Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Perhaps the christian right should quit thumping their bibles and open them up and read them.

The book of proverbs lists " 6 things the lord hates and one his soul detests , namely, haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, a deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren."

I was thinking of the seven deadly sins first with regard to Karl Rove. Every time I saw him on the news he reminded me of gluttony and sloth. Actually he reminded me of the pillsbury doughboy because he always seemed so pasty-white and shapeless, not even all that heavy of a guy, but with this oozing, amorphous, complete lack of muscle tone as though he had never done an honest day's work in his entire life. From all reports, he also has a heart that devises wicked plots.

After I got done thinking about that, I realized that there was a perfect cast of characters for a modern version of the seven deadly sins: Glen Beck, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Karl Rove. How perfect; just enough sins to go around. And who among them has not or is not sowing discord among brethren?

The seven deadly sins are generally listed as Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.

Pride is also sometimes called vainglory. George Bush standing on the aircraft carrier declaring victory would have to be called vainglory.

None of these guys are even remotely sexy, but I would have to award lust to O'Reilly, and wrath to Dick Cheney. Rush limbaugh competes really hard with Karl Rove for gluttony and sloth, so they get to share. I will award greed to Sean Hannity, because greed can also be defined as avarice which includes disloyalty, deliberate betrayal, or treason. When DO we all get around to acknowledging how treasonous all these media bastards are ? They are relentlessly working against President Obama , ignoring the wishes and the voice of the vast majority who voted for our president.

Glen Beck surely deserves envy. "Those who commit the sin of envy resent that another person has something that they perceive themselves as lacking ; they wish the other person to be deprived of it." I think Glen Beck cries because something beautiful has come into the world and he realizes he can never be a part of it, so he will just try and destroy it instead.


Black Diaspora said...

Beautifully done, sisterstation. There's nothing Christian about the behavior of the bunch you've identified, but the Christian Right's not going to complain as long as that group is advancing the agenda of the Right.

Speaking of hypocrisy: I think that it should be counted as one of the "deadly sins." Perhaps we can add another, and make it eight all told. Jesus railed against it often enough.

"I think Glen Beck cries because something beautiful has come into the world and he realizes he can never be a part of it, so he will just try and destroy it instead."

Well stated. And I think that's the fault of several in the Repub party, especially Michael Steele. He will never be to this country, or the world, what Obama is now, so the goal: tarnish what you can never be, and let that console you.

sisterstation said...

Thank you, and yes I agree that hypocrisy should certainly be counted as a deadly sin, and Sarah Palin came instantly to mind.
Actually, all of them. Remember when Britney Spear's little sister was pregnant out of wedlock and Bill O'Reilly was going on and on and it was ALL the parent's fault. And then Sarah Palin hit the national spotlight and it was "oh well, these things happen."

Also, I gotta tell you...nobellicose is just the most perfect word play! I love things that give me flash back laughs thru out the day and that sure does. With a little bit of effort I'll bet we could get it into the lexicon.

Black Diaspora said...

"With a little bit of effort I'll bet we could get it into the lexicon."

Thanks, sisterstation. I think we're going to get other opportunities to use it, with Rush, Glenn, and Hannity around.