Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Back but buried

I'm back from Amherst, but buried in work. So haven't been able to post much this week. My apologies. As a quick update about things that have been on my mind:

1. I was knocked out by Colin Powell's appearance on Meet the Press and what he had to say which I thought was an honest assessment of the situation.

2. I am trying to prepare for Society of Biblical Literature conference in Boston at the end of November. More an this later.

3. Continuing my work on the Gospel of Judas, which has gone to another level. More on this later too!

4. Classes are progressing well. Actually great! I have wonderful very bright students who love these materials as much as I do.

3 comments:

José Solano said...

Well, we know that Cheney, Rumsfeld and President Bush himself gave Colin Powell a very hard time in the White House and it is now time for pay back.

What for me is most important in what Powell states is that he does not wish to see conservative judges in the Supreme Court, that is, he doesn’t wish to see judges that oppose the culture of death and depravity in the SC. Obama will assure his supporters that anyone he nominates will endorse the culture of D & D just as he does.

Well, we know that Cheney, Rumsfeld and President Bush himself gave Colin Powell a very hard time and it is now time for pay back. What for me is most important in what Powell states is that he does not wish to see conservative judges in the Supreme Court, that is, he doesn’t wish to see judges that oppose the culture of death and depravity in the SC. Obama will assure his supporters that anyone he nominates will endorse the culture of D & D just as he does.

When Powell counts the death toll he just ignores the 45,000,000 slaughtered children. He also demonstrates no concern for deconstruction of marriage and so he doesn’t mention either of these in his commercial for Obama. His silence in these matters is deafening and he himself is deaf to the cries of the slaughtered babies.

He also has a lot in common with Obama as a minority who triumphed over many obstacles, so I can understand how he would identify with and support Obama.

Richard said...

WTF?! D and D? The conservatives support a culture of D and D by supporting the war in Iraq, supporting the death penalty, and the use of torture against what are turning out to be innocent people in Iraq. As for marriage, the only people opposing marriage are the conservatives who reserve the right to tell who can get married and who can't. No one is telling hetero couples they can't get married.

José Solano said...

“As for marriage, the only people opposing marriage are the conservatives who reserve the right to tell who can get married and who can't.” Richard.

Sounds as if you have a pretty anarchic concept of marriage. Have you no standards at all? Can you marry your mother? May a man “marry” three other men? That’s the inevitable outcome of calling non-marriage “marriage.” It is simply impossible for people of the same sex to form a marriage. If you call that “marriage” you can call anything “marriage.” When you call non-marriage “marriage” or any relationship “marriage,” you have thoroughly deconstructed marriage and then we would have to find another name for the complementary relationship of the sexes with the potential to responsibly procreate, which has been called marriage in all times and places, with only rare, mostly contemporary aberrant exceptions.

This deconstruction of marriage, coupled with the selfish and indiscriminate slaughter of children, are the two most prominent features of the culture of death and depravity endorsed by Obama. As a liberal Democrat I call upon all other liberal Democrats to reject the culture of D & D and work, as liberals have historically done, to bring about the social changes that are truly beneficial to society.

Peace.