Review: Christiane’s God’s Warriors – “AmanPOOR”

Reuters is carrying a review of CNN's God's Warriors hosted by the always biased Christiane Amanpour, a sort of thinner, even less funny, female Michael Moore in which she tries to show, as one idiotic Australian did here, that all religions have their fanatics, and so they are all roughly equivalent.

The interesting part of that is that somewhere in the equating, Muslims are always painted as misunderstood and it's the Christians and Jews who are the real evil.

Yeah, that's the ticket.

The piece is by Barry Garron of the Hollywood Reporter who does a terrific job out pointing out the documentary's shortcomings in a succinct and very understandable few paragraphs. What really grabbed my attention though was that at the end, you can rate what you just read. On a five-star scale, the review was rated one star (by the one person who had cared to rate it). I quickly brought the average to three stars, but I got to thinking about the sort of person who would give it only one star - that same Australian maybe?

Or a Muslim?

Because one doesn't have to see the documentary to realize that there's no doubting the accuracy of the review's central points – that Christians and Jews prefer ballots, have far less fanatics and they have far less supporters, and that governments hold those Christians and Jews in check when it comes to imposing their ideology on the general populace, whereas even in the US, a quarter of Muslims say that suicide bombing of civilians is OK in some circumstances.

And so the person who accorded the review that one lonely star was likely expressing his dislike of Mr. Garron's assessment of the differences between the religions – something Amanpour largely failed to do, Garron says, and I have no doubt he's right.

In other words, "One-star Guy" probably agrees that it's OK to kill the Garrons of the world who are doing so much damage to the Religion of Peace.

Anyway, if you read the review, don't forget to vote.

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A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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5 Responses to Review: Christiane’s God’s Warriors – “AmanPOOR”

  1. I wouldn't waste my time reading anything she wrote. But put me down for a minus 1 in the voting category.

  2. Among the many unfortunate things about "God's Warriors" is how much time is devoted to further fostering anger and division between groups while in reality, an overwhelming majority of both desire a peaceful resolution to their conflicts.

  3. TedWest says:

    Alana, you probably get this question a lot, but are you aware that response was utterly platitudinous and completely irrelevant?

  4. Not a lot, but often enough to see your point.

  5. TedWest says:

    Thanks for giving me a laugh. You're a good sport.

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