Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Questioning the Bush Administration is Now Blasphemy and Sinful – Commandment XI Thou Shalt Not Question the Lord Thy Bush!

Daithí Mac Lochlainn over at Gaelic Starover reports: Last week, David Ray Griffin appeared on the Tucker Carlson’s show on MSNBC.Mr. Carlson states that it is “wrong, blasphemous and sinful” to entertain suspicions about the events of September 11, 2001 and to seek the truth."Blasphemy" and "sin" are theological terms and "theology" is, of course, the study of God.

Theologian Francisco Suárez defined blasphemy as “any word of malediction, reproach, or contumely pronounced against God”. Most theistic religions seem to define blasphemy similarly, often extending it to include offenses against prophets and saints.

It is quite disturbing to hear anyone suggest that exercising one’s First Amendment right and daring to question elements within the Federal Government are “blasphemous”. Mr. Carlson’s statement is in itself blasphemous, idolatrous and indicative of the spiritual debauchery of this new century.

-- Daithí

I don’t know if I buy Griffin’s claims. I haven’t read his books, but it is interesting that so many Republicans think questioning Bush is blasphemous and sinful. Tucker Carlson is by no means unique in that feeling although this is the only video I’ve seen of a Republican actually saying that questioning Bush is blasphemous and sinful and therefore: Bush is God. But the implication that questioning Bush is sinful is quite prevalent from the right wing. And therefore the implication that Bush is a type of deity is equally prevalent among his supporters whether voiced or simply held in their hearts.

No one during Clinton’s time in office was stupid enough to say that of those critical of him. But as soon as Bush became president those critical of his policies were branded as un-American, unpatriotic, and now blasphemous and sinful.

There have been many leaders of the past who believed they were a god: the Emperor of Japan, the pharaohs of Egypt to name but two. President Bush has now become a third. Interesting to note that the pharaohs of Egypt fell from power crushed by Rome and the Emperor of Japan was forced to shamefully admit to his people that he was not a god when Japan suffered humiliating defeat at the hands of the allies in World War II. I hope the US does not suffer a humiliating defeat because Bush or his supporters entertain delusions of godhood.


Blogger Daithí said...

Spot on, Joe!

Indeed, worship of the state is the ultimate form of idolatry!

8:10 AM  

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