Do you ever feel like if you REALLY pay attention to current events, you feel nauseous? I do. All the time. I know part of it is that I am really sensitive to things…and if I listen to the things people are saying… the hatred they are projecting. It can be really overwhelming. But I guess we have to remember that “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good people do nothing.”
When we let hatred and ignorance be okay… just stand by and assume someone else will take care of it. We shouldn’t be ok with the things people are saying. At all.
Recently, the new Anti-Obama campaign has centered around a slogan:
“Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8”
Well, Psalm 109:8 reads “May his days be few; may another take his office.”
And here’s the context part…
9 May his children be fatherless
and his wife a widow.
10 May his children be wandering beggars;
may they be driven from their ruined homes.
It turns from looking like a prayer for Obama to leave office… to a prayer for God to destroy him.
I don’t think that most people are actually praying for Obama’s death. I am just saying that we have to be CAREFUL. Careful of the religious words that we use against things.
“This is the American version of the Taliban. The Taliban quotes the Qu’ran, and al Qaeda quotes certain verses in the Qu’ran, in or out of context, calling for jihad, and bloody war, and the curse of Allah on infidels. This is the Old Testament, Biblical equivalent of calling for holy war. Now, most Americans’ll just see the bumper sticker and smile and think that it’s facetious. Unfortunately, there are 22 million Americans or so who call themselves super-conservative evangelicals. Of this, a small minority might be violent. But, the general atmosphere here is really getting heated.
And what surprises me is that responsible, if you can put it that way, Republican leadership and the editors of some of these Christian magazines, etc. etc., do not stand up in holy horror and denounce this. You know, they’re always asking ‘Where is the Islamic leadership denouncing terrorism? Why aren’t the moderates speaking out?’ Well, I challenge the folks who I used to work with… I would just say to them: ‘Where the hell are you? This is not funny anymore. And be it on your head if something happens to our President…”