Potus’s Oh-So-Christian Tolerance
India That Is Bharat
IS SATIRICUS religiously intolerant? Oops! Is that the right way to say it? Or is it just an example of his professionally poor English? Maybe he should have asked if he is irreligiously intolerant. For these days every secularist-in-the-Indian-street is telling Satiricus that as he is born in the Irreligion called Hinduism it is a given that he is given to intolerance. And the said secularist-in-the-street says so on solid authority the Christian president of the Americans. That does it. Hindu intolerance must be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the gospel truth. Clearly that intolerable intolerance his Vedas and his Gita must have taught Satiricus. Alas, had his scripture been the Holy Bible instead, he would not have been guilty of unholy intolerance. Equally clearly, the US President possesses the virtue of religious tolerance because he reads the Bible.
But are the American President and all other Americans “on the same page” preaching biblical tolerance? Alas, they are not only not, they seem to be reading very different editions of the Bible. Take, for execrable example, this American by name Dan Barker, a leader of an organisation called Freedom from Religion Foundation. This dastardly disbeliever in biblical tolerance has actually and unbelievably written an article titled “Biblical Intolerance” in which he wretchedly writes: “The biblical god, though he said thou shalt not kill, ordered death for all opposition, wholesale drowning and mass exterminations: punishes offspring to the fourth generation (Ex. 20:5): ordered pregnant women and children to be ripped up (Hos. 13:16): demands….human blood to appease his….vanity: is a sadist who created a hell to torture unbelievers (Is. 45:7): …..sent bears to devour 43 children…. (Kings, 2:23-24): punishes people with snakes, dogs, dragons …. swords, axes, fire…. and infanticide: and said fathers should eat their sons (Ez. 5:10)”
Jesus Christ! Even this dimwit can discern the disastrous difference between this Bible and that, between the First American’s Bible and the other American’s Bible. In such a sacrilegious situation Satiricus hopes that at least POTUS and FLOTUS read the same Bible. For there is yet another American who reads yet another Bible—which the First Lady might find not very flattering for the female of the American species. This man, by name A. L. Gaylor, writes in a publication of the same foul foundation: “There are more than 200 Bible verses that specifically belittle and demean women…. The most typical biblical labels of woman are harlot and whore.” Should the First Lady believe such crass quotes? Of course not. Neither should she believe what the 19th-century American feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote—“I know of no other book (other than the Bible) that so fully teaches the subjugation and degradation of woman.” And of course there should be no question about her paying the least attention to what a mere moronic male by name George Foote tauntingly remarked—“It will be the proud boast of woman that she never contributed a line to the Bible.”
To come back to the US President and his oh-so-Christian tolerance, it would be ‘Glad Tidings’ for him to learn that the various wondrous ways of killing and exterminating unbelievers as described in the Bible 2000 years ago were piously preserved even as late as the 16th century by the faithful followers of Jesus Christ known as the Society of Jesus, a.k.a. Jesuits. For the Jesuit oath of allegiance to the Pope, Jesus’s sole selling agent, says: “I do promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics…. as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that I will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants’ heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever may be their condition in life, as I at any time may be directed to do….”
So there, Mr. US President, is the quintessential core of Christian tolerance for you to read and rejoice. For your kind information, this oath is quoted in full by an American by name Charles Didier in his book Subterranean Rome (New York, 1843). Better still, it is recorded in the Journals of the 62nd Congress, 3rd Session of the United States Congressional Record (House Calendar No. 397, Report No. 1523, 15 February, 1913, pp. 3215-3216)—from which it was subsequently torn out! How sad! It would have strengthened your righteous right to preach this Christian tolerance to us intolerant Hindus.