Monday, May 18, 2009

Full Armor of George

In the run up to the Iraq invasion Donald Rumsfeld thought George W. Bush had to be given some spine with a Sunday School pictorial adorning a presidential memo, using stock Dept. of Defense photos & Bible quotes out of context. A Christian Crusade against the Infidels. Us bloggers have good reason to tag some of our posts "Blogging against theocracy."

Yes, Bible literalists fumble with metaphor. Open the door to one & a hundred more walk through [metaphor], & soon you can't tell the difference between a miracle & a meteorological event. But only the most simple-minded of believers could fall for this above the silhouetted image of a tank:
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13

Rumsfeld's quote. Next unquoted sentence: Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

Ain't gonna study war no more.

Only fitting [pun alert] that this disturbing exposé was in GQ, where men go for our weekly Ten Fashion Essentials.

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