Apr 27, 2011


I am in total agreement with Tony Benn, UK political figure, that if he had his way the Salvation Army would be made the state religion, being the one and only "Christian" group that actually carries out the Christian mission. Good on yer, Tony, with you all the way.

In similar forgiving and praising vein, allow me to nominate a world head of the Christian mission, one Desmond Tutu of South Africa. Is it possible to be a total Christian believer, without any of the loony trappings of spaceships, a nationalist who believes he has witnessed the liberation of his people by Divine Grace, and be totally thankful and forgiving about the whole shabby past? Nothing to it, Mr. Tutu will do it with a joke. Alhamdulillah, rab al alameen.

Never forget the superiority of the Roman Catholic (Douai) version of Christmas message, not “Peace on earth, good will towards men” but “Peace on earth to men of good will.” If you are not one of the willing (and paid) hacks of the mighty, but a person of good will, all kinds of good things await you, and as for the servants of the evil doers, they will be cast into the outer darkness where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth. Yay, verily. Don’t worry about it. Look to Hexagram 40, Deliverance, of the I Ching for guidance.

People of good will don’t disagree about anything much, really. Keep the faith.

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