The speech started bad, and went downhill from there, I am referring to the President of Iran (I cannot spell his name, so I will not try) talking at Columbia University today. He started with a prayer he has used many times before, calling for a:
"hasten(ing of) the arrival of Imam al-Mahdi and grant him good health and victory and make us his followers and those to attest to his rightfulness."
Christians pray for ourselves and our loved ones to be ready when Christ returns, not the speeding up of his return. As wonderful as the rapture will be for Christians, Christians also understand the death and destruction that will precede and follow that rapture. We do not call for that as the President of Iran does.
Next he rambles about how science is religion and religion is science, something quite few people have missed, especially on the left side of the political spectrum. In his words:
"The nature of man is, in fact, a gift granted by the Almighty to all. The Almighty led mankind into this world and granted him wisdom and knowledge as his prime gift enabling him to know his God. "
"The first words, which were revealed to the holy prophet of Islam, call the prophet to read, quote, "Read, read in the name of your God, who supersedes everything," unquote, the Almighty, quote again, "who taught the human being with the pen," unquote. Quote, "The Almighty taught human beings what they were ignorant of," unquote."
"Therefore, according to this definition, science is a divine gift and the heart is where it resides. If we accept that science means illumination, then its scope supersedes the experimental sciences and it includes every hidden and disclosed reality"
That is three quotes where he mixes science and religion, where is the leftist outrage? He then went on to equate this to the way in which Holocaust denial is treated. Now, I do not think that just saying the Holocaust did not happen should result in a jail sentence, but it did happen, and it cannot be denied by someone who claims to be a professor, and this man does.
The speech went on, but there is only one more quote I am going to bring here…
"If the root causes of 9/11 are examined properly -- why it was happened, what caused it, what were the conditions that led to it, who truly was involved, who was really involved -- and put it all together to understand how to prevent the crisis in Iraq, fix the problem in Afghanistan and Iraq combined.
Now, why did he not just come right out and claim that either Bush or the the Jews were behind the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001? The left has called this speec a brave move, but is was the ranting and propaganda of a lunatic. This man should have been arrested for his part in the hostage taking 28 years ago, he should be speaking to us from his own jail cell, but, since that is not going to happen, and he knows it, he should at least have the balls to say what he means without dancing in circles.