Sunday, September 07, 2008

Corrective Bible Study for Palin

Though Sarah Palin would like us to believe that her Christianity is evidence of her being an especially fine human being, a listener who emailed Friday's Diane Rehm Show, Hour 1 (26 minutes in on the podcast), cut through the pollution-filled PR on Palin to deliver a shuddering message:

"As a committed Christian, I was deeply offended by Sarah Palin and the Republican delegates mocking and belittling community organizers the other night... Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor."

Based on recent reports regarding her support of polluters in Alaska and incompetence as a Mayor (here and here), it looks Ms. Palin may also need a review of the Ten Commandments.

Of course, as a "Christian", Ms. Palin could simplify her study by simply reviewing the way Jesus Christ condensed the commandments,

Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

This is the first and great commandment.

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Ah, yes, the Golden Rule. That would solve a lot of the problem. . .

Meanwhile, readers may consider weighing in on Ms. Palin's rude and misleading comments - especially those which ignored Obama's decision to go beyond organizing and get the education needed to legally advocate as a civil rights attorney, teach constitutional law for 12 years, and eventually work as a lawmaker, with a total of 11 years experience between the Illinois and U.S. Senate –

By making a donation to the nonprofit "community organizer" of your choice.

Given the well documented concerns about election theft, one of the many groups that work tirelessly to set us back on track as a democracy, where there is a desire that our votes be counted, might be a good place to start.

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