USA Dot Com is a blog covering politics and government from a conservative Christian perspective. Verne Strickland is a 50-year veteran of investigative journalism. This blog offers a take-no-prisoners style with a modicum of biting satire. Verne and his wife of 55 years, Durrene, live in Wilmington, NC.
Monday, October 28, 2013
BLATHERING BLOWHARD O'REILLY MOCKS CHRIST ON NATIONAL PROGRAM, OFFENDS MANY, GETS OFF LIGHT. HOW SOON WE FORGET.
By Verne Strickland October 28, 2013
In another inane "interview", Bill O'Reilly tonight gave the esteemed
Brit Hume a token appearance, interrupting shamelessly, and depriving
his guest of the chance to say anything useful. O'Reilly is a blathering
blowhard. I am disgusted with his rudeness and incivility. Especially
toward kindred conservative spirits like Hume.
impatience with O'Reilly hit its zenith recently when he did another
self-serving promotion of his squirm-worthy book "Killing Jesus". It
was cheeky of the O'Reilly to even claim the topic, much less try to
write about it respectfully and intelligently. But what finally blew out
all my circuits was when O'Reilly, who was being interviewed on Fox,
characterized the Lord Jesus Christ as "a regular guy" who was killed for no
reason. Or words to that effect. "A regular guy"? How dare he? Does he know how
blessed the Name of Jesus is to the millions of faithful who worship Him, and have for over 2,000 years, and will forever?
To see this boastful, narcissistic grandstander mock Christ, the only
begotten Son of God, and belittle Him, referring to the Lord as "a regular guy",
is a sin that stands apart, and for which O'Reilly's soul will surely
answer in time. I think the Fox pundit has gotten off light, having been
given a pass by most of us who would prefer to cower before the cynical
media elite rather than speak up for the Lord. "I knew not the man" is a
denial which applies now as it did when first uttered by Peter, His
most beloved Disciple.
Since this epic effrontery, I have not
watched his show with the respect I once did, if at all. And, for me,
the O'Reilly "habit" has been snapped like an over-stretched bowstring.
That's me. Over-stretched. By one man's insufferable pride -- the
singular trait in men that Jesus said offended Him most.