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07 December 2013 @ 06:03 am
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Sarah Palin says the atheists are "trying to abort Christ from Christmas." With the synergy of ignorance and stupidity that has made her what she is today, she attributed that view to Thomas Jefferson, who in boring old real life rewrote the Bible to eliminate the idea that Jesus was divine.

Thanx to Raw Story
Maia Cmaiac on December 7th, 2013 12:08 pm (UTC)
With Palin, it's always a safe assumption her false statements are founded in ignorance and stupidity, but I'm pretty sure blatant dishonesty is also a factor.
Johnjohnpalmer on December 7th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wouldn't assume ignorance. But yeah, I sure wouldn't rule it out.
Maia Cmaiac on December 7th, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
I would assume ignorance. This is the political candidate, after all, who couldn't name even one newspaper that she read. I'm certain all her opinions are informed by ideology, not knowledge.
(Anonymous) on December 8th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
/bemused-leftist here/

I disagree with Palin on most issues, but fair is fair.
What the article quotes her as saying, does not support their interpretation.

What Raw Story quotes her as saying:
“Thomas Jefferson and his thinking, I believe that much of it fundamentally came from THIS AREA, having spent his summers here, having spent influential years here, two miles away from Liberty University,” Palin said. “Man, THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER, perhaps, around here – again you are fortunate YOU GET TO TASTE IT."

It's clear that she's joking about the university and Jefferson both getting their inspiration from some third source peculiar to that local area -- such as the water.

Raw Story's interpretation:

She seemed to imply that Jefferson, who spent his summers at a home not far from the present-day site of Liberty University, may have been inspired by the religious college founded in 1971 by televangelist Jerry Falwell.

browngirl on December 8th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
For once the comments were worht reading, and quite hilarious.