A personal journal about teaching the Bible and ancient Near Eastern history/theology/religion/archaeology to university students in New Orleans, and whatever else happens to be on my mind.
APOLOGYTo the friends and families of the 2,997 AMERICANS that died in the brutal attacks on our fellow citizens on September 11, 2001, as well as the friends and families of the 2,994 Coalition Forces that have died in the War of Iraq to date. As far as the losses of the Iraqis, all I can offer as a consolation is a family of 4 living on S. Alexander Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.
I agree with anonymous that it is a real tragedy that so many people have died because of war. I'm not sure though how my family is any consolation for any of these unnecessary and tragic deaths.
It's quite simple. A great number of the Iraqis that you mourn for are responsible for the deaths of Americans. I was simply suggesting that if you can't get on the same page as our government, then perhaps you and your family would do better living abroad. Call me whatever kind of phobe you want. We have to get those people under control.
Dear Anonymous,I've lived in the Middle East for years, and I wouldn't mind living in Iraq, at least I wouldn't mind living in the Iraq that existed before 1991. And as George W. Bush has said, Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks that occurred on 9/11. Would you have been on the same page as our government during slavery, or were you on the same page as our government during the Kennedy years, or Clinton's tenure? I'm proud to say that I am not on the same page as our government, I'm not even reading the same book. America used to be better than the America portrayed by the current administration.
My America and my New Orleans is just the way I like it. The service in restuarants and hotels isn't as good as it was before the storm, but the mexican labor pool is catching on. The stock market is at an all time high, the storm thinned out of a whole lot of undesireables, and so on. Kennedy was an iteresting fellow. Although I didn't agree with his politics, he handled the Cubans well and had good taste in women. Clinton, on the other hand was just a hill billy from BFE Arkansas or Nebraska, wherever it was, as if there's any difference.
I'm curious if Anonymous finds it so easy to be mean and racist when he/she uses his/her real name? The internet is a dream come true for people like you. There's a big difference beween Arkansas and Nebraska. Why don't you use the internet to try to find out the difference.
Typical Democrat!!! When all else fails and you are left with no other alternatives, play the race card and call him a racist. You've just championed my point more than I ever could. Thank you.
And so the one who writes that Katrina "thinned out of a whole lot of undesireables" infers he/she meant nothing about race, and still hides behind "Anonymous." How is Anonymous coming on distinguishing between Arkansas and Nebraska? It's a mighty big world out there.
The race card is an awfully weak card to play. Or maybe I don't understand. Aren't white people still richer, more powerful, healthier than black people? In fact, being a racist white person does not place one at any disadvantage whatsoever. It's just that racists, in addition to all of the advantages they currently enjoy, want everyone to tell them what wonderful people they are. "Playing the race card" involves telling them that they are shitheels and morally dead. Sorry, anonymous, but you're a shitheel and morally dead. Now go enjoy your privileges.
To get back to the post. Those numbers seemed pretty high, and now there's a study calling them into question.http://www.iraqbodycount.org/press/pr14.php
Let's say the number isn't 655,000, but rather it's 10 innocent civilians. That's still unacceptible by me, and it's unacceptible to the author of Genesis 18.
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