Thursday, March 22, 2007

Another Reason I Love Ann Coulter

Many people, even conservatives, really dislike Ann Coulter for her unabashedly harsh and direct tone. Say what you will about her, she's usually dead on with what she says even if you disagree with the way she says it.

On the heels of Pope Gore's appearance before Congress to further prosyletize on behalf of the Church of Global Warming, Ms. Coulter mused upon one of my (obviously) favorite themes: that Global Warming has taken on religious aspects. Of course, she couldn't miss an opportunity to point out a proportional growth between Gore's liberal influence and his physical girth.

Among the other gems from Ann was a brilliant comparison of Gore's hypocrisy in his own energy usage to the abusive practices of the medieval Catholic Church:

"As has been widely reported, Gore's Tennessee mansion consumes 20 times the energy of the average home in that state. But it's OK, according to the priests of global warming. Gore has purchased 'carbon offsets.'

It took the Catholic Church hundreds of years to develop corrupt practices such as papal indulgences. The global warming religion has barely been around for 20 years, and yet its devotees are allowed to pollute by the simple expedient of paying for papal indulgences called 'carbon offsets.'"

Comparing "carbon offsets" to papal indulgences brought a huge smile to my face because it is so incredibly appropriate. The notion is that you can do whatever you want and then buy your way out of it. And of course the Church is the keeper of the "treasury of merit" in this case. The further comparisons to the historical Catholic Church alone make this article an entertaining read.



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