From The Telegraph:
The former US Vice-President has already taken over from Michael Moore as the most sanctimonious lardbutt Yank on the planet. Can you imagine what he’ll be like now that the Norwegian Nobel committee has given him the prize?
The rest of the article is a hoot as well, and says what I would say, but with a British accent.
No offense taken, Quixote. I don’t really care about the CE/AD thing. It’s just a point of reference as far as I am concerned.
An interesting post-Nobel prize quote:
Gee, I wasn’t slamming Gore, though he has gotten a little pudgy. (Have you noticed that his face seems in danger of sinking into itself?) More power to the guy. The Nobels have always been political anyway. But when it’s your award to give, you can pick whomever you want. No big deal. I’ve got a few awards of my own I’d like to hand out.
I was, however, poking fun at the Norwegians circa 1000 AD (er, 1000 CE — sorry about that Mike) who had a very materialistic and (ahem) assertive ethical practice, which fit right into Thor worship. So it’s clear that you can be a materialist, an ethicist, AND a theist at the same time!
Just remember to recycle.
My larger point in my response addressed the issue that while Gore is irritating people by bringing Global Warming out into a larger public, we have a president who is a very bad person; someone who was placed there by the Supreme Court when they ended the recount in Florida. Bush further complicates the issue with his proclamations of faith. I get the impression that he is just another neo-con tool taking advantage of The Noble Lie.
It goes back to a comment that Quixote had made in a prior post about materialists not being able to discern ethics, we lack the guidance of non-material beliefs. The link goes to a story about Tex. Gov. George Bush, who touts his religious values and ethics, yet had no compunction about failing to act on exculpatory evidence. As you said on my blog, people do bad things whether or not they are religious or atheists, and I say that religion doesn’t seem to guide ethics any better than any other system of belief.
It also hits home for me because I know the man that worked to free Ochoa from death row, and have also met Ochoa.
And I thought that the comma in my oomment would indicate that I was not restricting it to the religious right.
Mike, you lost me on that one. What does anything have to do with the ethics of the religious right, or Bush, for that matter? Is this all a part of the Great Right Conspiracy?
And is anyone here a champion of the Religious Right?
You may dislike Gore, but consider the man that the Supreme Court selected in his place.
This is what we learn about the ethics of the religious, right, Quixote?
Those Norwegians are still good at rape and pillage, this time wearing suits and ties without the horned helmets.