Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Above the Law

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.” — Romans 13:1–7

Yesterday we saw the Fearless Leader quote Romans 13 to suggest that the Kult had cooperated with the police during their investigation of his April Fools’ Day prank, which they did not. Today, I have a question: If the Fearless Leader really wanted to obey Romans 13, why would he instruct a toady to steal a letterhead from the University of Idaho?

That’s a fair question when you think about it, but it raises another question: Why would the Great Protector instruct anyone to steal anything? Isn’t there a commandment prohibiting theft?

The only answer to these questions that I can surmise is that Doug Wilson sees himself as above the law — God’s and man’s — which probably accounts for his gloating in Credenda Agenda. I know, I know, it was a prank. I’m sure that justifies it some minds. Besides, everyone loves a good boob joke, don’t they? They sure worked ’em in on the whole “stacked committee” thing.

Regardless, these considerations raise another question: Does the Fearless Leader see himself above the law at all times? or does he see himself above the law on one specially designated day per year — the one they named in his honor?

I suspect the answer to this question is self-evident, but for those of you who have to think twice about it, take a tip from me: Think Al Capone.

Thank you.

PS: Doug Jones’ “humorless” defense is laughable. They’re all a bunch of nutjobs.


CIB said...

Given the way the Kult Krowd threatens people with lawsuits, and other Christians with filing charges with their elders, it is hard to imagine that they have anything but a demented sense of humor.

Mark T. said...

Yes, and notice these two facts:

1. They predicate their humor on deceit. There’s no punch line unless the so-called “fool” buys their lie.

2. They predicate their jokes on making fun of other people — demeaning, ridiculing, humiliating other people — you know, the “fool’s” who believe the Kult’s lie.