On Holy War
© February 20, 2015, All Rights Reserved
“In this kind of battle, the victory will be won by him who has the courage not to throw down his arms or put aside his confidence in God.”Dom Lorenzo Scupoli, 1589.
A great debate has enveloped much of the United States: Why will President Obama not join the terms ‘Islamic’ and ‘Terrorist’ together? The answer is painfully obvious. Barack Obama apparently believes that religion must be approved by and subject to public authority. It is for this reason that the Obama justice department attacks Catholic nuns for violating his administration’s preference for socialized birth control. It exists within his ridicule for those Americans that like to read the Bible. It remains painfully present in his determination to “fundamentally transform” a nation reared on Judeo-Christian tradition. And it is evident in his refusal to single out Islamic jihadists: The terrorists at war with the United States have not earned his permission to be called Muslim and, therefore, President Obama will do everything in his power to hide the enemy from his administration’s eyes. Religion is by the grace of his determination.
So far be it for the president to acknowledge the time-honored Christian “iron-clad law” against evil – “either fight or die”. If the U.S. president can extinguish religion, he can also extinguish the concept of evil itself. Without evil, every action of human beings can be scrutinized as a social byproduct best left for academics to ponder. Therefore, the ISIS fighters beheading and burning non-believers commit these atrocities simply because they remain jobless or disadvantaged. Also, the “Warlike faith” of Muhammad – that even seventh century Jews found distasteful – becomes a religion of peace within the modern world. In the eyes of the Great Definer of Religion, Barack Obama, history is rewritten to suit. Thus, the Crusades become not a defense against 400 years of Muslim aggression, but the instigator for 1,400 years of faith-by-warrior. Obama now becomes like God, where one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as if one day.
This leads us to another great debate of today: How to deal with ISIS? Again, the answer remains painfully obvious. We must hunt down every leader of the Islamic State and kill or capture them. Those whom we catch should be sifted for valuable information. Afterwards, we should nail their bodies to the nearest mosque door with the inscription “This is what happens to anyone that seeks to harm Americans or our friends.” If the unacquainted should reel back in horror over this statement, then they should know that even God created the archangel St. Michael (“Who is like God?”) to set his foot upon the head of the Dragon and pierce the heart of Lucifer with his lance. Aside from this figurative depiction, St. Michael remains no less “God’s Marshal” and challenges all who seek to equate him or herself with Michael’s Master.