Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Jesus and the Super Assholes

This Jesus quote came to mind while I was thinking about Israel's assault on Lebanon.

Matthew 5: 5, "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth."

In the South and West, people tend to go the other way. Instead of blessing the meek, we tend to admire the loudest, most dominating, most intimidating, most flamboyant men we know. That's MEN because we don't admire the same qualities in women. Walmart is the model business, Tom DeLay the model politician, and Bobby Knight the model coach. The Red States read Jesus as saying "blessed are the super-assholes for they shall inherit the earth." The meek . . . well, they're just seen as losers who deserve all the humiliation they get and only receive Jerry Springer as their consolation.

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