If you didn’t already know it, Sarah Palin is kind of an idiot. But she proved that even further when she spoke at the NRA’s rally over the weekend.
[In full disclosure, I’m a heavy gun rights advocate and used to be a member of the NRA. That was before I realized they were really more into selling out for a couple of okay things instead of having any kind of integrity in their stances.]
After Palin said that good ol’ ‘Merica needs to be the “fear of God” into terrorists, she said that if she were in charge, everyone would know that “waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”
That statement is just how much social religion has turned what used to be theologically awesome Christianity (see: Puritanism) into moralistic bullshit deism. It must be called such strong words because it’s such an offense to what she claims to represent.
When she says we need to put the “fear of God” into terrorists, she really means the “fear of ‘Merica,” because she’s bitten hook, line and sinker into the cult of ‘Merican idolatry.
|Tack on a dispensationalist Star of David, and you don’t even know what team she’s on anymore.
That’s further evidenced by her desire to baptize terrorists via waterboarding. Who needs Jesus when you can kill those walking blasphemies?
Granted, I used to buy into the whole “kill ’em all and let God sort ’em out” mindset. And there’s definitely room killing a whole lot of them, especially if they’re actively attempting to kill us (Note: not with drones that kill innocents and not with undeclared pseudo-wars), but they’re still sinful humans in need of grace.
What Palin’s statement ultimately says is that she and we are inherently better than those Muhammad worshiping bastards, so let’s just send ’em on to hell. She has no understanding that she deserves to burn eternally just as much as they do.
I’m not getting all hippie pacifist here, because I believe there’s an appropriate time for killing people in defense, but isn’t this exactly the opposite of what Jesus meant when he told us to love and pray for our enemies? I’m pretty sure it is. I’m pretty we should be more eager to send missionaries and Bibles than cruise missiles and tanks to the Middle East. Obviously, that would mean we have to take the Gospel seriously.
|“Sarah, you might want to read this sometime.”
Palin and most of ‘Merica obviously don’t care about actual baptism by water and Spirit; maybe that’s why so many people are hostile toward American Christianity. We’re more concerned with people acting nice than about the condition of their souls.
:Let’s hope she’s never in charge.