Live by the sword...
January 11, 2010 5:25pm CST
A few days ago, a scandal broke out in British Politics: Iris Robinson, the wife of Northern Ireland's first minister, was exposed by a BBC investigation as having obtained £50,000 from two property developers - money which was then paid to her 19-year-old lover to help him launch a cafe. Iris Robinson is 60 years old. This is the same Iris Robinson who previously declared: "There can be no viler act, apart from homosexuality and sodomy, than sexually abusing innocent children." Whilst I do not wish to draw any parallel between the abuse of innocent children and a consensual (though extra marital) relationship between two adults, I do think it fitting that such a vile creature has finally been hoisted by her own petard (as it were). There are so many examples of (almost always religiously motivated) moralistic types living shadowy double lives... What do you think: live by the sword, die by the sword?
11 Jan 10
I'm not sure they are religeously motivated. I feel they are motivated by their hates and prejudices which usually relate to issues that they have within themselves and then they usually try to use religion to justify their hateful views and as a weapon against people they usualy don't even really know. They are probably people who need help but wouldn't be able to accept it if it came their way. It doesn't suprise me that these people reap what they sow, I see this all the time in life in sooooo many ways. It's like someone once said to me "Of course I believe in Karma, that's not even spooky sh$*!"
12 Jan 10
Ah, so homosexuality is _worse_ than kiddy fiddling? Right, glad we got that sorted... Politicians are deceitful liars out to feather their own nests. It matters not what party they stand for or which country they live in, they are all pretty much the same sort of fudge tunnel. Of course, it also demonstrates the old saying "there ain't no fool like an old fool"!
12 Jan 10
Apparently it is... at least, according to the twisted views of Mrs Robinson. But it's totally okay, because this is from scripture, so you can't say a word against it. Politicians might all be deceitful liars, but some are worse than others! Mrs Robinson is a blight on humanity.
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12 Jan 10
i think it is people like this that drag the docurtine of Christians through the mud with their hidden ajendas and double lives. It is those people that are in power that should lead by example not to think they are above anything because they are in power. it seems it doesn't matter what ocean you are on the politicians are corrupted and twisted the very morals of righteous living into the mud. But I cannot say whether to live by the sword, or to die by it. that is not my place.
12 Jan 10
I just find it amusing to think that people believe there can be any "doctrine of Christ" negating such instances of abuse and hypocrisy (as mentioned above; Ted Haggard, etc.). And it's curious just how often those in power - whether secular (politicians), or religious (priests) - abuse that power, for their own ends, with sometimes-hilarious ( ) and sometimes-tragic ( )results.