24 October 2003

Friday's Moron of the Day Award

Today's Award goes to US Army General William Boykin, who spoke to many packed churches recently about the War on Terror (TM).

His comments at each church included the following, dictating why the effort was necessary:

"...Because we're a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christian ... and the enemy is a guy named Satan."

You ignorant motherf*cker (EDITOR'S NOTE: I will now be bleeping out any words containing any kind of profanity. Why? It's more fun this way. Like "South Park".). It amazes me how Religious Conservatives think they can speak for an entire nation of people with such an incredibly narrow worldview. Gen. Boykin's comments have sparked a good deal of controversy, and rightly so. Even if his intent was to imply that the "Satan" he refers to are "Evil Terrorists", all that rational people heard was "We are fighting the dirty Muslims".

Way to set the War On Terror (TM) back a few steps there, Bill. Let me lay out a few things for you:

1. Until 100% of the population is in fact Christian, this will not be a Christian nation. If you look at current numbers, you'll actually find that not only support for but membership in your faith is declining rapidly in this nation.

2. As far as our "foundation and roots" being Judeo-Christian, there is just as much evidence to support the idea that the Founding Fathers were Diests as opposed to Christians, having had their fill of the religious oppression in Enlgand.

My point is this: if you are Christian, fine. I applaud you. Practice away. Do not, however, attempt to appoint yourself Moral Spokesperson for the USA. Do not assume to place your God as the backbone for governmental directive. And for God's sake, learn to phrase your opinions a bit more carefully.

Most Christians are logical, private people who just want their own way to worship. Too many, however, exude the qualities perpetuated by General Boykin--the know-it-all, seen-it-all, here's-what's-good-for-you attitude. Drives me up a wall. What, you think you have all the answers for yourself and everyone else?

Great, get in line.

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