This quote from Ms. Coulter appeared in my Inbox this morning, included in an ad for her new book Godless:
Being a Christian means that I am called upon to do battle against lies, injustice, cruelty, hypocrisy — you know, all the virtues in the church of liberalism.
Let’s see just how we Christians are called to do battle:
Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
I Peter 3:15-16, emphasis mine
“Gentleness and respect”, eh? Maybe I’m reading the wrong verse.
And [Jesus] said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”
Hmm. Nothing in there about shredding your opponents with rapier-like wit.
She’s correct in identifying the essentially godless nature of liberal humanism. However, that doesn’t automatically make her right. I don’t know where Ann Coulter learned her theology, but it sure isn’t out of the same Bible I read.