Nuremberg Barbie’s Blasphemous Punchline

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  1. poncho

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    If I were in charge, reality TV celebrity Sarah Palin told the recent convention of the National Rifle Association, “waterboarding is how we [would] baptize terrorists.”


    Perhaps, as a friend of mine commented, Mrs. Palin would describe force-feeding of hunger strikers in Gitmo as a form of Communion.


    The calculated gibe – a casual blasphemy — was a flawless applause line for Palin’s audience, which drew heavily from among conservatives of the sort who are expansively skeptical of power unless it is deployed with lethal effect against anybody the Government has designated an enemy.


    Nuremberg Barbie’s punchline mocked both a sacred gesture of Christian commitment and the ineffaceable humanity of those accused of terrorism and other grievous crimes. Christian tradition and teaching have recognized for centuries that torture is not only ineffective in practical terms, but an abominable sin and a horrible crime.


    Does Sarah Palin believe that the Prince of Peace – who was tortured before giving His Life for our salvation – would support or countenance torture? A distressingly large number of American Evangelical Christians appear to think so.



    Read More At: http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/nuremberg-barbies-blasphemous-punchline/



     
  2. RLBosley

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    Not surprising at all. Disgusting but not surprising. For years there has been a meme on the internet with an identical message.

    EDIT: Found it

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    I would post, but since this subject came up before.....on another thread....
     
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    I'm having a hard time with Palin's comments.

    I'm on the fence about water boarding, but baptism is one of our sacraments.
     
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    Ordinances. We don't have sacraments.
     
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    Thanx, I was trying to think of the word.
     
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    If we'll accept this what's next? Bamboo under the fingernails? Cutting toes and ears off? Crushing children's privates in front of their parents? Remember it was John Yoo who made the claim the president could do this "legally" if he so chose.

    Where will we draw the line and will our political class that grows more corrupt and out of control by the minute pay any attention when we do?

    I reported my duplicate thread and asked to have one of them removed before either had any views.....so.....
     
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