental abuse. They are called judges for a reason and the victim enjoys the right to appeal the verdict.

      So, we are to bomb the Persians back to the stone age because of their treatment of gays? I’ve smelled this logic before among local dumb conservatives who take whatever side of the argument makes their point. That’s called situational ethics.

  2. March 5, 2012 5:29 pm

    So assault is justified when and under what circumstances? No one seems to doubt that an assault took place.

    • March 5, 2012 5:33 pm

      I never said the assault was justified, only that a single instance does not constitute governmental abuse.

  3. prell permalink
    March 5, 2012 5:48 pm

    I was disappointed to discover that they’ve disabled comments at the new blog, but that’s probably a good thing. The lion emblem is still an enigma. It really does have the look of an elementary or middle school newspaper.

    • March 5, 2012 6:46 pm

      Yep, allowing comments would invoke a nightmare.

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