President Obama named former senator Chuck Hagel for the post of Defense Secretary in his administration, but the religious right is in an uproar at the nomination. Oh, not because he doesn’t know much about the military or business. Hagel is a Vietnam Veteran as well as having been in the private sector as a CEO of a mobile telephone company. That’s not their problem. It’s all about our favorite subject on this blog: RELIGION.
Yes, religion. Oh, not his Roman Catholic religion- at least not publicly anyway. It’s about the Rapture. Yes, the Rapture. You know, that Holy Spaceship that needs a clean landing site in the Holy Land. The Ship piloted by Jesus himself landing and scooping up the ‘good Christians’ to take them to Paradise. Sorry, Jews, no ticket! Clearly, no Muslims need apply!
Sadly this is the story and why this most capable Army Veteran and millionaire businessman is not ‘qualified’ to run the Pentagon here in the 21st century.
Those fundamentalist bible-thumpers naturally aren’t talking about Spaceship Jesus publicly; rather they are couching their true beliefs in a claim that Hagel does not fully support Israel. That’s the line. Something about their ‘safety’ among all of those radical Islamists in the region.
Bull! It’s all about purification; yes, purification in the year 2013! The Holy Spaceship cannot land on soil defiled by the ‘infidel’ and we all know to which religion those infidels belong. Therefore this Holy Landing Pad and all surrounding soil must be cleansed [purged] of those other people. Of course, there are an infinite number of such cleansing- ethnic cleansing- in the Old Testament. Yahweh himself ordered them! “Smite thy enemy,” sayeth the Lord. Amalekites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Philistines, Edomites, Bethshemeshites, Jebusites, Hittites, Hivites, Ethiopians, the entire population of the cities of Sodom, Gomorrah, Jerico, Ai, Makkedah killed, murdered; ethnic cleansing. Says the Lord God.
And He was pleased.
After all of those righteous murders in page after page of the ‘Holy’ book, what’s a few thousand Palestinians? Kill them all and cleanse the ‘Holy’ Land for the coming [again] of the Lord!
Yes, Hagel is not ‘qualified’ to lead the Pentagon because he’s not a true believer.