Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Running update (of sorts) plus more!

Ok, the “running update” is a little misleading.  I fully intended to run this morning…  (how many times do I start a running update with “I fully intended…”)


I fully intended to run this morning.  I was planning on getting up at 5, hitting the road by 5:15, then being back by 6 to feed the baby, shower, and get on with the day.

The baby kept me up ‘till 11, then I couldn’t get to sleep ‘till 1, then I didn’t hear the alarm ‘till 6:30.  Oddly enough, even without the baby keeping us up I wouldn’t have heard the alarm until 6 because I forgot to set it back to 5.  There you have it.  Maybe I’ll get a run in tomorrow morning.



Plus more:


The Iranian president (whose name I cannot pronounce, much less spell) referred in his speech last night at the United Nations to the prophet Jesus Christ in this context (not a direct quote):  nations’ spirituality must be respected and nations must be allowed to follow the teachings of the prophets, from the prophet Adam, to the prophet Moses, to the prophet Abraham, to the prophet Jesus Christ, to the prophet Mohammed.  First, if he was just a prophet his name is not Jesus Christ.  Christ is the title assigned to the messiah.  Jesus the prophet is Jesus Barjoseph or some such.  They didn’t use last names very much before the 1300s.  So the initial logical discrepancy of the statement is right there.
Second, the ideal he calls for is not so bad.  Nations should be allowed to follow whatever wacky state religion they want to, just so long their wacky state religion is not forced by that state on my state.  It was a good speech.  Really, it was.  Go digging for the full video file… it’s probably on YouTube by now.  And compare our president’s speech with their president’s speech.


But the story that will not be reported and the much larger story indeed is the complete lack of riots, murders, and mosque attacks last night and in the upcoming days due to someone blaspheming the Christian faith.  Dare to say “Mohammed was just this guy, no particular prophetic ability” and car bombs go off all over the world, entire governments condemn you, and riots break out with burning effigies and (for some reason) burning American flags.


Christians say Jesus is Lord.  However, if you dare to say the Christian God is just some prophet, the world sleeps on.  Nothing happens.


One of these things is not like the other.  One of these things is not the same.


A minor additional note:

Iran’s president also called for the addition of 3 states to the Security Council as permanent members—one from Africa, one from South America, and one from the “non-aligned movement”.  That brings the total permanent members to 8, plus Japan and Germany who have been lobbying for years to get into the game would bring the number to 10 princes… er, delegates on the Security Council.  It probably won’t ever happen.  Probably.  Maybe.


[Since there are some who won’t get the reference, 10 princes are referred to in Revelation, but I’m not suggesting the end times are nigh and you should repent…  or am I?  DA DA DUHHHHHH!]


Blogger Vic said...

it was a good speech? Except for the fact that he's a megamaniacal murderer and bold-face liar. You've got to be kidding. It was a good speech? The thug has no business at the podium much less within our borders period. He should have been arrested on the spot for the murder of that Canadian journalist.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Calm down there, cowboy. I didn't say I agreed with much of what he said, only that he calls for the same ideal we call for (even if he doesn't actually do it)--he's using our rhetoric against us.
Find the audio--it's a very interesting window.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Vic said...

Ok, I'm calm. I've heard it and read it several times. Have you heard the last 2 paragraphs quoted on any news shows or printed in any newspapers?

"I emphatically declare that today's world, more than ever before, longs for just and righteous people with love for all humanity; and above all longs for the perfect righteous human being and the real savior who has been promised to all peoples and who will establish justice, peace and brotherhood on the planet.

0, Almighty God, all men and women are Your creatures and You have ordained their guidance and salvation. Bestow upon humanity that thirsts for justice, the perfect human being promised to all by You, and make us among his followers and among those who strive for his return and his cause."

This guy is scary.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

I didn't say he wasn't scary.

9:19 PM  

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