18 July 2005

Notorious Christian terrorist Eric Rudolph was sentenced to two life terms on Monday

Of course, you won't see that headline in American newspapers, in regard to the infamous abortion clinic/Atlanta Olympics bomber.
Other things you won't see in the American press about this story (satire alert):

Thomas Friedman will not write an op-ed for the New York Times about what is wrong with white southern Christian males that they keep producing these terrorists. He will also not ask why Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson are not denouncing Eric Rudolph every day at the top of their lungs.

No reporter will interview frightened Iraqis about their fears at hearing that there are 138,000 armed Christians in their country belonging to the same faith as the bomber, Rudolph, some of them from his stomping grounds of Florida and North Carolina.

Daniel Pipes will not write a column for the New York Post suggesting that white southern Christians be put in internment camps until it can be determined why they keep producing terrorists and antisemites.

And so on.

Language usage is a powerful device, and while it is easily reasoned that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter, here is a vivid example where the same vile perpetrator of religous homicidal rage is described in much different terms than others who've committed the same offenses in the corporate controlled right wing press.

Comments

Yeah I saw that story and it just goes to show how they think, they would like to excuse Foreign Muslim terrorist because we have a few "Christian" terrorists here at home. The problem with that argument is that the "CHRISTIAN" teachings do not call for killing innocent people for any reason, rather that it’s best to die for innocents rather than to kill them. "CHRISTIAN" churches across America are not being used to spread a doctrine of hate and murder, rather of tolerance and understanding. A "true" follower of CHRIST opens his home to those not of the faith and anyone of any faith should be allowed into our churches to hear the word of GOD. I know this isn’t the case in all churches, I believe that it is true for most though. The fact of the matter is that it is human failing’s not "Christian" failings. The difference between the Muslim and Christian religions is that CHRIST died for our sins and taught us to LOVE our enemies, and Mohamed Killed for his sins and taught that anyone who is not of Muslim faith is beneath them and worthy of enslavement, torture, and Death. Mohamed’s religion was based on the humanistic nature selfish and ungodly that all false religions are based on; where as CHRIST'S teachings are of non human selflessness to the GLORY of GOD. I have yet to hear any MAJOR Christian LEADER call for the death of anyone dealing in abortion or any other immoral acts that many people in today’s world, even many Christians, are doing. Can the same be said for the mullahs and shaeks of Islam? You will have your Eric Rudolph’s and David Koresh's you will have your Jim Jones' and Aum Shinrikyos that twist the word of GOD and use it for their own selfish HATE-FILLED means. That is the simple fact as long as there are people who need an excuse for their hate and their own failings they will use religion as an excuse and a means to fulfill there evil deeds. Does that mean ALL religion is bad, no, just as all Muslims are not responsible for 9/11, Christians do however have a duty to confront those of our faith who use Christ as a shield and banner for promotion of hate, Violence, and Murder. In truth we must depend on GOD to show what is right and to punish those who are wrong. It's wrong to kill a doctor who performs Abortion just as it is wrong to perform an Abortion.

FROM A "white southern Christian male"

THIS ARTICLE IS RACIST AND VERY OFFENSIVE. I DOUBT IT WOULD BE CONSIDERED SATIRE IF IT WAS TALKING ABOUT BLACK NORTHERN MUSLIM FEMALES.

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