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Suicide Bombers, ISIS, Kim Davis, Heaven and the Firmament

Suicide Bombers, ISIS, Kim Davis, Heaven and the Firmament

I recently read an article on why they join ISIS and why when after they see how awful it is they do not leave. From what those who do finally leave tell us in interviews is that they join and stay because they want to go to Heaven. And the interviewees also say that their present greatest worry now out of it is that they have forgone Heaven. The same is told by surviving suicide bombers.

This morning I read an interview with the two gay men who Kim Davis refused to give a marriage license to. She told them she could not give them marriage licences because she was afraid it would mean she would not go to Heaven. You know, Heaven over there in the firmament. Is Firmament capitalized?

I had my wake up call in this silliness soon after I moved down to Texas some 35 years ago. Our next door neighbor came by just before Easter and asked us to go to her Pentecostal Church with her come Sunday. I politely explained that my wife was Jewish and declined her kind offer.

She asked what being Jewish had to do with it. I told her Jews do not believe Jesus is the son of God. The horror on her face at the news she had heretofore never heard made me understand these people down here are just born dumbasses and it is what it is. They all are, you know like Muslims.

And a reminder of what more than anything brought the people of France together after the Paris massacre, not politicians praying and blessing, but a man with a piano going from place to place playing this song without needing to sing the words because everyone knew the words. Just writing that caused me to tear up.

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

There is so little NICE left here in America, it’s all fear, anger, bigotry and guns. One would think religion would come up to the plate and put the brakes on it, but instead here in American all it does is slam the gas pedal to the floor. Jesus Christ my ass.