Friday, July 13, 2007
Love Thy Neighbor....
This cartoon is to remind us of the Fatwa Rev. Pat Robertson issued.... in the name of God, of course.
This is this kind of "Christian" activism that bred the God-awful Iraq war, the dismantling of the protective wall of separation between Church and State and the White House's faith-based social agenda.
For those who whine that the Washington Post is a left-wing mouthpiece, that argument fades to a whimper by example of today's opinion piece by their columnist Michael Gerson (more about him in a minute).... "What Atheists Can't Answer."
This religious pap by Gerson basically asserts.... well, he actually says.... "We long for love, harmony and sympathy because we are intended by a Creator to find them. In a world without God, however, this desire for love and purpose is a cruel joke of nature.... "
Gerson, meet the religious right's cruel joke, their premier evangelist, loving Pat Robertson.
Gerson actually argues that without belief in God, humans would say, "I'm going to do whatever I please."
Gerson, please meet your former boss, the religious-fanatic and headstrong "My Way or the Highway" George W. Bush... who does whatever he pleases.
Yes, that's right. Gerson was a key aide and speechwriter for The Decider from 1999 until the summer of 2006 after which he joined the Washington Post where his twice-a-week column is syndicated.
Gerson, who was mentored by Watergate's preacher Colson, says he was attracted to Bush because he "understood that biblical faith has a lot to say about morality."
You mean like the quick-trigger morality of the bloody Iraq war?
Since Gerson used America's Founders to fortify his argument, we feel free to turn to the wisdom of good ol' Abe Lincoln on the subject:
"When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion!"