Tuesday, September 19, 2006

pinions of buddy don: havin faith in whut ye bleeve

one of the thangs i wunder bout the crowd thats in cuntrol of our cuntry at the moment is why they dont have no faith in the thangs they claim they bleeve. they claim they bleeve in jesus christ n god the father n the words writ in the bible.

thems good wurds to say, but they gut to be backed up by deeds n thats whar this lil wanderin hillbilly gits cunfused. aint it by thar fruits that ye know em? aint thar fruits thar ackshuns, not thar wurds

heres my simple logick ...

furst, ye gut this life n the after life. thisn, cordin to the bible, gits ye three score n ten, more ifn yer lucky, less ifn yer not. but even the oldest livin humans dont git past, say, 150 years old.

nex, ye gut the after life, witch it dont have no end, meanin tiz eternull.

so ye gut give or take 70 years versus eternity.

whut duz jesus ast us to do with our 70 years? when it cums time fer im to deecide who gits to share eternity with im n who gits to be sent to a firey death, how duz he deecide?

he splains it all purty well in the 25th chaptur of matthew, witch thats the part i am trine to square with whut we are told we gut to do by all them christchuns, speshly our presdint who claims his favert flossofer is jesus.

we gut to take the fite to them, on a counta in the presdints worl n in the right wing christchun bleefs, this life is all that matters. ye kin do jes about whutever ye need to do ifn tiz to 'perteck' yer fambly n cuntry.

lets ignore whuther attackin them over thar keeps em frum attackin us over here. mayhap it do, but it seems to me a lil odd to deepend on the agreement of terrsts that they wont attack us here long as we keep attackin em thar. seems to me that jes heps tuther side manufackchur more terrsts.

the point is that jesus dint ast us to attack nobidy innywhar. he ast us to do jes the opposit. ifn we are struck on one cheek, we are spozed to turn tuthern.

we dont even pull out our swords to perteck jesus hisself, as ye mite member bout the story of the garden of gesthsemane whar peter pullt his sword n cut off the ear of one of them romans that had cum to take jesus away to be torcherd to death. jesus dint allow no such deefents n tole peter that ifn he wuz to live by the sword he wood die by it.

he dint ast us to make this worl a just place or make it safe fer deemocrussy nor nothin of that natchur. when satan tempted him in the desert by pointin out that he could have dominion over everthang, meanin he could brang deevine justus to everbidy, jesus refused to give in to the temptayshun.

n thats on a counta his misshun here wuz not to make a bunch of soljers feel good bout killin folks. he dint cum to pervide justus in this imperfeck worl whar all have sinned n fallen short of the glory of god.

he cum to rally us to a differnt kind of a fite, witch tiz each n every persuns own battle fer his own soul.

the battle of jesus is a spiritchul battle, not a physicull one.

why? on a counta this world dont matter nun, tiz only a brief instunt next to eternity.

so how are we, speshly them that claims jesus fer the savyer n wonts to have wars n such, how are we (n they) makin use of our preshus chants to save our own souls?

seems lack here lately the mane thang we are bein told is how we have to agree to bushs deesire to tortcher folks he suspecks of bein terrsts.

talk about invertin yer 'innocent till proven guilty' idee! ifn yer a suspeck, ye mite as well be guilty on a counta yer gonna be tortcherd innyway.

so how kin that cum out based on whut jesus tole us?

it dont look good fer them that bleeves in tortcherin n heres why i say so.

furst, shorely we wood all agree that ye dont gut nuthin no lower than a terrist. ye could quibble with that n argue that thays lesser beins, but ye dont git much lessern a terrst n ye mite could say they are the least amung us.

ifn ye read that 25th chaptur of matthew, ye will read bout the end of the worl whar jesus is separatin the goats frum the sheep. how duz he distinguish twixt folks? is it on how much money they made? how minny taxes they cut or gut out of payin? is it how minny abortionists they killt? is it whuther they made laws agin gay folks gittin hitched?

taint nun of that. heres whut jesus sed in matthew 25 versus 31 thru 40 bout whut yer treatment of such folks means:
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
so whut are they sayin we orta be able to do to these least amung us, these lowest of the low? n duz whut they say we should do fit with whut jesus ast us to do?

heres sum eggsamples frum dan froomkins revue of the press clippins on the subjeck. ye deecide whuther this wood git praze frum jesus at that final day in frunt of his throne. this quotes frum a washington post editorial quoted in a press revue writ by dan froomkin:
Writes The Post: "He's talking about the practice of sequestering terrorist suspects indefinitely and without charge in secret foreign locations and holding them incommunicado even from the International Red Cross. Until recently, such 'disappearances' were the signature of Third World dictatorships. . . .

"Mr. Bush also wants the CIA to be able to treat its detainees to such practices as 'cold cell,' or induced hypothermia, in which detainees are held naked in near-freezing temperatures and repeatedly doused with water; 'long standing,' in which prisoners are handcuffed in an uncomfortable standing position and forced to remain there for up to 40 hours; and prolonged sleep deprivation.

"Throughout the world and for decades, such practices have been called torture. That's what the United States called them when they were used by the Soviet KGB. As the president himself tacitly acknowledges, they violate Geneva and other international conventions as well as current U.S. law."
so we wonta be able to lock em up with no trial nor inny rite to see inny evidents agin em, strip em naked, putt em in a cold room n douse em with cold water, make em listen to bad loud musick, force em to stand in awkward posishuns fer 40 hours n yew name it. sum of em least amung us has even died frum such treatment.

but whut did jesus ast us to do?
'Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.'
but when, ast the rightchus, when did we ever see ye n do innythang lack that?
'Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.'
so i cum back to the beginnin, whar i wish them christchuns in charge had more faith in whut they claims to bleeve.

ifn they did, they woodnt half to take it on tharself to punish aborshunists on a counta ifn god dont lack whut they dun he kin give em judgment once the aborshunist is ded.

they woodnt half to wurry bout gays marryin on a counta ifn god dont lack em gittin hitched, he kin give em judgment after thar ded.

they woodnt half to take it on tharself to try to kill terrsts, witch far as we kin tell, trine to kill em all only makes more of em.

jesus asts us not to resist evil but to return it with luv, with good.

the war on terror, ultimately, means cunvintsin folks not to use the tacktick of terror. ifn ye have everbidy anser the call of jesus -- or abraham or mohammed or buddha or most inny relijus figger ye kin cum up with -- then ye kin let god do the judgin.

tiz sumthin jesus advised, agin in matthew, this time 7th chaptur, furst 5 versus:
Judge not, that ye be not judged.

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
no doubt sum of the folks that bleeves in whut we are a'doin wood claim that ifn we wuz to foller jesus twood jes make it that much easier fer the terrsts to kill us all.

mayhap tiz true. mayhap them terrsts wood git to rule fer thar three score n ten. but comparrd to eternity, that aint even the blank of a eye.

i aint claimin to be no christchun on a counta i know how far short of that ideal i fall. but i git annoyed at all them folks usin this fine peaceful relijun to justify whut evil they wonta do, even ifn tiz in the name of good.

but even ifn i aint no christchun, i kin read n understand whut jesus wuz astin of his deeciples n thay aint nuthin atall in thar bout killin folks.

caint the christchuns thats runnin thangs these days have faith in the god they loudly claim they bleeve in? caint they trust thar god to handle the judgin?

jesus dint resist even bein torcherd.

corse, he did have faith.

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