Tuesday, April 24, 2007

American Taliban

Paige Patterson, the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth has told male students there that in a situation like last week's Virginia Tech shootings, he would expect them to charge the assailant, sacrificing their lives if necessary.

OK, that's a stupid thing to say. It's easy to be John Wayne when you are shooting the breeze. But when bullets start to whiz by your ear, most people let self preservation kick in and head the other direction. However, the most disturbing part of the article was this:

Dr. Patterson also elaborated on why he thought Christian men should rush an assailant in a a similar situation.

"My own perspective is that Christians – who believe that heaven is their real home and that they are prepared for eternity as result of a life changed by Christ – are even more obligated to act courageously and sacrificially.

Now, substitute "Christian" for "Muslim" and that sounds a lot like something Osama bin Laden would say. You know, ordering young men to die because their religion commands it. Kind of creepy if you ask me. Reminds me of the old Dennis Miller (before he became Republican) routine where talks about the worst thing about being on a plane full of born-again Christians is being the only one who gives a shit if the plane crashes.

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