Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Fair and Unbalanced

Merry Christmas from Ahmadinejad:
If Christ was on Earth today undoubtedly he would hoist the banner of justice and love for humanity to oppose warmongers, occupiers, terrorists and bullies the world over. If Christ was on Earth today undoubtedly he would fight against the tyrannical policies of prevailing global economic and political systems, as He did in His lifetime.”
Try to forget for a moment he's a clueless troll, even if well educated. Christ fought against evil in the human heart not against governments, otherwise he would have said "take from Caesar" instead of render unto him. He railed against arrogance of spirit, not tyranny. Indeed, many Jews were disappointed he didn't lead the rebellion.

Why even quote Christ anyway? The Muslims believe he was essentially a liar by calling himself the "Son of Man" and the Messiah. God has no son, dontcha know.

But obviously the story here isn't the words, but the speech itself. If these Brits really believed he wanted to send a unifying message of inter-faith good will towards men then they've officially lost it. He's clearly attempting to throw a bunch of poop on a Christian holiday already splattered with it from secular quarters; it's akin to a boxer throwing a groin punch towards a staggering heavyweight with the Brits playing the role of the Ref letting it happen.

Here's a thought exercise based on this silliness. How about next year we enlist Bush to give an alternative Ramadan speech (he'll probably have some time to kill) to be broadcast in Saudi Arabia and on Press TV in Iran. Maybe he could say something like..
"if Mohammad was around today he would undoubtfully (gotta stay in character) fight against the tyrannical policies of those who've hijacked his religion for the purposes of self-enrichment, female bondage and justified cold-blooded murder".
..and we could all watch the tolerance meter explode.

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