The Pope at Ground Zero
Eight years ago a Chariot of Faith, gleaming from the assembly line of the Christian right, delivered George “Jesus-in-my-heart” Bush to the White House.
The Americans lay claim to a unique kind of “special” – said Joseph Lieberman during a campaign speech at Fellowship Chapel, Detroit, August 27, 2000, “We are, after all, not just another nation, but ‘one nation under God.’”
Yet, in 2001, a few months after the Religious Right swept to power, aircraft, large passenger jets, no less, were parked in the World Trade Centre and in the Pentagon. Thousands died. And many more thousands died in the ensuing wars. And are still dying.
I find it mind numbing that the representative of “God” on earth – The “Holy Father” can now ask “His Omnipotence” – at Ground Zero, the very scene of the disaster – for His blessing and repair and protection.
It was on God’s watch that the disaster happened… and here the same guy who fucked up is asked to please come protect us again!?
“Get back on the wall, Goddy – but watch out this time, will ya!?”
God’s incompetent, sorry ass should have been fired eons ago. But here Americans ask Him to help once more.
Are Christians masochistic weirdos or simply plain fuckin’ stupid?