Sunday, September 17, 2006

What's Rosie's excuse?

Previous CBT postA great column this week from Kevin McCullough on the utter confusion of Rosie O'Donnell.
The profound ignorance of the statements not only reveals Rosie's absolute incapacity to comprehend the serious matter of the war on terror but more importantly the eternal issue of her soul.

In comparing the harshest moments of the historical crusades Rosie's point would have still been amiss, but notice she specified the type of Christianity she considers dangerous, the kind of Christianity that we have in America.

Pardon me for brushing aside a lot of speculation and get straight to the issue, Rosie hates evangelicals. The kinds of Christians that scare her most are the radical ones. Roughly translated that means - the ones who actually live by what they believe. ...

Rosie hates evangelicals.

... Rosie refuses to recognize that Muslims whose doctrine calls for them to kill us are attempting to do just that, while at the same time evangelical Christians share a theology that speaks to the need for grace to those who are in danger, and mercy for those who repent. There are thousands of Christian pastors who even this day are prepared to launch their congregations into tremendous acts of compassion for those needing emergency help and care. Juan Williams, an NPR liberal, detailed as much to me this week as well as in his new book Enough, in the immediate aftermath of Katrina.

But the easy comparisons aside Rosie's statement says much more about her own belief system. ...

... Rosie’s statement also reveals a deep seated anger against a group of people that believe in moral absolutes. The idea of an objective source by which we can understand the difference in right and wrong is a concept that people like Rosie run from. It scares them, and the only way they can respond is in emotional anger to reality that they can not change.

right and wrong is a concept
that people like Rosie run from

In the world Rosie would like to live in, she wishes there would be no evil. In acknowledging that there is as much, she is also admitting to a greater moral structure that she must measure herself by each day, and in that she falls short - as do we all.

Rosie lives the way mankind always has when they reject God. They convince themselves that if no one gets hurt by what they do - then there is no such thing as right or wrong. So secrets are made, deeds are engaged in, and illicit sin holds a sway over their lives to the point where boldness begins to be craved.

Convinced over a long enough period of time that the deeds they know to be wrong will not harm them, they wish to force the rest of society to agree with them. The most important object in their way becomes the voices of those who would remind them that what they are doing is not good for them. And their most important goal becomes to equivocate or eliminate those voices.

they wish to force the rest
of society to agree with them

Rosie is angry with radical Christians, because radical Christians know a peace and resolve about their life that she has yet to find. She believes "radical Christianity" is dangerous because she views it as something that will limit her ability to do what she wishes.

What she doesn't understand is the incredible freedom she would find in embracing it.
Rosie needs to spend some time trying to understand. (MEMRI is very informative)

Doug Giles suggests hunting is the answer... he may be onto something.

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