Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Is This What Andy McCarthy Was Doing?

Osama bin Laden today gave a speech to his party followers in Waziristan. What follows are excerpts from his remarks:
—We are in a period when we are surrounded by paganism. And paganism is on offence and that's why our first great challenge is spiritual.

—Reignite in people an understanding that the heart of your life is subordination to God, the heart of your life is seeking God's will and that all of us are weak and vulnerable, all of us make mistakes, but that all are welcomed by a loving God.

—Reach out to everybody in the country who is not yet saved and . . . help them understand the spiritual basis of a creator-endowed society.

—The beginning of wisdom and virtue is a recognition of our subordination to God, and to the fact that a life without God is a life so empty that even drugs and alcohol and other things cannot fill it.

—This is a country in hunger for another Great Awakening, a wave of belief which has again and again swept this country and fundamentally changed us.

8 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's Jonanism that is on offence.

That's the real problem.

P.S. Did Calling All Toasters really invent that as recently as 2/27/2008? (I was checking the internets to see if the proper spelling included an 'h'.)

And Pinko Punko was right there...sort of like the obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
~

Righteous Bubba said...

It seems like it's been forever, doesn't it? For fucking ever.

Mendacious D said...

Captcha implores me to use an oustroph. This makes a fine method of punctuation for His Imminence.

Of the get-the-fuck-out variety.

Any typographers in the house?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Righteous Bubba is Burt Prelutsky and Mendacious D is Ed Whelan.

I am opposed to the whole 'outing a pseudonymous blogger' trend. It makes me fear the places I hang out.

Skablop. 6th wave ska revival. Indeed, capcha, we will skablank.

Rusty Shackleford said...

USN&WR religion coverer posits a Newt vs. Sarah! battle in 2012, in which advantage will be gained by the combatant most prolific in speaking in the tongues of the charismatics.

Hmm.

Then again, this same writer takes public credit for writing a book entitled The Jesus Machine: How James Dobson, Focus on the Family, and Evangelical America are Winning the Culture War.

Winning, indeed.

Righteous Bubba said...

USN&WR religion coverer posits a Newt vs. Sarah! battle in 2012

Surely they'll try to prevent that from happening. Newt's your standard evil asshole, but those are a dime a dozen. Palin's really the totem of stupidity and even arguing against her is a blow to anyone's dignity.

herr doktor bimler said...

Gulling the credulous with bogus appeals to spirituality is a time-honoured US tradition, isn't it? Imagine how much poorer your culture would be without cynical religious opportunism. No 'Wiseblood', no 'Night of the Hunter'.

Long-term, once-powerful political insiders calling for a spiritual re-awakening that shake a corrupt ossified establishment, as soon as their party is out of power... another time-honoured tradition.

Capcha is demanding Paria Law.

Righteous Bubba said...

I much preferred pupportunism.