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11.27.2005    |    Hard to disagree...
...even when it's one of the sworn enemies of Western civilization. In this case, it is Abdul Aziz Hakim, head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. Catchy title, no? Don't think this guy is much of a liberal, in the classic Enlightenment sense of freedom of conscience and all the other freedoms that flow from it.

Nevertheless, this moke is getting impatient with our oh so slow pacification of his beloved cesspool, Iraq. From today's WaPo, here's the gist of it:
The leader of Iraq's most powerful political party has called on the United States to let Iraqi fighters take a more aggressive role against insurgents, saying his country will only be able to defeat the insurgency when the United States lets Iraqis get tough.
Of course, since this spawn of Satan isn't a neocon (he probably hates Jews only a little less than Cindy Sheehan does) nor a card-holding member of the Republican Party, he must be ok.

That last was sarcasm, just in case there are any members of the ACLU who stumble on this blog. The point? Shiites are primitives, tribal in nature, without the morality that Christians and Jews (and Hindus and Buddhists, for that matter) take for granted. In the Muslim world, those who stray from the bounds of acceptable theology (acceptable to the beholder, that is) are subhuman. Hence, any, and all, measures, however heinous, are justified.

The statements coming from this Shiite are more than sufficient for me: let's get out and let them all kill each other. We should not sully what's left of our good name, not to mention our good nature, trying to save these people who are mired in a 7th century religion of the sword.

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Welcome. My name is John Luke Rich, (very) struggling Christian. The focus here is Christianity in its many varieties, its fussing and feuding, how it impacts our lives and our society, with detours to consider it with other faiths (or lack thereof).

Call this blog my way of evangelizing on the internet.

Putting it differently, we're only here on this earth a short time. It's the rest of eternity that we should be most concerned about. Call it the care and feeding of our souls.

I was born Jewish, and born again in Christ Jesus over thirty years ago. First as a Roman Catholic; now a Calvinist by persuasion and a Baptist by denomination. But I'm hardly a poster boy for doctrinal rigidity.

I believe that Scripture is the rock on which all Christian churches must stand -- or sink if they are not so grounded. I believe that we are saved by faith, but hardly in a vacuum. That faith is a gift from God, through no agency on our part -- although we sometimes turn a deaf ear and choose to ignore God's knocking on the door.

To be Christian is to evangelize. Those who think it not their part to evangelize perhaps haven't truly understood what our Lord told us in Matthew 28. We must preach the Gospel as best we are able. Using words if necessary.

Though my faith waxes and wanes, it never seems to go away. Sometimes I wish it would, to give me some peace of mind. But then, Jesus never said that walking with Him was going to be easy...

Final note: I also blog as Jack Rich on cultural, political and other things over at Wrong Side of the Tracks

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