Thursday, January 20, 2005

The Evil One

Whoa--some benediction, huh? When's the last time you heard a political benediction that asks the Creator for deliverance from the "Evil One"? (Who we talkin' 'bout here? Satan? Osama bin Laden?)

Rev. Kirby John Caldwell also offered an act of confession in an appeal for forgiveness "for being ensnarled in petty partisan politics." Your Webwench suspects that Tom DeLay has purchased an indulgence on that count.

And how comforting to find the eschatological subtext continued in this celebration of freedom with the reverend's reference to the "latter days" of Americans, which he said would be better than our "former days." In the words of Robert Anton Wilson in The Illuminatus Trilogy , let's hope the administration fails in what could be viewed as a plan to "immanentize the eschaton."

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