Saturday, June 04, 2005

Freedom Of Speech Is Freedom Of Speech

University of Brooklyn Professor Timothy Shortell wrote:
"Christians claim that theirs is faith based on love, but they'll just as soon kill you," Shortell wrote in an online journal that is linked to his Web site ( [he may have removed the post]

"I have been attacked recently in the New York newspapers," he wrote. "We laugh at our critics. We will behold with joy their silly tantrums."

He also called himself and others who share his beliefs "Ubermenschen," a reference to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's idea of the perfect person, or "superman."
We don't question for a moment this idiot's professor's right to express his intolerance toward practitioners of the Christian faith. But we don't have to like it.

Shortell reminds us of another college professor who preaches tolerance but wears his intolerance on his sleeve.

Related: Great Commentary by F.I.R.E.'s Torch.

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