Thursday, June 08, 2006


There is an insane debate on talk radio this morning regarding what to do with the body of al Qaeda terrorist Abu al-Zarqawi. First, there’s the debate as to whether or not we should be happy he’s dead, who’s happy he’s dead and who’s not. Then there’s the talk about burying his body wrapped in bacon or wearing a pigskin hat.

How insane.

Talk like this, reaction like this is precisely the reason so many Muslims and others hate America. One radio talk show host even played “Onward Christian Soldiers” while running down a list of Americans who have opposed the war in Iraq.

How insane.

Then, there’s talk and phone calls- actual debate on the “What would Jesus do” question regarding the treatment of the body and “would Jesus be happy that al-Zarqawi is dead,” "Would Jesus forgive al-Zarqawi for his actions."

The Rush Limbaugh and Shaun Hannity shows haven’t even started yet… one can only imagine what the talk will be on these shows.

Is such a large population of Americans this insane? What has happened to us?


Blogger Buford said...

Yes, most every human on the planet is crazy. I think sometimes humans forget that were nothing but animals. We guard our territory, we are on a constant hunt for food, We identify and attempt to destroy competition, We procreate, and we kill arbitrarily. The one difference I see is that “wild animals” respect their kills. At the very least they eat their kills. Maybe we should eat his body. Ewwwwwww

Displaying that body is no different than the terrorists showing beheadings on the internet. I hope this illustrates why I have such disdain for religion. It breeds hate and judgment. This truly is a holy war/jihad. Therefore, what do I care; I couldn’t care less about every religion on the planet.

One thing is for certain, its just one more death in the earth’s natural process of culling our herd.

No one has mentioned that there was a child in that house. All the grownups present knew the risk. That child had no chose in the matter. Is one child’s death worth the death of one man? Would any parent who reads this sacrifice their own child to catch and kill Osama Bin Laden? If someone/country hurt or killed your child, would you be ready to kill? What is a child’s life worth? How could any so called “Christians” support killing? Doesn’t God command “Tho shall not kill” He doesn’t command “Tho shall not kill except when we want to.” Or “Tho shall not kill unless you are killing a Muslim.” Their so called “god” simply says “Tho shall not kill”

If you’re not a “Christian”, then you’re not bound by these rules. So, by all means, kill all you want. It’s the American way.

Has any one noticed how our country has thrived now that “God” is back in the White House?

It seems to me, religion has no place what so ever in a political arena. Hell, politicians are corrupt enough. We don’t want religion to allow them to fell justified. There will be no stopping them if that happens.

Yes that many Americans are insane. Happily were not alone. Most of the world population is insane. Maybe we just all need to be medicated. The human race doesn’t need religion, it needs Lithium.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Insane? I don't know. Most days I would believe it.

But for another perspective/diagnosis, remember Wilber on Spiral Dynamics: 70% of the world's population is at Blue (mythic membership) meme OR BELOW. For anyone on those levels, God is tribal and it's utterly legitimate to desecrate the corpse of your dead enemy. That's how the world actually appears at that level of development, although the current zeitgeist hardly seems like a healthy manifestation of it.

So we keep awakening, and working for the health of the whole spiral...

8:17 AM  
Blogger z said...

insane - yes
forgive - yes
bacon - no

11:10 AM  
Blogger They call him James Ure said...

How shameful. The whole war is sad on both sides. Killing is never a good thing no matter how evil a person might be. I would have rather seen him caught alive, tried and spent the rest of his life in prison.

This kind of hate only breeds more hate as you hinted.

Andrew, interesting comment. I have heard of this 70% theory only I've heard it at 80%. This from the Mystic Dr. David R. Hawkins.

You might be interested in his books which discuss these matters: "Power vs. Force," "Eye of the I," and, "I: Reality and Subjectivity."


3:36 PM  
Blogger Pastor Doug Hoag said...

Onward Christian Soldiers? This is the very reason why I will NEVER pick this hymn to sing at my church. And if this hymn is sung at a service I'm attending, I will not sing it.

When the war first started there was a picture of a soldier holding a Bible and leading a church service or a devotion of some sort. On his helmet were the words "Kill 'em all!"

And we wonder why Muslims won't listen to us.

Perhaps we should start a war on our own terror.

10:10 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Yes, we are insane. I don't know what else to say.

11:44 PM  
Blogger Bad Alice said...

Humans have a long history of public executions as entertainment, as well as ritual desecration of the enemy's body. We're insane; we've always been insane.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Celeste said...

Isaiah, I answered your post on my blog. ...This story you blogged on is definitely insane. Earlier in the week I saw Gore on Leno, and he was supporting the showing of the corpse photos on TV! He lost major points with me on that one. My DH commented that sure, we can show corpses of dead Iraqis on TV, but not the flag covered coffins of our own enlisted. Now there is a point.

11:08 AM  

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