Friday, June 29, 2007

Ann, Elizabeth, Luke and Ron

Dealing with my apartment's mini-flood, I missed the following quote made by Ann Coulter on GOOD MORNING AMERICA earlier this week...

"If I'm going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot"
- Ann Coulter

Later in the week, when Ms. Coulter was on HARDBALL WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS, Elizabeth Edwards said the following via phone...

"The things she (Coulter) has said over the years, not just about John but about other candidates, lowers the political dialogue at precisely the time we need to raise it."
- Elizabeth Edwards

Ms. Edwards went on to say that the felt Ms. Coulter's words were "a dialogue on hatefulness and ugliness."

While I absolutely agree with Ms. Edwards that Ms. Coulter's words are indeed hateful and ugly, I find them interesting when compared to a comment she made two days after the tragedy of September 11th...

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."
- Ann Coulter

It's fascinating to me that the warmongers in this country are the very same people who claim to know and to love Jesus Christ.

I am not a Bible scholar, but I can read The Gospel of Luke which says...

But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.

Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

- Luke 6:27-31, KJV

In my opinion, no one running for the Office of the Presidency understands this more than Congressman Ron Paul.

I never would have thought in a million years that I would seriously consider voting for a Republican, but after seeing this clip of Congressman Paul at one of the earlier Republican debates, I believe I have found a man who might possibly be able to bring the country out of the Bush darkness.

"We need to look at what we do from the perspective of what would happen if somebody else did it to us."
- Congressman Ron Paul

I was in the Middle East in 2000. When the towers fell, I remembered the people I had met, the things they said. It was clear to me that from everything they knew and understood about us, we are the Evil Empire. We are the baby killers.

If we truly are the ultimate Super Power in the world and if we do believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ, shouldn't we be the first to sit down at the table, talk to our enemies and try to understand why they hate us BEFORE we bomb their cities, kill their civilians and take over countries?

Apparently not. Christians like Ms. Coulter and G.W. call for and give an eye for an eye. Ms. Coulter even goes so far as to want to "kill their leaders."

Ms. Coulter, if Paris Hilton actually did read her Bible in prison, perhaps she could teach you this very basic verse from Luke...

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
- Luke 6:37, KJV


dirk.mancuso said...

Is it just me, or is Ann Coulter like the hottest babe around? Smart, sexy, and oh-so opinionated.

Excuse me, won't you? I've got to go "pray away the gay" so I can find a gal as nifty as Ann.

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Stephen Rader said...

Dirk - Pray the gay away. Both praying and gay'ing oftentimes have people on their knees. I think I've just discovered why prayer won't "turn" us straight! :)

Aaron said...

Ann Coulter can easily recommend converting others to Christianity. That way, she'll never come across them in any church.

Is it just me, or is she just getting fuckin' ugly? Every picture of her now makes her face look like American cheese that's melted and re-hardened before you peel the wrapper off, so the creases are still there.

Stephen Rader said...

Aaron - Oh, she is ugly. But more than that, she looks slutty, too. Not slutty in a good way - - like me. More like trampy. Like syphillis trampy.