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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Burris' Appointment Ordained By God?

So it looks like he's on his way into the US senate but his explanation for how he got there seems a bit suspect to me:

Illinois U.S. Senate appointee Roland Burris plans to have a high-stakes showdown on Capitol Hill this week with Democratic leaders who continue to say he won't be seated in Congress.

Dozens of black leaders and ministers organized by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush gave Burris a rousing send-off Sunday at New Covenant Church on Chicago's South Side. Burris took the stage to a crescendo of drums, organ music and applause as hundreds of supporters cheered his appointment.

"We are hoping and praying that they will not be able to deny what the Lord has ordained," Burris said. "I am not hesitating. I am now the junior Senator from the state of Illinois. Some people may want to question that and that is their prerogative."

Two things: 1) It is my prerogative and I do question that. No one is a United States senator until they are sworn in by taking the oath of office; he is a senator-elect (albeit in an election by one voter) at best. And 2) I don't believe in God but if he does exist I would hope that an omnipotent being would have better hair than that honkie in the photo above. Caucasians gotta represent; God's supposed to be a white guy, right?

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Grace Explosion said...
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JBW said...

Yeah, I like to make up stories too, Grace. God sure looks white in all the pictures I've seen; Jesus too. And I bet neither one of them can dance worth a damn.

Grace Explosion said...
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Van Zan said...

No God isn't supposed to be white.
Perhaps God is whatever is sacred to you.
It's definitely not some cosmic Judge Dredd that punishes unbelievers, rewards sycophantic followers who so want to stone people who aren't like them (sorry Grace), and enforces primitive and stupid laws.

I think Jesus was a man, looking much like anyone from that part of the world today, who mastered the art of being alive to such an extent that his inner peace just radiated itself with a kind of tactile charisma, and people raised in the Abrahamic traditions of belief in divinity used the terms of that tradition (messiah, son of god...etc etc) to describe this incredible person, and that state of personal accomplishment, which may not be unique to Jesus but parallel to the original Buddha and who knows who else.

Imagine if he appeared in Gaza today...? He definitely wouldn't say "yeah! go kill those evil dudes".

He'd probably say "let he who has never hated fire the first bullet"...

and everyone would say "hey why am I trying to kill people over who owns this bad real estate spread of rubble? Why? Man! that is so dumb! Why don't I just go home and play with my kids instead, like a normal person? Yeah I'll go do that now. Fuck this war stuff, man, it's just too big a waste"

Or both sides would want to shoot him, and nothing would change. Dunno.

Grace Explosion said...
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Van Zan said...

Grace,

As usual... you turn any comment into another one of your raving evil doses of bloodlust, moral incapacity and total stupidity.

Anyway, shouldn't you be organizing an apocalyptic cult massacre about now? Or some other ticket to hell for yourself?

Grace Explosion said...
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