Here I was all upset that my 'puter had crashed and that it would take weeks for TimeWarner to hookup my new dsl and that any thoughts I had on the passing of Falwell would by then be rendered obsolete. That is until I heard about the counterprotest being planned by at least one Liberty University student, Mark David Uhl, who apparently planned to use the devices to thwart protesters at Falwell’s funeral.
Naturally, my mind wandered to that other great christianist bomber who has apparently has signed a "nonlethal presidential finding" that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions.
Nonlethal. Hmmmm. Maybe that's because of the calming and loving influence of that other great christianist who counseled the nonlethal president on Iran just last week.
“You know, the President seems to me does understand this, as I told you from that meeting I had with him the other day, but even there it feels like somebody ought to be standing up and saying, ‘We are being threatened and we are going to meet this with force — whatever’s necessary.’”Whatever force necessary. Makes me wonder if any of these peace bombers have actually consulted Jesus recently.
Certainly if anyone had reason to drop a bomb, it was Jesus. Sold out for a few coins by his best friend. Arrested on trumped up charges. Tortured. Tried in a kangaroo court in the middle of the night. So how did Jesus respond to this terror? He forgave his accusers. He forgave his torturers. He forgave his executioners. He made sure his mother would be cared for when he was gone. He even had a word of good news for a thief hanging with him.
But the President continues his saber-rattling towards Iran with the blessings of the Religious Reich. And one of Falwell's students brings a bomb to the funeral.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23a
TAGS: Jerry Falwell, Iran, Peace, Antiwar