Saturday, June 04, 2005

Piss Christ by Andres Serrano, 1989

Go ahead, piss on God. It couldn't be worse than the fact that we murdered Him. Yes, that's right, we took Him from his friends at dawn. We kicked him, and beat Him. We whipped Him. We made Him carry our cross. And then we hung Him on it, until He died.

I am so sick of all this idolatry from the media, who are all of the sudden so concerned that a Koran got stepped on, or got hit with wayward urine. The Koran is not God, it is an object. To confuse an object with God is idolatry.

The Koran is not Holy as an object, nor is the Bible for that matter. Muslims and Christians may consider their books to be Holy, but I am not dutybound to agree. If they are Holy in any sense, it is in the ideas they put forth. Ideas are not objects. They can not be bound up in objects. They fly free, indeed, must fly free, to mean anything. They must fly from one thing to another touching the lives and hearts of many people or they are worth nothing.

If it is the book itself that is considered Holy, we must ask why. I'm sure the reason is because it contains the Word of God. But, if that is the case, then isn't every t-shirt and key chain that contains the Word of God, also Holy? Or are such trinkets not Holy because they contain only a portion of the Word of God? And if that is the case, then what percentage of the Word of God needs to be contained on any given trinket, before it is considered Holy?

The media are a group of people who are typically not concerned with the desecration of religious images, but all of the sudden they are starting a crusade against the United States military for the inadvertant desecration of the Koran. We have to wonder why they care. Could it be that they are not only guilty of idolatry, but hypocrisy?

Let's face it, the truth is that Piss Christ is an accurate portrayal of reality. We are not done crucifying Christ yet. God has promised us that it is finished, that it is all over, and yet we continue it. He has forgiven us already, but we are not done killing Him.

And this recent media foray into hypocritical idolatry is just more piss on Christ. Do not fool yourself for a minute, when we murder the Truth, we are at war with God.

Let's look at what the media has wrought. From Little Green Footballs:

Mainstream media is indulging in a nauseating, hysterical orgy of bias and incitement over the Pentagon’s announcement of five cases of Koran mishandling (out of tens of thousands of interrogations); the worst example I’ve seen yet is this blatantly dishonest headline from al-Reuters:

Jailers splashed Koran with urine - Pentagon. (Hat tip: Riding Sun.)

The incident in question involved one guard, who urinated near an air vent, prompting a detainee to claim that drops of urine came through the vent and got on his Koran.
In short, if it happened at all, it was an accident.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American jailers at the Guantanamo prison for foreign terrorism suspects splashed a Koran with urine, kicked and stepped on the Islamic holy book and soaked it with water, the U.S. military said on Friday.

U.S. Southern Command, responsible for the prison at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, described for the first time five cases of “mishandling” of a Koran by U.S. personnel confirmed by a newly completed military inquiry, officials said in a statement.

In the incident involving urine, which took place this past March, Southern Command said a guard left his post and urinated near an air vent and “the wind blew his urine through the vent” and into a cell block.

It said a detainee told guards the urine “splashed on him and his Koran.” The statement said the detainee was given a new prison uniform and Koran, and that the guard was reprimanded and given duty in which he had no contact with prisoners.

No mention in this story that there are many more cases of detainees desecrating their own Korans, by using them as pillows, ripping them up, flushing them in toilets ... and peeing on them.

He also said they found 15 cases of detainees mishandling their own Qurans. “These included using a Quran as a pillow, ripping pages out of the Quran, attempting to flush a Quran down the toilet and urinating on the Quran.”

The reality is we caught these Jihadi's on the battlefield, making war against us. We brought them to Guantanamo and gave them these Korans. We also gave them prayer mats, Halal meals, and a call to prayer five times a day complete with an arrow pointing the way to Mecca.
Then when these Jihadi's accuse us of harming the very same Korans that we gave them, our media immediately believes them, even though they are members of an anti-woman, anti-homosexual, anti-Jewish, anti-American organization called Al Qaeda.
What is going on here? I'd say we all ought to stare at the photo above real hard. We ought to find ourselves in it, because we are there. He who says he has no sin is a liar, and it is our sin which killed Christ.
But, I do not mean to say that we are all equivalent in sin. And when we are being violated we ought to pray, as David did, for deliverance from our enemies.
When one group is engaging in murder and the destruction of human rights, and another is trying to stop them, and instead establish Democracy, and then a third group comes along and aids the first group, then that third group has aligned with evil against good.

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