First, George W. Bush is an odd combination of ridiculous and dangerous. He's sort of an evil idiot savant. He also is the perfect poster boy for hypocrisy. Just this morning I heard Georgie say on the television that the best way to protect our homeland is to hunt our enemies down one by one and stop them, which I suppose means to kill them. The idiot part comes in when I realize that he really believes what he is saying. This guy really believes that he is here to wipe out evil. The savant part --- the genius --- is found in how he gets so many otherwise intelligent people to cheer him on. Now, to the hypocrisy part. President Georgie is a born again Christian, as are the vast majority of his adoring followers. Do they think that Jesus was just kidding around, or maybe having an off day, when he gave the sermon on the mount ---- and when he said turn the other cheek, and when he said put away your sword? Do these people actually believe that if Jesus himself were here on earth, he would be suggesting that we hunt our enemies down one by one? (Emphasis added)Unfortunately, Thom Rutledge is so worked up about Bush and his cohort of blood-thirsty lambs of Christ that he never quite makes it to seriously lambasting people who don't use their blinkers.
Just in case you don't go, the good bit:
And Jesus said to the disciples, "Whenever you feel threatened, hunt thine enemies down one by one and destroy them."Posted by illovich at November 07, 2003 04:00 PM
And Peter was confused, asking, "Lord, pardon me, but aren't you contradicting much of what you have been teaching us?"
Jesus looked upon Peter with a smirk and said, "You are either with me or against me. What will it be?"