An attempt at presidential exegesis

posted by Kaihsu Tai on March 23rd, 2006

“Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” – President George W. Bush, Congress, 2001-09-20

“When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.” – Luke 11:21–26 (King James Version; or see Luke 11:21–26 in the New American Bible)

By the way, I am glad that Norman Kember is now free.

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  1. On March 23, 2006 at 21:30 Mike (Worcester) said:

    It was wonderful to hear that the 3 CPTers were safe.

    BBC:

    Officials have revealed few details of the operation, but it is known that none of the captors was present, no shots were fired and no-one was injured.

    A US Army spokesman said the three men had been found tied up in a house in western Baghdad, after a tip-off.

    The morning radio described this finding them in a house as a “rescue,” and so it was mysterious to hear that no shots were fired. Post-Jessica Lynch and -Pat Tillman, we can’t expect the truth about these things to come out right away.

    Catholic Peace Fellowship is also following this.

  2. On March 26, 2006 at 17:09 Dr Kaihsu Tai (Oxford, England) said:

    A further attempt:

    “Israel must be wiped off the map.” – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 2005-10-26

    “Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? The LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.” – 2 Chronicles 36:23 (King James Version)