Monday, May 16, 2005

More from Moyers

John Nichols blog at Nation Magazine has another great quote from Moyers:

"An unconscious people, an indoctrinated people, a people fed only partisan information and opinion that confirm their own bias, a people made morbidly obese in mind and spirit by the junk food of propaganda, is less inclined to put up a fight, ask questions and be skeptical," Moyers said. " And just as a democracy can die of too many lies, that kind of orthodoxy can kill us, too."

It also provides a link to online video of Moyer's speech and online audio at
http://www.freepress.net/conference/audio05/moyers.mp3

2 comments:

sepherim said...

I ceased to be amazed at anything Mohler said after reading his comments justifying the war in Iraq in a 2003 edition of the Southern Seminary Magazine. His statement opens with

"The words of Jesus are unambiguous: 'Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons ofGod.' [Matt. 5:9] These familiar words form the basis of any Christian understanding of war and its morality. For the Christian, the standard is already set and the goal is absolutely clear?we are to seek peace."

and ends with

"War is a demonstration of the utter sinfulness of sin. In the name of the Prince of Peace, Christians must seek to establish and maintain our faltering and transient efforts at peacemaking until our Lord comes to establish the only peace that endures. In this fallen world, we must honestly acknowledge that peacemaking will sometimes lead to war."

And somewhere in the middle he claims, "Respect for human life sometimes requires the taking of human life."

sepherim said...

Sorry for posting this comment here. I was reading another blog about yet another logical fallacy uttered by Albert Mohler and posted my reply to the wrong blog.