Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's Very Simple

Someone in my family posted a picture of the Twin Towers smoldering, with the meme, "This is why I don't care how the terrorists are interrogated!" It has all the finesse of a kick to the groin. Well, I do. And the reason I do is justice. It's not just or right to treat people's humanity like trash. It wasn't right the first time when they did it; you can spangle it with stars, and adorn it with country song lyrics, and it's still wrong. That's why the Enemy laughs whenever there's a war, because he knows that injustice will often be met with wounded, angry, passionate retaliation.

They are still people.

It's so simple, but it's so hard, because we think no one else is watching, that vengeance is OURS, we will repay. Maybe it's that simple atheism right there. It makes all the difference, doesn't it?

It's possible and very likely that these people have merited a thousand Hells by what they have done. But ask yourself this: do you want to join them? See, I think people roll their eyes at "turn the other cheek" and the like because they have no idea how real Hell is. (Or Heaven, for that matter.) They think Jesus was a pansy, if you will forgive me. No, my friends. Jesus understands the true weight of everything. The Buddhists were right about this: it all comes back. If nothing is forgotten, and if all debts will be paid, one way or the other, let's just say, that changes things.

Besides, wasn't Mom right when she said, "Two wrongs don't make a right"?

Lord, have mercy.

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