Thursday, September 30, 2004
the russians get it.....
George Bush II has encouraged the world to consider him as a Born Again Christian and we should respect that and encourage him to become a better person for it. In time, he may even realize that his savior Jesus Christ may help him to grasp the meaning of truth.
Hopefully he will pursue the reading of the Bible, and eventually enter the revealing world of the New Testament. Currently, he appears to have stalled at an ancient law of Babylonian retributive justice:"lex talionis" commonly referred to today as "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth".
It is possible that his busy schedule has not allowed him the leisure of delving more deeply into this area, and discover that the interpretation of this law according to the Torah is to minimize retribution as in: "no more than an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth", in effect, a limitation of response. This would have been refined in further readings of the Oral law of Judaism in the Hebrew Bible, as a "retribution of a financial kind".
Perhaps this whole question may be put to rest with a quote from none other than a humble truthful man, Mahatma Gandhi: "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind". How did he know that Bush's war in Iraq would be such a mess?
Had George Bush ll persisted in his efforts to understand Jesus Christ, he would have stumbled on some fairly well known quotes from his savior in the New Testament, " If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also" and "Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you."
George W. Bush - The Christian Apprentice - PRAVDA.Ru