Wednesday, August 16, 2006

What Has Happened to OSU's 'Sentinel'

Ohio State's premier conservative newspaper (OK, I think it's their only conservative newspaper) now apparently employs idiots to write columns. Check out the work of Eric Bogart, writing on his imagined "What if Jesus came today instead of 2,000 years ago"

...consider how a modern day messiah would be dealt by those in power. It isn’t terribly difficult to imagine Bush as a Jewish leader with similar vigor. Although we would be surprised to see an immediate crucifixion after a trial in a military tribunal, the sort of counter-culture message Jesus gave could easily land him a reservation at Guantanamo Bay today.

You will have to forgive me, but I was unaware that Jesus was a terrorist. And what exact reason would President Bush have to send the Jewish king and Messiah to a cell in Cuba? A few facts about Jesus (and those currently residing in GITMO):

Jesus would not fight with the Taliban.

Jesus would not join or support Al Qaeda.

Jesus would not support the deliberate murder of thousands of civilians to score political points.

Jesus would not spread hate and fear of his neighbors.

Jesus would not call for the rape and torture of his enemies.

Jesus would not demand that everybody agree with him at the trigger of a firearm.

I don't think that there is anybody farther to the right than I, but is it possible for someone to go so far to the right that he tears through the space/time continuum and becomes a rabid, frothing, knuckle-dragging left-winger?

I report; you decide.

NOTE: Cross-posted from Right Angle Blog.


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Steven J. Kelso Sr. said...

While I suppose that he could be from the wackier side of libertarianism, this sounds like pure left-wing schlock.

Steven J. Kelso Sr. said...

A former classmate of Mr. Bogart's confirms that he is in fact a libertarian.

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Seven Star Hand said...

Hello Steven and all,

RE:"And what exact reason would President Bush have to send the Jewish king and Messiah to a cell in Cuba?"

Do you actually believe that Bush and the NeoCons would support the coming of the true Messiah? What would I say about wars and deception? How about money, wealth, and poverty. What about widespread destruction of nature and ignoring global warming for the sake of profit?

I pose to you and others that the meaning of these ancient texts have been lost on those confused by the assertions of religious leaders and founders. Ancient wisdom has been purposely recast and obfuscated into religion and mysticism. Consequently, the interpretations you and others present about the meaning of these texts and the philosophy and cosmology of ancient Hebrew sages is completely wrong. Before you scoff and write me off, you should understand that I speak from personal experience...

You won't like much of what I have to say. As promised, "all kindreds of the earth" are going to wail. Christians (and others) are completely wrong to believe that faith can defeat evil. Consequently, they have consistently succumbed to strong delusion. Because of the reliance on faith, many have been deceived into blindly supporting evil leaders and institutions throughout the centuries. The truth will be a very bitter pill for most, but all is not lost. Those who honestly strive to understand the truth will succeed at walking away from ages-old folly and error.

Understanding the Fatal Flaws in Judeo-Christian-Islamic Prophecy

Remember the saying that "the truth will set you (and others) free?" How does "opening one's eyes to the truth" relate to "making the blind see again" or "shining the light" or "illuminating a subject?" Notice the inherent symbolism associated with this supposed New Testament "miracle?"

As certain world leaders strive to instigate a fabricated "battle of Armageddon," it is vital to understand and spread the truth about these ancient texts to help bring about an end to such abominable evil. You can never expect philosophies based on lies and great error to lead to peace and harmony. How many more millennia of terrible proof is necessary before humanity finally gets a clue that most have been utterly deceived by the very concept of religion.

Without it, Bush, the Neo-Cons, and their cohorts could never have gained and retained political power by manipulating an already deluded and susceptible constituency. Likewise, their thinly veiled partners in crime, Bin Laden and his ilk, could never have succeeded in their roles in this centuries-old Vatican-led grand deception.

We are all trapped by a web of deception formed by money, religion, and politics. The great evils that bedevil us all will never cease until humanity finally awakens, shakes off these strong delusions, and forges a new path to the future.

Read the article here...


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Homer said...

This is gorgeous!