Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Seen any good cartoons lately?

AND SO IT HAPPENED that in this looniest election season that a preacher down in Florida has announced to the world that he will burn the Koran on Saturday to mark the anniversary of 9/11 . So outrageous is the Rev. Terry Jones' forthcoming stunt that we could use some comic relief by asking Sarah Palin to tell us again of how she can see Russia from her front porch. The name of Jones' obscure church is The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville. If you can make any sense out of that then I concede that my neurons have slowed down considerably.

Jones says he is a Christian man and insists that the Muslim holy book is "full of lies." Normally this sort of bizarre religious behavior would not even be mentioned by anyone, but in this case, even General Petraeus says it's something that could cause us a lot more trouble than we already have on this troubled planet. We await the condemnation by a lot of other Christian preachers with enough courage to contend that Jones shouldn't be shouting fire in a world crowded with 1.5 billion Muslims.

Meanwhile, Talking Points Memo got our attention with a report on a Republican candidate i n Delaware who wants to be elected to the Senate seat vacated by Joe Biden. Christine O'Donnell, should it make any difference to you, has come out fighting to end masturbation. She fiercely supports abstinence, too. No rookie at plundering sex for whatever political value it might have, O'Donnell also was a marketing consultant for Mel Gibson's "The Passion of Christ."

There's a lot of conservative Christian chest-pounding going on today and it should be obvious that the political class is meekly falling into line to assure its own redemption. Considering the velocity with which religion has replaced traditional ballot issues, we may have mercifully reached the point where it would be best to discard all elections, relax and watch our favorite cartoons as we await the end of days.


John said...

Very strange it seems to me.
These zelots that take such glee.
Love thy neighbor is the command
of Jesus lovers throughout the land
Burn a Koran, Save a Tree.

Grumpy Abe said...

John, I think you nailed it.