Why did Jesus let Rudolph down?

Eric Robert Rudolph that is.

-People were helping him.
-People still think he was doing God’s work and while they do not agree with the loss of innocent life, he was saving babies and killing fags.
-“Run Rudy Run” bumper stickers.

He is now here in Birmingham. He cannot burn or fry or hang or drowned or take a shiv in the crotch soon enough. I would say the people who helped him can be escorted out of life the same way.

You never know. Jesus may have reason to believe being put to death by the state is a good PR investment.

I was listening to Glenn Beck, my favorite smartass TalkShow host. A guy* called in and said Rudolph was a freedom fighter. There is nothing wrong with killing the abomination that is homosexuals. He is halting baby genocide by killing a few doctors. There is a lot more that think like him out there, the guy said, which I do not doubt. To that, Beck said do not ever listen to my show again and do not tell your kind to listen.

Beck said Rudolph is nothing more than a Christian fundamentalist extremist terrorist just as the Muslims who have attacked the US are muslim fundamentalist extremists. THere is no difference as they are both doing killing in the name of God.

Beck exaggerates and is melodramatic in many cases. He gives often shaky anecdotal evidence in many of his arguements. I think he is dead on in this case, however.

*The guy was from Cincinnati, BTW. Not some backwards southern hick.

I don’t suppose this genius said how bombing the Atlanta Olympics would halt baby genocide?

Nope. Beck takes the idiots’ calls, lets them make fools of themselves, and then rails on them while refuting their points. He was dispatched before they got around to the Olympic bombing. I am sure the loon had justification for that as well.

What bothers me is not the fringe nutjobs who vocally support the likes of Rudolph, it is the silent bunch that would never admit it in public, but privately believe exactly this way. I do not think that is an insignificant amount of US citizens and supposed Christians, unfortunately.

Jesus let Rudolph down because Jesus is gay.

Well, it took him long enough.

But remember, it’s moral relativism that is the REAL problem.

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Well his Dad must have known about it with the whole omnicient (sp?) thing. He shoulda spoke up then.

Hey, J-dawg. That guy needs a beatin’. Go down there and tip someone off…anonymously of course. We wouldn’t want your 2nd coming to be because of some racist dumbass that the cops cannot find.

He was out-ed by Judas. Go figure.

The kiss was the tip-off.
That and the incessant singing of “What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a’happenin’” and the fact that Mary doesn’t know how to love him. Seems a strange thing to me. Mystifying.

I was angry and indignant about all of this earlier and you guys have spoiled it by playing to my “Idiot Court Jester” side. Dammit!

But remember, it’s moral relativism that is the REAL problem.

Strictly speaking, moral relativism has killed a lot more people than Eric Rudolph, and ruined a lot more marriages too.

For the sake of argument, maybe abortion is wrong and what abortionists offer is gruesome mechanized murder of humankind on par with any historical genocide. Also, hypothetically say homosexuality is an unparalleled abomination that must be eradicated for the sake of Christendom. Taking these as a given, I still don’t get why Rudolph is some hero to the fringe right. His bombs killed a white Christian mother (and injured her daughter) and a white Christian off-duty police officer. He managed to blind an abortion doctor in Birmingham and messed up a few patrons at a gay club, but most of the people he harmed were work-a-day folk, the sort on whose behalf Rudolph claims to be a revolutionary. An especially large number injured were among the police and paramedics who rushed in after his bombings and found themselves victims of devices he had rigged to go off shortly after the initial blasts. That doesn’t do a lot to relieve us of the plague of sodomites and mud people.

He certainly has the personal experience to back that up.

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I want to hear how moral relativism has killed people.

Can you explain to me how, exactly, the idea that neither oneself or anyone else is right on the basis of some objective undeniable truth has killed a lot of people? Preferrably as opposed to how the idea that one can be completely and undeniably right hasn’t. (if you’re not implying that, and just saying that ideas, any ideas, have likely been responsible for killing more people than this guy did, then I’m sorry for assuming)

You know how great minds think alike? I think it’s now also been conclusively proven for internet forum posters!

Can you explain to me how, exactly, the idea that neither oneself or anyone else is right on the basis of some objective undeniable truth has killed a lot of people? Preferrably as opposed to how the idea that one can be completely and undeniably right hasn’t. (if you’re not implying that, and just saying that ideas, any ideas, have likely been responsible for killing more people than this guy did, then I’m sorry for assuming)

I phrased that poorly. A more precise way to put it is that moral relativism, particularly as it applies to cultures, has excused a great deal of worse bloodshed than Eric Rudolph has committed. It’s totally apples and oranges, but I only threw it out there point out the same inconsistency of comparison in the original fatuous soundbite.

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