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Random Thought Of The Evening

Earlier today, Cassy wrote about the anti-war dipshits who disrupted Easter services at a Catholic Church because...

um...

well...

OK, I'm a little unclear what the church in question had to do with the war, but I'm sure there was a solid connection.

Somewhere.

Anyway, as I thought about this incident, I found myself thinking about the push among Muslims worldwide to make "religious bigotry" an international crime, and I wondered just what would be an appropriate penalty for these dipshits.

Since, for the sake of this discussion, we've already agreed to forfeit our rights of free speech to the Islamists, my first thought is to apply the traditional Islamic penalty for most things they don't like: beheading.

On the other hand, it was a Catholic church that was attacked. The Church has mellowed a lot in the last few centuries, but back in the days when it held a lot more temporal power, it had its own judiciary that dealt with religious crimes. There were a lot of punishments, and I'm certainly no scholar of Catholic history, but I seem to recall there was a lot of burning at the stake.

Then there's the side of me that thirsts for poetic justice. Since it was Easter that was disrupted, why not crucify them? Most churches have at least one cross big enough for the job, and considering how simple a cross is to make and many Christians like to refer to their Savior as a "Jewish carpenter," it shouldn't be too difficult to whip a few up.

Then there are the classics. Heretics that don't get burned were often stoned, and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if these dipshits in question weren't already familiar with the term -- but not in the classic meaning.

Hanging was good enough for Saddam Hussein, but nooses are terribly un-PC these days, so we should probably let that one alone.

All in all, I'd have to say that the dipshits in question are pretty lucky that we live in a nation with a separation of church and state, and churches have no temporal authority to enforce the tenets and rules of their faith. Instead, all they are each facing are two counts of felony criminal damage to property and two counts of simple battery -- although their bail has been set at $25,000 to $30,000 each.

But for just a moment, ain't it fun to imagine them turned over to the Church Police or the Spanish Inquisition?


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Comments (23)

If these SOBs were to attac... (Below threshold)
Jo:

If these SOBs were to attack just 1/2 of every Catholic church across the nation just once, we could rest assured of a big Catholic loyal GOP voting bloc till kingdom come.

Might be worth it!

Wow Jay, a little dramatic?... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

Wow Jay, a little dramatic? A half dozen nuts disrupt a church service and ruined some clothing and you want to hang or torture them?

Remember about two years ago when a Chines national interrupted a press conference with Chines prime minister Hu? Did you recommend the Chine's water torture as an appropriate punishment?

Good think Barney has never... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

Good think Barney has never read Jonathan Swift...

Jay, as a reminder this is ... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

Jay, as a reminder this is what of the other Wzzies (Kim P.) wrote back in April 20, 2006 (Hu protester):
"So, Ms. Wang was arrested for doing what Bush recommended. And what's with the "intimidating a foreign official" charge? How ridiculous."

Will you condemn her?

SPQR, I think he saw the na... (Below threshold)

SPQR, I think he saw the name "Swift" and, in an astonishing and all-too-rare moment of honesty, realized he didn't qualify.

J.

Barney's last comment was s... (Below threshold)

Barney's last comment was so utterly irrelevant, so completely pointless, so quintessentially BarneyG that I can't bring myself to point out the grotesque non-parallels to him. Instead, I'm going to bed.

And hope that I can get to sleep and not spend the entire night laughing at him.

J.

Utter incoherence, Jay, tha... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

Utter incoherence, Jay, that's all he's got.

I liked your take on the si... (Below threshold)

I liked your take on the situation. I would have gone for a little more variety, though... after the first "dipshit," I would have changed it up a bit.

These guys should be subjec... (Below threshold)

These guys should be subject to the Spanish Inquisition -- the rack, cushions and comfy chair. They'd never expect it.

anti-war dipshits who di... (Below threshold)

anti-war dipshits who disrupted Easter services

Sharia preview? All they need is a pretense. Too bad we can't ask Theo van Gogh for his opinion.

Setting aside the motive, we should all remember that freedom to associate and worship was a fundamental right of not just our American forefathers but also many Europeans dating back to Luther.

These thugs, ignorant of any history, should be punished. One wonders about the outrage if they had burned a church in Mississippi? Or in todays's politically charged society, a Mosque?

Nobody expects the Spanish ... (Below threshold)
epador:

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

C'mon guys. Get real. JayTe... (Below threshold)
mikem Author Profile Page:

C'mon guys. Get real. JayTea is having a little fun with the Catholic church. It's like protesting an assault on a gay gathering by helping us picture what the gay John Wayne Gacy would do with the protesters.

Or an assault on a recruiting station by reminding us of how Lt. Calley and Captain Medina dealt with civilians.

Get it now?

Frankly they should put tho... (Below threshold)
Spurwing PLover:

Frankly they should put those idiots on community service and make them pick up trash along the highway thrown there by some of their green idiot buddies

It is your conscious that k... (Below threshold)
BarneyG2000:

It is your conscious that keeps you awake.

Once again, Barney lobs the... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Once again, Barney lobs the intellectual basketball, and manages not only to fling it over the backboard, but to hit several people on the head with it.

The point:

"All in all, I'd have to say that the dipshits in question are pretty lucky that we live in a nation with a separation of church and state, and churches have no temporal authority to enforce the tenets and rules of their faith. Instead, all they are each facing are two counts of felony criminal damage to property and two counts of simple battery -- although their bail has been set at $25,000 to $30,000 each."

It is your conscious that keeps you awake.

What's your stimulant, Mountain Dew and WoW?

It is your conscious tha... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

It is your conscious that keeps you awake.

Whereas Barney is always in a permanent semiconscious state, advancing on a persistant vegetative condition.

On the other hand, I doubt Jay Tea's conscience is giving him the slightest twinge. A little over the top on the satire, but then I don't believe he was trying for a modest proposal here. . .


I wondered just what wou... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

I wondered just what would be an appropriate penalty for these dipshits.


Let's borrow the Islamic example.


DEATH

It is your conscious tha... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

It is your conscious that keeps you awake.

That's redundant.

I suppose that woolding is ... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

I suppose that woolding is out of the question...

The anti-war movement never... (Below threshold)

The anti-war movement never misses an opportunity to alienate real Americans, do they.

BarneyMoron don't you reali... (Below threshold)
Michael:

BarneyMoron don't you realize that your are the site clown? Typical liberal...keeps getting laughed at and is utterly oblivious.

They protested at a Church,... (Below threshold)

They protested at a Church, that itself advocates for peace, but not a Mosque?

Is it the Catholics that are Crusading? If so, where?

I can, off the top of my head, list virtually dozens of countries where we see Mosque inspired violence so extreme that Saudi Arabia is "re-educating" 40,000 of it's own Imams.

So these people weren't really "peace" protestors and they really aren't anti-war are they? I presume they believe in 'separation of church and state' making their appearance at the church punitive and prejudiced.

The logical conclusion is that if Christians want respect they apparently have to recommit to violence.

I personally would've started with the punks throwing fake-blood on my children.

"but I seem to recall there... (Below threshold)
Mike:

"but I seem to recall there was a lot of burning at the stake."

I'd like to see some type of historic verification that the Catholic Church burned people at the stake "a lot."




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