Twisted logic

I had an interesting conversation with a coworker this afternoon that went something like this:

Him: I’m willing to watch just about any movie, as long as it’s not one by Michael Moore. (looks my direction and guffaws)

Me: You wouldn’t even be willing to watch Michael Moore’s film about health care?

Him: No.

Me: Why not?

Him: Because everything he says is a lie. He makes money by being anti-American. There’s a large market for that in this country – defeatists who want us to lose in Iraq… (segues into tirade about how people who don’t love this country should leave and that this country has the best of everything, including health care)

Him (after calming down a bit): The Bible tells us that God puts men in positions of power, so we should respect them. (referring to Bush)

Me: Does that mean that God put Saddam Hussein in his position?

Him: Yes.

Me: Then wasn’t it wrong for us to remove him from power?

Him: No.

Me: Why not?

Him: Because God has always set some up to be stronger than others so that they can overthrow them. God commanded the Jews to do it many times.

Me: So, you think God told us to go into Iraq?

Him: Absolutely!

Me: I so do not agree.

He got up and left the room. It scares me that some people are allowed to vote.

Author: Brian

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11 thoughts on “Twisted logic”

  1. Wayward Son,

    I got to see the first hour of the one over Judaism, but I have them all recorded to my DVR and will see them as soon as possible. She’s amazing, isn’t she?

  2. Your co-worker only confirms something I said to my brother long ago when we were arguing about baseball, about which I knew next to nothing: “You don’t need to know anything to have an opinion!”

    I agree with Caroline…your co-workers are scary! When are you going to be somewhere worthy of your many gifts? You cast your pearls before swine, Brian!

  3. Caroline,

    It’s worth repeating.


    I’m ready for a change – I just have to figure out what that change is going to be. That, unfortunately, is the most difficult part.

  4. Brian,

    That is scary. Next thing you’ll tell us is he’s a deacon or elder in a local church. Heaven forbid.


  5. I have some co-workers who are firmly entrenched in their twisted logic as well. I try not to engage in “controversial” discussions with them. The thing that would surprise most people is that my Muslim co-worker friend from Bangladesh is more open-minded than all of them. Me and him have nice conversations about anything and never deadlock.

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