Now that makes a lot of sense, doesn't it? A bit redundant. Maybe even overkill. But that seems to be the reaction of a lot of right wing, flag waving news personalities of late. Especially those of a religious bent, speaking from their paid-for-by-me pulpits.
On his 700 Club TV show yesterday, Pat Robertson claimed that Islam is "not a religion," but "a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination":
ROBERTSON: That is the ultimate aim. And they talk about infidels and all this, but the truth is that's what the game is. So you are dealing with not a religion. You're dealing with a political system. And I think we should treat it as such and treat its adherences as such as we would members of the Communist Party or members of some fascist group. Well, it's a tragedy. Our hearts go out to the families who suffered. But those in the Army should be held on account for the fact they let this man loose.
That is from the blog THE REACTION, which is a must-read for thinking people. Why do we condemn a whole group of people for the irrational acts of one man? Can I rightfully say that all Baptists or evangelicals are insane murderers because one blew up a clinic and killed a doctor who performed abortions? During WWII we rounded up, put in concentration camps, and tormented Japanese/American citizens because they might be spies. Yet we get extremely indignant and outraged (there's that word again) when an American citizen is singled out, ridiculed, or prosecuted by another country, rightly or wrongly. America: home of the free and the double standard.
God made man in his image, but he didn't make us all carbon copies. He made different nationalities and put us in different countries where various social and religious mores exist. He didn't leave a list stating that one was better than the other. He gave us all brains, but he didn't give us all intelligence apparently. It seems as if this great melting pot has become a boiling cauldron. Time to turn down the heat, I say.