The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 November 2004

Unique and tenacious, yet

The World Council of Churches has expressed its "condolences" to the Palestinian people upon the death of Yasser Arafat:

President Arafat will be remembered for bringing the Palestinian people together and for his unique and tenacious contribution to the cause of establishing their national home.

For "unique and tenacious contribution," read "willingness to engage in any nefarious activity up to and including mass murder." Christopher Johnson sees how this same principle can be extended:

Let's see now. Adolf Hitler will be remembered for bringing the German people together and for his unique and tenacious contribution to the cause of the establishment of the dominance of the Aryan race. Josef Stalin will be remembered for bringing the Russian people together and for his unique and tenacious contribution to the cause of establishing a socialist Russia. Pol Pot will be remembered for bringing the Cambodian people together (out in the country) and for his unique and tenacious contribution to the cause of establishing a new Cambodia. Osama bin Laden will be remembered for bringing Muslims together and for his unique and tenacious contribution to the cause of reestablishing the Caliphate.

Anyone remember when evil was something that churches were supposed to, you know, oppose?

Posted at 1:06 PM to Political Science Fiction


The World Council of Churches was a creature of the "liberation" Left in the days of Jimmy Carter -- and almost certainly earlier than that. I guess not much has changed in 30(-plus) years.

Posted by: McGehee at 6:12 PM on 14 November 2004

This is oh, so very trite - but I'm reminded of the words of a country song:
"You've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything."

These are the same churches that have denied the resurrection, questioned the inspiration of the scriptures, the divinity of the Christ, etcetera, ad infinitum.

It's no surprise that they would coddle evil.

Posted by: Dan at 8:44 AM on 15 November 2004

"You've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything."

One of my favorite country songs, and one of Aaron Tippin's best, IMO.

Posted by: McGehee at 2:07 PM on 15 November 2004

hehehehe ... trying to be all things to all people (yeah, that pesky "ecumenical" word comes to mind here) sure DOES confuse the issue. Give me the old fashioned "my way or the hellway" folks. Yep, I'm for Jeezuz and against all evil coddlers ...... but my question for the world : "When the rupture comes ... can I have your car?"

Posted by: Ron at 2:02 PM on 16 November 2004

... rupture, rapture ... you know what I mean ... :)

Posted by: Ron at 2:03 PM on 16 November 2004

<emilylitella>
Why should evangelical Christians have to spend their time waiting around for a rupture?

What?

Oh. Never mind.
</emilylitella>

Posted by: CGHill at 3:51 PM on 16 November 2004