Thanks TomC for this…

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14 Responses to 1016

  1. sunil says:

    Ah the great eye for an eye commandment.

    On a pedantic note, have the Americans started driving on the right (left) side of the road? Or have the Brits started using a barely logical dating system ;)

  2. Hehe… very well said.

    Maybe a big tailpipe on the truck for all the burnt oil to escape?

  3. goodfield says:

    Sunil being pedantic looks like it’s in his rear view mirror! ;-)

  4. subo says:

    phew – thought it was sad in Brissol, when they display little fish with legs & booties

  5. Forrest says:

    It’s just that the little blue-haired old lady who can barely see over the steering wheel is driving.

  6. Rich Lush says:

    It is sad for me living as an Englishman in the States that both this and the previous Bin Laden (thanks for that by the way!) post are actually very true! And although some churches are taking a line of mercy with it, most of the American Church views it as something to celebrate. One friend said “I don’t celebrate that he’s dead, but I do celebrate we got the bast***”. I find it very hard to swallow their line. It’s such a cultural thing though and lack of understanding as well. The world view of a lot of these people is clouded merely by what they see on Fox or CNN. Many of them will ask if England is being overrun with Muslims and “don’t you think you should have guns in case they rise up against you”, it’s just a completely different, and sometimes scary, ideology!

    Unlike the English, who generally celebrate the fact that we seem to fail to acheive (and we’re happy about that for some reason!) The American’s are very proud people who believe in their country. I heard an American comedian put it like this, that America is like the struggling married couple who the moment they see someone else struggling, decide their qualified to give advice!

  7. laura says:

    I think this is the first ASBO cartoon that has ever offended me in all the years I’ve hung out here.
    I personally am in the camp that is glad the Bastard is dead!

  8. Ros says:

    Very well put.

    I bet those partying at Bin Laden’s death were also criticising Iran for their (equally disgusting) punishment of blinding a man with acid. And couldn’t see the hypocrisy.

  9. laura says:

    Chalk and Cheese

  10. Anna says:

    I’m an American and a Christian and someone with connections to New York City and also to fire and rescue people who responded to the attack in DC, so I have very mixed feelings about the whole thing.

    What is the proper response when someone who works to kill people like you, and declares and wages war against you, is killed in your name?

    Honestly, I’m scratching my head over this one: the English have certainly suffered more from enemies bombing civilians than we have, so perhaps you all know better; what IS the proper response, then, when the orchestrator of attacks against civilians in your country is killed?

    I was glad at first to hear bin Laden was dead and then the next thing I did, without really thinking about it, was to pray for his soul.

    This blog post, by an American clergywoman, pretty much sums it up for me:


  11. Forrest says:

    Re: “This blog post, by an American clergywoman, pretty much sums it up for me:”
    She makes sense.
    The Vatican statement has the ring of wisdom.
    “Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., released the following statement regarding the death of Osama bin Laden:

    Osama bin Laden, as we all know, bore the most serious responsibility for spreading divisions and hatred among populations, causing the deaths of innumerable people, and manipulating religions for this purpose.

    In the face of a man’s death, a Christian never rejoices, but reflects on the serious responsibilities of each person before God and before men, and hopes and works so that every event may be the occasion for the further growth of peace and not of hatred.”

  12. Botticelliwoman says:

    Nice comb-over

  13. TomC says:

    cooool! I inspired an ASBO!!!

    on a more serious note, when I saw this combo of bumper stickers a while back it really disturbed me. I have no problem with either sticker alone. While I don’t have a Fish on my car if Christians wish to declare their faith on their bumper who am I to judge?

    and the other sticker? I’m and Englishman in New York, I moved here in November ’01, just 2 months after the attacks. The country was gripped by anthrax fears at that time, you could still see smoke from the towers. I can totally understand the hurt, anger and even hatred people feel. For most people I can understand, if not agree with the sentiment ‘never forget, never forgive.’

    but for a Christian? to declare proudly that you are a follower of Christ, and in the same breath reject forgiveness leaves me wondering if the terrorists had a victory in ways many do not see.

    For a Christian to reject forgiveness is to reject the cross. Whatever our denominational or doctrinal differences, at the heart of our faith is Grace. Christ on the cross, We are forgiven and forgiveness is not optional as a follower of Christ. It is an imperative, it is fundamental to who we are. we are children of grace. unworthy, sinful and broken but chosen, saved, restored and raised up to be children of God, not because we deserve it but because God loves us and sent his son to suffer and die for us that we can have life. we are forgiven so we must forgive. (Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”)

    Let Grace abound.

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