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Posted on 07/07/2005 5:18:17 PM PDT by sionnsar
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The Penitent Blogger, 7/07/2005
I think not.
Despite absurd claims to the contrary allegedly found on a pro-Al-Queda website/forum (which site, of course is now defunct), I doubt London is "burning with fear, terror and panic." Instead, I'm assuming, that albeit temporarily shaken (as is natural), the UK will live up to its historical reputation of resolve and national pride in light of this horrific attack against the citizens of the United Kingdom.
As a person whose religious faith is rooted in English history and tradition, and as a person who has always been an unabashed Anglophile, may I express solidarity with my British brethren, offer them my sincere prayers for their suffering and loss, and offer them my support during this tragic and significant time.
Tony Blair is quite right when he states that the British will not be intimidated to change their convictions and their freedoms by a band of murderous fanatical thugs. What I have been taught, and what I have witnessed, of historical British resolve reminds me of a line in one of my favorite episodes of Fawlty Towers, when Sybil insists that Basil apologize to certain guests -- and he retorts -- "Oh, Brilliant! Brilliant!. Is that what made Britain great? 'I'm soooo sorry, I made a mistake?' What do you think I have for brains, spongecake?"
No, England, in this instance you have not made a mistake. The terrorists did, by underestimating your integrity, resolve, democracy and national pride. You do not need to apologize, rethink your national destiny or make the mistake of whining, "Why do they hate us?" and "What did we do wrong?" as so many American non-patriots did after our own 9/11 tragedy.
Chin up, and may God be with you, and may we and all nations worldwide support you.
Such solidarity and common purpose is vital for us all at this time of pain and sorrow and anger."
As it happens, it is taken as perfectly moral for a Muslim to lie to an "infidel." This makes it difficult to gauge the sincerity of the Archbishop's "colleagues and friends."
Every d**n news report in the UK about these atrocities has managed to finish up with some jerk like the ABC saying: "But of course this isn't what all muslims are like because Islam is the religion of peace." (Barf)
Its time these craven appeasers picked up a Koran and read what this "religion of peace" is really about. We saw it in our capital today.
So what else is new? Did you really expect him to preach that Jesus is the only way to heaven and is the only One that can provide true comforting in such a tragedy as this?
He's been a political leader for years, but he hasn't been a spiritual leader in any sense of the word in recent memory, sadly enough. I wonder how much the Lord's heart breaks over that kind of thing.