Kill ’em all and let God sort ’em out

Thanks to the well-meaning (but completely idiotic) three-star Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, we’re all going to hell, which is pretty ironic, given what the guy did. Or rather, said.
Lt. Gen. Boykin has been a frequent guest lecturer on behalf of his evangelical Christian faith, where, as a military commander active in the search for Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden, he is invited to speak — in uniform — to church audiences, presumably to inspire them to serve their country through means other than paying higher income taxes.
News organizations have been having a field day detailing the full rancor of his remarks, including comments stating that “President Bush ‘is in the White House because God put him there,’ and that ‘we in the army of God . . . have been raised for such a time as this.'”
Furthermore, Boykin said — aloud — that Islamic fundamentalists hate the U.S. “because ‘we’re a Christian nation’ and added that our ‘spiritual enemy will only be defeated if we come against them in the name of Jesus.'” Oh, and let’s not leave out his thoughts on the Prince of Darkness, who may or may not be more evil than Muslims: “The battle that we’re in is a spiritual battle. Satan wants to destroy this nation, he wants to destroy us as a nation, and he wants to destroy us as a Christian army.”
Where do I sign up??!! Because we’re nothing but hellbound with Boykin’s framing of this “clash of civilizations” and the foolhardy perpetuating of this War on Terror™. And he’s not even Mormon.

7 replies on “Kill ’em all and let God sort ’em out”

I was with you right up until the last sentence. I’m no theologian, but my understanding is that, as quirky and amusing as the Church of Latter Day Saints is, Mormons are hardly adherents to the sort of millenarian fervor that leads certain evangelicals to support Israel and intersectarian culture wars in order to bring about the End Times. In fact, Mormons, despite wearing “distinctive undergarments” and abstaining from booze, tobacco and coffee (!), may be among the most cosmopolitan of the more recent American protestant sects, since many of them learn foreign languages and proselytize around the world. In other words, if Boykin were a Mormon, we might be better off — at least he might speak Arabic…

yes, that was actually a VERY inside joke for an audience of two. ask matt sometime. i initially thought better about including it (since it’s effectively complete nonsense) but figured, eh, what the fuck.

Muslim, Jew, Budhist, Mormon…
Doesn’t matter.
If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your saviour. If you follow any other authority than his word, the bible, You’re just a walking dead man.
(of if I may borrow from your vocabulary above)
You’re Fucked

“Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together; try and love one another right now…”

Gen. Boykin is right this is a religios war and any one that cant see that is a fool. All of you that do not belive in GOD my lafe at my thank that when you DIE nothing happens you are just gone. I belive you go on through Jesus. If you are right then nothing happens. If I am right you go to Hell. you are gambling with your soul are you sure your right.

Those of you that will here this listen close for the time is at hand.GOD has told me to call his people. The muslim devils are coming. Be READY. GOD is speaking SHUT UP AND LISTEN and he will tell you what to do. THE ARMY OF GOD IS HER. Do what you can to help.

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