Archive for January, 2009

Thou Shalt Not Covet

January 7, 2009

Upon looking at a map of the Gaza Strip I see what Israel wants.   Everybody wants a view to the beach.  Prices always go up when the real estate is on the waterfront.  In this case Israel would sprawl to the Mediterranean and have a view of the breakers.

All they have to do is keep bombing schools, mosques, family dwellings and picking off toddlers.  They will eventually kill every Palestinian between them and the beach.   It shouldn’t take too long at this pace.

You figure since Israelis have a blockade of sea-routes and control of the air-space, Palestinians have nowhere to run but into the sea.  They also have no way to get food, medical supplies or anything else they need.  They are at the mercy of their enemies purdy much — so it seems.  To Israel, it’s like shooting fish in a barrel.  The Gaza Strip airport is defunct.  But of course.

The Israelis have them pushed up against the sea like in Exodus where the Pharaoh’s army had done so to the the people of Moses.  Hmmm…  Is it too far fetched to say that the time is ripe for another Act of God?

Who else will come to the aid of these besieged people backed up against the sea?  The Author of their Qur’an?  He of the tri-pinions who came to the rear of the multitude as the Israelites made camp by the Sea?   Did the self-worshipping tyrant catch a glimpse of the Seraph before a cloud obscured his view and think, “he looks humanoid but he can’t be human?”   It must have been a terrible sight and a long, long night. 

Gabriel’s voice in the Qur’an is firm, steady, bracing, solid,  consistent, unmistakably masculine, pert, saucy, fierce, sterling, solemn, highly-charismatic and self-certain.  When he gave Mohammed the Holy Qur’an it came from his diaphragm.  It is a book that was hard to put down.  I felt like I was inside Gabriel’s mind.  One cannot read this book and not be given pause.  One cannot read it and not be awed.  It was a humbling read like the Bible of Christendom.  Check this verse in the New TestamentRevelation 2:9 and 3:9. 

Gabriel spoke of the Red Sea exodus often throughout the text.  In reference to the Pharaoh and his army, he would say, “we drowned them all.”

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Parable

January 7, 2009

Remember that defenseless, little kid on the school bus?  The one who got picked on every day by the same bully?  The rest of the kids feared and respected the bully because his parents paid everybody’s salaries in the town.  They were afraid of the bully’s anger not just because of his physical might, but because he could tell his parents to punish their parents financially.  The bully thus intimidated the other kids and the bus driver too.  So the bus driver did nothing to stop the bully’s attacks on his little passenger.

The little kid got a label.  He became the accepted victim in the minds of all the gutless, fence-straddling observers.  Some of them owed the bully lunch-money at high interest rates.  They all knew that the bully’s parents were the richest folks in town and thought more of money than about standing up for what was right.

So every day, predictably the little victim got kicked around by this bully in plain sight of many witnesses who did nothing.  Their fear of the bully outweighed empathy for his victim, so they just sat there and watched. 

The little kid is Gaza and Israel is the bully.  Who are you?