We all know I don’t have cable. I have Netflix, which means an unending supply of documentaries. I don’t know what mood I was in when I set up this most recent grouping but it features James Ellroy’s Feast of Death. And a really interesting one called Suicide Killers. Today is about Suicide Killers.
Within the fanatical fringe of the Muslim religion, you have these radicalized clerics telling the young people that they cannot have a girlfriend and they cannot marry unless they have a dowry and that they must practice abstinence. Sound familiar? This creates all these frustrated youth who are told all the time to just pray away the throbbing beast within. Sound familiar? BUT if they are to strap on an explosive device and blow themselves to kingdom come they will be greeted by 72 virgins and rivers and gardens and Paradise. And remember they live in the freaking desert. What sounds better to a young man? 72 virgins and rivers and gardens or abstinence and sand and flies? They choose to end their suffering and get after the 72 virgins. There is the manipulation.
We get all self righteous because they want to kill Jews and Americans, but the Queen of Juxtipostion has to ask “What are we thinking?”
Right here in America we have Pastor Curtis Knapp.
“Terrorists are dangerous, the economy is a real and present danger,” Pastor Curtis Knapp told his congregation on Sunday. “But there is simply nothing other than the holocaust of the unborn which imperils the safety of our country or places our people in jeopardy as does the leader of the Western world publicly raising his fist at the heavens and declaring that the bedrock institution of society, ordained of God and meant to be protected by the state, is little more than a convention of convenience with the children of Sodom to transform the meaning of something, which is precious to Jesus Christ, and a living picture of his love for the church into a legally protected justification for perversion and a vehicle of hatred aimed directly at that love.”
Knapp went on to read from Leviticus 20: “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death.”
“They should be put to death,” Knapp declared. “‘Oh, so you’re saying we should go out and start killing them, no?’ — I’m saying the government should. They won’t, but they should.”
“You say, ‘Oh, I can’t believe you, you’re horrible. You’re a backwards neanderthal of a person.’ Is that what you’re calling scripture? Is God a neanderthal, backwards in his morality? Is it His word or not? If it’s His word, he commanded it. It’s His idea, not mine. And I’m not ashamed of it.”
What is the matter with Kansas? And really, what is the difference between this guy and the clerics who are telling the young Muslims to go kill infidels so they can get their 72 virgins?
In my mind nothing. They are both terrorists.