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Date Posted: 11:04:22 06/15/05 Wed
Author: Leif Erlingsson, heretic®
Subject: Whatever gave you that idea?!
In reply to: KathyT 's message, "ah, Leif, how sad...." on 09:33:50 06/15/05 Wed

Whatever gave you that idea?! ("You give the appearance of an United States hater.")

I hate Evil, and Evil is now at the helm, just as it was in Germany 70 years ago.   If I then had said that I hated the ideology of Nazism because of the Evil it was causing, would that make me hate Germany?   No, I don't think so.   Only in the eyes of the Nazis.   In the same manner, I love the US but I hate what is being done in it's name.   And I try my best to wake people in and out of the US up, so the forces of change will work both from within and from without.   Is it because I say that your country presently is acting in a morally despicable way -- and doesn't even appear to be aware of this fact -- that you think that I would hate it?   Have you heard of the phrase "Hate the sin but love the sinner"?   I hate the Evil/"sin" but love the U.S./"sinner".   The first step to repentance is admitting the sin, or in this case, Evil.   Until such a time that the governments and leaders that are in on this -- and I wouldn't be surprised if that includes the head of state in my own country -- admit the Evil, and start to make moves toward repentance, it is a moral imperative to discuss this.   Including what possible perverted standards/belief-sets/mind-sets that might make seemingly decent loving and loyal people direct the affairs of state in such a way that acts once universally denounced as evil crimes against humanity regularly are used to further the interests of said state.   Like I discussed in my http://voy.com/90094/7271.html message regarding "Standards and belief-sets/mind-sets that cause Evil must be openly discussed".

It is true that I am morally upset to the marrow of my bones, and beyond.   But I do not hate either Adolf Hitler or George Walker Bush.   And neither Nazi Germany nor the United States of today.   Rather I Understand it more and more.   Obviously not the way some of it's citizens would like me to understand it, but nevertheless.   People who think I hate the United States do not understand.   And I forgive them.   In the name of Leif Erlingsson, Amen.   (I only speak for myself, not for Christ or anyone else.   I do what I believe is right.   And I try very hard to understand what is right... that's what has brought me where I am today.)

Leif Erlingsson, heretic®.

``Ignorance is Strength.'' -- George Orwell

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