Thanks to a note from a preacher friend, I think I’ve discovered a new type of Christian: the So what? Christian.
I have written many times about Christian jihadists, Old Testament Christians, Christian armchair warriors, theological schizophrenics, Christian Coalition moralists, nuclear Christians, Janus Christians, evangelical warvangelicals, Catholic just war theorists, reich-wing Christian nationalists, theocon Values Voters, imperial Christians, pro-lifers for mass murder, Red-State Christian fascists, bloodthirsty Christian conservatives, beam Christians, nuclear Christians, Christian Coalition moralists, double-minded Christians, Christian warmongers, God and country Christian bumpkins, sniper theologians, Christian military idolaters, conservative Christian militarists, and members of the Christian axis of evil.
The So what? Christian, when presented with some negative assertion about the U.S. government, the U.S. military, U.S. wars, or U.S. foreign policy, instead of inquiring as to its validity, doing some research, or spending more than three seconds thinking about it, dismisses it with “So what?,” usually followed by some ridiculous statement.
Here are some examples.
The U.S. military has bombed Afghan wedding parties: So what? The bride and groom were going to produce potential terrorists.
The U.S. military has killed thousands of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan: So what? They are just collateral damage.
The United States gives billions of dollars a year in foreign aid to Israel: So what? The Jews are God’s chosen people.
The U.S. military has a thousand overseas military bases: So what? America is the exceptional nation.
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