Monday, May 9, 2011

Village Idiot of the Day, May 8, 2011: TR2, NWghost

Any day is a good day to resurrect The Thirty Years War (1618-1638). At least, that's how TR2 spent his/her Sunday.

A Letter to the Editor, Killing of Osama bin Laden Prompts Conflict Between Being Americans and Christians, written by Wil Bagley, caught the attention of HIC and TR2 today. Mr. Bagley, a regular poster under the ancien regime when commenters were forced to use their real names (or something thereabouts), brought up the uncomfortable question of the appropriateness of so-called Christian Americans dancing the hully gully in the streets over the death of Osama bin Laden. That was enough to send a cold chill up any Reppie's spine. Mr. Bagley made an even bigger mistake by bringing up his Catholic faith to reinforce his concerns.

My faith as a Catholic teaches that Christ died for my sins as well as Osama bin Laden’s, that both of us nailed him to that cross, and that he, no less than I, is a child of God. I believe that I, as a Christian, and we, as Americans, have to be better than the enemy we fight. That we honored his body with a burial in keeping with his religious beliefs and traditions shows the world that America is an exceptional country.

Quicker than you could say Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, and Huss, TR2 jumped in.

Wil Bagley. You don't have a clue as to what the Bible teaches about whom Christ died. If Christ died and paid for all your sins and his (Osama's) as well, then would God be just to send either of you to Hell?

Read about the Reformation and Martin Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Jon Huss, and many others who gave their lives to purify the Church.

We are not all equally loved by God, and the Bible states that all stand under God's condemnation.

We can't wait to see if our resident nuncio Bruce Hodgins (bhodgins), the frequent corrector of co-religionist Don Cirelli's liberal, socialist, communist tendencies shows up to spar a few rounds.

On a related note, we have NWghost interpreting bin Laden as what we fear is a mis-transmographied succubus since we have never heard a Bible banger refer to a vessel as anything other than a demonic female:

Osama Bin Ladin may not have been human. He was at the very least, a vessel possessed by a demon and may have been a demon in disguise. You could tell by looking into those black eyes of his. He was sent to the hell he deserved and probably came from, and the defeat of this evil should be celebrated. The Old Testament teaches 'an eye for an eye' and this was a great example of Old Testament justice.

Other Rep pieces bore more eccentric responses than this letter generated, but for pure whack, these posters can't be beat.

TR2 is a relatively new poster to the Rep (at least under that name) and has already shown great talent. We expect to be hearing more from him/her in the future. We hope the same for NWghost who has a real future someplace.

Our our May 8 VID first place goes to TR2. the close second to NWghost.

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