Christian Killer Par Excellence
by Laurence M. Vance: The
Flat Tax Is Not Flat and the FairTax Is Not†Fair
As I wrote
Killers" way back in 2004, the phrase ought to be just
as perplexing as Christian adulterers, Christian drug addicts, Christian
prostitutes, Christian pimps, Christian gangsta rappers, or Christian
fighting the bogus war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan while in
the "service" of the U.S. military is a Christian killer.
He is not a hero. He is not defending our freedoms. He is not protecting
the United States. He is not fighting "over there" so
we wonít have to fight "over here." He is not avenging
the 9/11 attacks. He is not keeping American safe from terrorists.
He is not ensuring that we continue to speak English. He is not
guaranteeing our First Amendment rights. He is not fighting for
truth, justice, and the American way.
And he is certainly
not defending the United States, guarding U.S. shores, securing
U.S. borders, patrolling U.S. coasts, and enforcing no-fly zones
over U.S. skies.
We can dismiss
a buffoon and opportunist like Rudy
Giuliani for equating Osama bin Laden with Hitler and saying
that he "wanted to be the one" to kill him since he is
better known as a drag
queen than a Christian.
But what are
we to make of Doug Giles, a conservative Christian columnist for
and the "senior pastor" of Clash
Church, meeting inside the Residence Inn in Aventura, Florida?
Giles is a
Christian killer par excellence. He is not a
Christian warmonger on steroids and he is not the
greatest Christian warmonger of all time, but he is a Christian
killer par excellence.
Giles is the
author of the article "Why
Christians Should Rejoice That UBL Is Dead and in Hell."
I am reproducing his entire article, not only because it is short,
but because it has to be read in its entirety to be believed:
Let me go
on the record stating that as a Christian I am completely cool
with our Navy SEAL Team Six killing Usama. Or is it Osama? Does
anyone know? I heard he liked it both ways. Anyway, the only thing
that makes me sad about bin Ladenís death, as an orthodox Christian,
is that a). It didnít happen on Christmas or Easter, and b). The
rude SEAL Team Six didnít include me along to pull the trigger.
the SEALs require those who go on their missions to be physically
and psychologically fit to the nth degree and stuff Ė yíknow,
like being able to swim like Esther Williams during a hurricane
with a wildebeest strapped to oneís back. When they told me that,
I was like, "Whatever." And the SEALs were like, "Pfff."
And thus they chose someone else to whack that wacky bastard.
So, I guess Iíll have to settle for seconds and wait to play the
forthcoming Xbox video game based on the Abbottabad raid entitled,
SEAL Team Six: Whoís Yoí Mama, Usama? But I digress.
So, why do
I bring up my Christianity in conjunction with my satisfaction
with Usama getting capped? Well, itís principally because of the
rank anti-biblical bollocks coming from pastors and priests who
believe that Christians should not be happy that bin Laden has
now been eaten by groupers at the bottom of the Indian Ocean (or
wherever the heck they tossed his damnable corpse).
Bill OíReilly had a Catholic priest, Father Beck, on his show
this past week who not only said we should dial down on our biblical
joy that this evil SOB was shot but that we shouldíve "loved
him," "forgiven him," and "not judged him"
because "we donít know what was in Usamaís wittle heart that
caused him to kill tens of thousands of people worldwide."
To hear this
cat talk, it sounds like all UBL simply needed was some Xanax,
a new coloring book and a little face time with Dr. Drew because
his daddy didnít love him enough or something.
Crock Ė I mean Beck Ė call me a heretic because I believe those
commands to "love, forgive and not judge" donít extend
to a sick, twisted, violent, God-hating, woman abusing, implacable,
wicked dog like bin Laden but rather to personal verbal detractors
of oneís faith (yíknow, people who donít pose a grave global security
I wrote in my best selling book, Raising
Righteous & Rowdy Girls, about how I raised my girls:
If youíre made fun of, ridiculed, or maligned for your beliefs,
donít sweat it; love and pray for your enemies and learn what
Iíve learned over many years: Other peopleís animosity can actually
sell a lot of books.
should someone want to physically harm you in some form or fashion
(say, a rapist or a terrorist) then itís okay for you to defend
yourself and hurt him or, if need be, kill him. Call me the devil.
In my world the good person should live and the evil person should
Love Machine: Usama wasnít some angry blogger who merely said
mean crap about Christians and western culture; he was a malevolent,
murderous Saladin wannabe who was part and parcel of the massive,
heartless slaughter of men, women and children both here and abroad.
Remember? If not, hereís UBLís résumé
should rejoice because bin Laden was decidedly evil; his body
is currently the main course for coconut crabs at 300 feet; and
his soul is browning on Danteís BBQ. Providence, via our ministers
of death, the bad ass SEAL Team Six, plucked a foul weed from
this planet and officially ended his reign of terror. I guarantee
that when the SEALsí 5.56mm round exited Usamaís brain at 3,000
feet per second the Father, Son and Holy Spirit stood up and said
to each other, "High five!" and then after that congratulatory
moment simultaneously said like preternatural triplets, "Whoís
next?" And you know what? We should feel the same way.
Giles is a
Christian killer par excellence because he doesnít even think it
necessary to put on a military uniform before he blows someone away,
in the name
of the Lord, of course.
Now, I make
no apologies for Osama bin Laden. I deplore any acts of terrorism
he may have planned, instigated, attempted, inspired, or carried
out. I repudiate his religion, his invective, and any evil he may
have thought, spoken, or performed. I even abhor his unkempt beard.
paragraph is for those who planned on e-mailing me about how I am
a defender of bin Laden, pro-Muslim, insensitive to the families
who lost loved ones on 9/11, and/or an America-hating liberal scumbag.)
believe that bin Laden was evil, I am not stupid enough to think,
like Rudy Giuliani, that bin Laden should be equated with Hitler
or Stalin. I also believe that Bush, Obama, the vast majority of
the members of Congress, and the leadership of both major political
parties are evil, but I would never make the mistake of likening
any of them to Hitler or Stalin.
bin Laden with killing tens of thousands of people worldwide. I
think he is confusing him with George W. Bush.
It is sad to
see that nothing has brought out patriotism in Americans like the
murder of someone they donít like. Yet, most Americans that cheered
the Seal Team Death Squad for assassinating Osama bin Laden in the
same breath mentioned the terrorist attacks of 9/11. But when has
the U.S. government ever actually laid out the evidence that bin
Laden was connected with 9/11? On the FBIís Ten
Most Wanted list, there is no connection given between bin Laden
Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings
of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and
Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition,
Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the
Bin Laden also
appears on the FBIís Most
Wanted Terrorists list. Again, there is no mention of his connection
with the attacks of 9/11.
about this curious omission, FBI spokesman Rex
Tomb said: "The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama
bin Ladenís Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence
connecting bin Laden to 9/11."
rejected an offer in 2001 by the Taliban to turn over bin Laden
to a neutral country for trial if the United States presented evidence
that he was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Bush
refused and said: "Thereís no need to discuss innocence
or guilt. We know heís guilty."
In an interview
with bin Laden first published on September 28, 2001, he denied
any involvement in the 9/11 attacks:
I have already
said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the
United States. As a Muslim, I try my best to avoid telling a lie.
I had no knowledge of these attacks, nor do I consider the killing
of innocent women, children, and other humans as an appreciable
act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children,
and other people.
the act of 11 September are not the friends of the American people.
I have already said that we are against the American system, not
against its people, whereas in these attacks, the common American
people have been killed.
Was bin Laden
lying? Perhaps. But he is certainly more believable than the lying
George WMD Bush.
But even if
bin Laden planned every detail of the 9/11 attacks himself, the
perpetrators of those attacks died with their victims. Is there
any evidence that bin Laden directly killed anyone? He may have
killed Soviet soldiers when they invaded Afghanistan while supplied
with weapons by the CIA, but he was applauded as a freedom fighter
also maintains that bin Laden posed a grave global security threat.
This was a threat of our making. For years U.S. foreign policy has
been aggressive, reckless, belligerent, interventionist, and meddling.
U.S. foreign policy sows discord among nations, stirs up strife
where none existed, intensifies the hatred that many foreigners
around the world have for Americans and each other, and creates
terrorists faster than we can kill them.
someone should tell Christian killer par excellence "Pastor"
Giles that rejoicing in the damnation of another soul is not a Christian
attitude, though I suspect that his grasp of Christianity isnít
any better than his knowledge of U.S. foreign policy.
M. Vance [send him mail]
writes from central Florida. He is the author of Christianity
and War and Other Essays Against the Warfare State, The
Revolution that Wasn't, and Rethinking
the Good War. His latest book is The
Quatercentenary of the King James Bible. Visit his
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