I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

An American Christian Warrior or Terrorist?

Let's see...52 years old, white male (construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner) hunting for Osama Bin Laden with weapons and bible verses...I'm sure he wouldn't decapitate Osama as he claimed, just make sure Bin Laden is saved by embracing Jesus. Sure...Right...

He reminds me of every christian fanatic that ever knocked on my door wanting to save me. And I agree with Martin Bender's observation that we hold ourselves to a lesser standard when dealing with foreign countries especially with media reporting:
"How would you feel if a Pakistani was caught in the forest of Washington, hunting for someone the Pakistani government had declared a criminal, covered in religious Koran texts? Right"
Killing in the name of G*d happens all the time...Religion using their god as a license to kill, or to consolidate power, or obtain wealth, or control. Sadly, Americans only label them as terrorist or zealots if they are brown skinned or Muslim.

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