It never ceases to amaze me how some folk will pervert the meanings of words, and project their own thoughts onto other folks words. We saw this recently with Captain Liar, who posts in one of his comments, “Ian’s gone crazy. In his latest post he’s proclaiming his support for Ernst Zundel. He better be careful, he could be calling himself to the attention of CSIS.”
What I really said was: “I’m going to link to Ernst Zundel myself. I am no “supporter” of Ernst Zundel, but I do believe that what the Canadian Government is doing to him at the present time is outrageous and is probably in violation of UN rules.”
Captain Liar is clearly a pervert. He perverted my words. Another pervert in the Canadian blogosphere is Robert McClelland. McClelland perverts truth just as well as Captain Liar does. Check out this recent post by McClelland, where he quotes from a Christian Education website:
“We present government as ordained by God for the maintenance of law and order, not as a cure-all for the problems of humanity. We present free-enterprise economics without apology and point out the dangers of Communism, socialism, and liberalism to the well-being of people across the globe. In short, A Beka Book offers you a Christian and conservative approach to the study of what man has done with the time God has given.”
And what does McClelland make of this statement? Why, he thinks somehow that it equates to hate!! How in the world McClelland draws this conclusion is beyond me. He does bold the words in the above paragraph, “point out the dangers of” and “liberalism to the well-being of people across the globe.”
So, here I am, looking at those bolded words, and trying to figure out how in the world McClelland is seeing “hate” in them.
Truly, this word “hate” has taken on such a perverted meaning yet it retains the same emotional impact as it had when it really meant something. I am seeing more and more people use the word “hate” as in how the felt when they allowed their feelings to get hurt by someone else’s words. As in, “Oh, did that person ever spew hate towards me!” When really what they should have said, “I’m an emotional wreck, and when I heard that person’s words, I lost all sense of rationality, and my feelings got hurt.”
But even that doesn’t account for McClelland’s irrational and strange description of the Christian Educational website, as preaching “hate.”
In fact, McClelland goes on to say, “Now I don’t have a whole lot of knowledge about the teachings of Christ which are the foundation for this religion, but I seriously doubt he intended for them to be perverted into a doctrine of hate …” as if the above statement is somehow preaching hate!
Well, McClelland, first off, maybe you ought to go and learn a thing or two about the teachings of Christ, and of course, put those teachings into the perspective of the Old Testament as well. Personally, I don’t care much for religion at all but I am familiar with the teachings of Christ.
But besides all that, how in hell or heaven’s name are you concluding that the statement that you quote is indicative of hate?? What a perverted way of looking at hate.
I dunno.. maybe it’s true that some folk just don’t deserve free speech. They should be licenced first, after having undergone an exam on knowledge of the meanings of words and semantics. But on the other hand, perhaps we’d have less comedy if that were to happen.