It’s really hard to categorize what “low” is when it comes to the dregs like the National Post. But in today’s editorial, entitled Perverting the Holy Spirit, Barbara Kay (keep an eye on this one, she’s priceless) upbraids the rabbis that attended the Holocaust deniers “conference” and the “useful idiot” Christian Peacemakers Team in Iraq. I won’t discuss the rabbi situation, as I’m not that familiar with the background or religio-political arguments they espouse, however, I do take umbrage with her remarks on the CPT.
Remember them, the guys that were held hostage earlier this year while working with Iraqi citizens? In Kay-land, this is apparently “acting as human shields”, just so you know. Anyway, remember how they got the entire Right-wing military masturbation sect into a froth by not being grateful enough for being rescued? Well, apparently putting your unarmoured ass on the line for the sake of peace is a “perverted spiritual impulse” and “hubristic”. Check this out:
Hubristically, Christian Peacemakers (comparing themselves to “Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Jesus”) has put fellow Christians and Westerners at risk by imitating a simplistically masochistic version of a theologically complex Christ.
Did you catch it? Theologically complex Christ. Yeah, it’s pretty hard to take a simple doctrine – “love thy neighbour”, stack in on top of “do not kill” and then use the same god to justify arbitrary war without making it complicated. If God’s doctrine is complicated, it’s not because of anything Christ said or James Loney did, rather it’s because of asshats like Barbara Kay trying to twist it into justifying all manner of evil. If your religious doctrine on basic issues like “do not kill” is complicated, you haven’t got a religion, you have a shell game.
So, the shorter Barbara Kay – you’re either with us or against God.
Look at me, an atheist, talkin’ Christ! Woohoo!