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Some Things Said… (February 08)

The established Church is an anomaly in our largely secular society. It is odd that we have bishops in the House of Lords. But then it’s odd that we have a House of Lords. And a Queen. And Black Rod. And red letter boxes with E.R. or sometimes G.R. on them. It’s odd that cricket stops for tea. It’s odd that our judges wear wigs, and that we put liters of petrol in our cars, but that the speedometer shows miles per hour.

None of it makes any sense. If you were to start from scratch you wouldn’t do it like this. But why should we change any of it because of Islam…

The only way the Canadians were able to prevent the imposition of Sharia law on Muslim women in Canada – and it came within 24 hours of going into law there – was to disallow all religious exceptions to Canadian civil law, and that meant Jewish family law…

We should keep our muddles and our irregularities; keep our Beth Din courts and our established Church. And if we change anything at all, it should not be to accommodate Islam.

Antidisestablishmentarianism is the name of the game… — excerpted from an e-mail by Mary Jackson on the New English Review Website written in response to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call to accept the inevitability of Muslim Sharia Law

(Ed. As to the Archbishop: This great man has previously stated that you need not accept the resurrection of Jesus to be a Christian; and now this further step into nonsense. I have heard said that stupid is as stupid does.)

New pious expressions from the Religion of Peace

Iraqi terrorists [recently] outfitted two Muslim women with Down syndrome with IEDs and dispatched them into a busy al-Ghazi pet market in Baghdad’s Jadida section. When the women reached a location where their bomb-laden bodies would cause the greatest carnage, the IEDs were detonated remotely by a cowardly Islamic radical. Apparently, al-Qaida is running short of mentally competent volunteers who want to murder fellow Muslims in the process of becoming ‘martyrs’ for Allah… Using the handicapped, women and children for terror is nothing new for Islamic radicals. During the January 2005 Iraqi parliamentary elections, al-Qaida used a child with Down syndrome to carry out one of 38 suicide attacks at polling stations that left more than 40 people dead. In March 2005, terrorists detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle with two children in the back seat after U.S. soldiers let it through a Baghdad checkpoint. The vehicle had been allowed to pass when soldiers saw the children and became less suspicious. Once the vehicle got through the checkpoint, the adults parked it and ran, detonating the car with the children inside… When coalition forces moved to disrupt al-Qaida networks operating in Diyala province in central Iraq Jan. 30, they encountered armed terrorists using women and children as human shields… In radical Islam, the slogan ‘women and children first’ has taken on a whole new meaning. –Oliver North, as found at The Patriot Post and submitted by Mark Zaveson

From the Patriot Post’s regular “Culture” feature

Abortion on demand cannot be seen in isolation from social breakdown. In 1973, near the end of the Vietnam War and the approaching resignation of President Nixon two years later, the focus on self, pleasure and convenience by Baby Boomers was at its height. Marriages easily dissolved as ‘no fault’ divorce laws were passed; cohabitation and out-of-wedlock births were on the rise; ‘unwanted babies’ (who were labeled ‘products of conception’ to make it easier to deny the obvious) became an impediment to the pursuit of pleasure and material gain. Abortion was not a cause, but a reflection of our decadence and deviancy. One does not begin to kill babies until other dominos have fallen. And once they have fallen, it becomes difficult to set them aright because to do so would require an admission of something so horrible that those responsible for this fetal holocaust would have to acknowledge their sin and repent of it. Such a thing is not a character trait of this most pampered generation. In recent years there have been signs that things may be–if not turning around–then moderating… Politicians and judges could help bury Roe by requiring that pregnant women receive complete information about the nature of the life within them, including being required to view sonograms before electing abortion. This would follow truth-in-labeling and truth-in-lending laws by fully informing and empowering women. Such an approach would satisfy the liberal demand to keep abortion ‘safe and legal’ and the pro-life desire to make them rare. After 35 years of slaughtering our young, isn’t it time to stop? That child born in 1973 could be a parent now. There are children who could have been born today. Thirty-five years of killing has diminished and corrupted us all. Let’s summon the moral courage to stop it for our sake and for theirs.” —Cal Thomas, Patriot Post 08-04

More than we know?

The people who are scariest to me are the people who don’t even realize how little they know. –Thomas Sowell