I just had to address this, it’s way too good. The stupidity of some people seems to have no end.
A foxnews.com article tells of an ongoing protest in Berkeley, California over a U.S. Marine recruiting station. This station has been in the news since earlier this year when the City of Berkeley City Council sent the Marines a letter telling them they were not welcome. (Read the articles here and here)
Now, they’ve resorted to witchcraft. The group calls themselves “Code Pink.” Here’s an excerpt of the article:
Members of the women’s group unfurled a pink banner and posted placards outside the center Friday, where later, they are expected to rally, armed with spells and pointy hats for a “Witches, clowns and sirens day.”
“Women are coming to cast spells and do rituals and to impart wisdom to figure out how we’re going to end war,” Zanne Sam Joi of Bay Area Code Pink told FOXNews.com
Now, I do not believe witchcraft can in any way trump the sovereignty and power of God. However, witchcraft does play with demonic forces and, in that sense, it is dangerous. But, God is sovereign over the demons too.
Allow me, if you will, to be presuppositional for a moment. Let’s say the Code Pink personnel are casting spells on these Marines so that , through the spell, the Marine (or other Marines now serving in Afghanistan or Iraq) are injured, wounded in action, or killed. Does this not show intent to do harm? Would it matter if they used a baseball bat or a gun as opposed to a spell? If some horrible harm befalls the Marines at the Berkeley recruiting station, would not Code Pink be liable?
Well, the legal system probably won’t prosecute the casting of a spell, and they probably shouldn’t prosecute such silliness. But, the casting of spells does show what these people think about the U.S. and her Marines.
You know what ticks me off the most about this? If Berkeley, California were invaded by Chinese, Mexican, or Canadian armies, or people from Mars, these very same Marine-haters would be the first to complain that the Marines didn’t do enough quick enough. They’d complain the loudest about them needing the most help.
In the excellent movie A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson’s character, Col. Jessup (who is not a character to be emulated), chastises Tom Cruise’s character for basically accepting the gift of freedom at the hands of the U.S. Marines but then denounced the way in which the freedom was provided.
I wonder if it ever occurred to these Berkeley wackos that if it were not for those Marines, they would not be have the freedom to protest in the first place.
To the men and women of the U.S. Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard, we all owe a hearty “Thank you.”