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July 24, 2003

The Law and the law

I just subjected myself to an hour of CBN news. "Homosexuality" was the topic at hand and their related Operation Supreme Court Freedom initiative to pray for a different Supreme Court. Sneering asides about freedom of expression do not sit well with claims to understand what the framers of the American Constitution had in mind given the prominence of the First Amendment.

What set me to yelling at the television set were their subsequent claims that Satan would come to people in a false guise claiming to speak for salvation. Here is what I have to say to that: their ministry misquotes scripture, picks and chooses from Mosaic law to fit their contemporary prejudices and does so with a hand out for my money. Yet they have the presumption, the temerity, to claim a direct, personal experience of the life and the light is a false supernatural message.

On the contrary. CBN is not only speaking against liberty and for the morality of the Taliban. In their arrogance, pride and greed CBN is speaking against Christ. Yes, I mean that in its most basic, technical sense.

And then... I have spent a couple minutes looking at a purple polar bear and am now feeling calm (purple polar bear courtesy of Abraca-Pocus!). I wonder what Robertson thinks of purple polar bears? He probably thinks they are Satanic too. Hmm. Clearly, not calm enough yet.

Ok, going to go read some William Blake.

God Appears & God is Light
To those poor Souls who dwell in the Night,
But does a Human Form Display
To those who Dwell in Realms of day.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 24, 2003 10:02 AM