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Journal of No. 118

March 8th, 2006

Faith-Based Security @ 09:02 am

The White House establishes a Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security. Among its tasks is the "development of innovative pilot and demonstration programs to increase the participation of faith-based and other community organizations in Federal as well as State and local initiatives". I feel comforted that, should I ever be on a hijacked place, there will probably be a group of people paid by the government to fervently pray that I don't die.

Meanwhile, in the Army, Gregg Martin has been made brigadier general. General Martin may be best known for his classic work of military strategy: Jesus, the Strategic Leader, some of which is encapsulated in the following diagram:

[Click for increased biggerness.]

In hopes of being an equal opportunity curmudgeon, I present the news that the Chinese Communist Party is cracking down on its religious members. The whole letter is intriguingly Orwellian, though to me it's clear that the Party is not so much supporting atheism as it is replacing devotion to religion with devotion to the Party:

"The “three disciplines and eight attentions” (san da ji lu, ba xiang zhu yi) are so deep that religious doctrines cannot reach their depth. Why can’t [the Communist Party] carry out propaganda that is superior to that of religion?"
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Date:March 8th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)

faith stops bullets

I'm hoping president Bush personally surrounds himself with the faithful. That way, any assassination attempts will result in the death of either President Bush and/or one or more religious zealots. Prayer may not stop bullets, but prayERS can ;-)
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Date:March 8th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)

I'm so glad he's based our country's defense on the goals and thoughts of his imaginary playmate.

The nightmare just goes on and on and on...

Journal of No. 118