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AT THE END OF HIS speech, Winkler got theological. “Jesus Christ, if not a pacifist himself, would certainly resemble Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King in terms of his political strategies,” Winkler declared. “Like Gandhi and King, Jesus understood power and like them he built a power base. That’s why the Romans executed him.”
There, in a capsule, is the Religious Left notion of Jesus: a savvy organizer who had “political strategies,” “understood power,” and “built a power base,” for which he suffered capital punishment by the regime of His day. This notion of Jesus more resembles Salvador Allende than the Savior of the world recognizable to most Christians, who recall that Jesus, who carefully avoided political statements, was killed for His audacity in claiming deity for Himself.
“The war ON terror is a war OF terror,” Winkler cleverly concluded his Bush impeachment talk. It would be tempting to call the ostensibly “prophetic” Winkler a false prophet, but false prophets at least had audiences. The President may indeed have many worries ahead, but denunciations from bureaucrats of his own denomination should not number among them.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online