Over the years, I have seen much of what makes people tick in regard to political leanings. I have discovered that the smarter someone is, the easier it is to have a rational conversation with them. As the curve goes down, and you begin to deal with less intelligent people, rational conversation becomes more difficult. But more than intelligence, passion plays a large role in whether or not a person is able to convey their beliefs without needless aggression and posturing. I have come across people who are so passionate; they need to believe in something so badly; that they have lost any ability to deal with opposing views in a calm and rational manner. It just so happens that those who have this fiery, directionless passion often tend to come from the Left of the aisle.
The Pentagon, under the Obama administration, is developing new policies regarding religious tolerance in the military. They could have devised a plan that would really make a difference; help eliminate needless bigotry and unpleasantness from the military. They could have taken a reasoned and balanced approach; bringing in multiple people with opposing views, to really reach an understanding as to how they should proceed. Of course, they did not do that. Instead, they brought in a man named Mikey Weinstein.
Mikey Weinstein is the kind of man someone like me would find insufferable; the kind of man with such aggressive passion that he is unpleasant to be around. That’s not necessarily a terrible thing–if you can take it–but Mikey’s passion is very focused; Mikey’s passion is anti-Christian propaganda.
On April 16th, in an article written for The Huffington Post, Mikey Weinstein says some pretty incredible things. He takes a machete to Christians and Christianity in general; rather happily slicing his way through the Christian faith and those who practice it. The following is an excerpt. It’s a bit long, but worth the read:
“Ladies and Gentlemen, let me tell you of monsters and monstrous wrongs. And let me tell you what these bloody monsters thrive on…I founded the…Military Religious Freedom Foundation to do one thing: fight those monsters who would tear down the Constitutionally-mandated wall separating church and state in the technologically most lethal entity ever created by humankind, the U.S. military…Today, we face incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces…These days, when ANYone attempts to bravely stand up against virulent religious oppression, these monstrosities cry out alligator tears in overflowing torrents and scream that it is, in fact, THEY who are the dispossessed, bereft and oppressed. C’mon, really, you pitiable unconstitutional carpetbaggers? … Please, I beseech you! Let us call these ignoble actions what they are: the senseless and cowardly squallings of human monsters…Queasy with the bright and promising lights of the cultural realities of the present day, those evil, fundamentalist Christian creatures and their spiritual heirs have taken refuge behind flimsy, well-worn, gauze-like euphemistic facades such as ‘family values’ and ‘religious liberty.'”
Mikey goes on to compare Christians with 60’s era racists, and rip apart Christianity in the military and in general. He even suggests that chaplains who proselytize are “treasonous,” and should be punished. Finally, he calls Christian ministry in the military “spiritual rape;” comparing it to physical, sexual assault.
This is the man that the Pentagon has brought in to consult on religious tolerance in the military?! This man is, himself, a hateful, vile creature–to use Weinstein’s own vernacular. His words are beyond basic intolerance; they are just plain wicked.
I wonder how a man such as he came about. What is the origin of his extraordinary hate? It seems implausible that a human being could be capable of such hate toward Christianity. But if you look back in history, there have been many just like him: men whose hatred drove them into darkness; whose hatred was the only thing on which they could live and thrive. History repeats itself.
Under the Obama administration, the Pentagon is seeking Mikey Weinstein’s assistance in crafting religious tolerance policy. That’s like asking Adolf Hitler to help craft policy on Jewish tolerance. It’s backwards, and disgusting.
Mikey Weinstein is passion personified. With that level of passion, the ability to reason; to formulate sound arguments, becomes greatly diminished. What is driving his passion and aggression? What makes him so hateful? We may never know.
Regardless, this modern Nero, with his reckless aggression towards Christians, is helping to create policy on how to deal with Christianity in the military. With so many Christians currently serving, this frightens me.