A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history, particularly religious, of America's founding. Any observations, questions, or comments relating to the blog's theme are welcomed.
Jon,thanks for posting this. That's pretty cool. I posted a comment over there. I think he missed my point. Did you?
King of Ireland is our Bluto. When he writesThis battle seems to be over what ideas were foundational to the creation of the most free and prosperous nation in the history of the world and where these ideas came from? Who could argue with that?When he writesIdeas that were central to streams of Western Christian thought. These are the ideas of men like Aquinas, Bellarmine, Hooker, Rutherford and others before them.These ideas led to the Magna Carta...Well, the Magna Carta was 1215, before those guys. But he's rolling. Let's recall Animal House, one of the great classics of Western Civilized literature:BLUTO: What's this lying around shit? War's over. Wormer dropped the big one. BLUTO: What? "Over"? Did you say "over"? Nothing's over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germansbombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! OTTER: Germans?BOON: Forget it, he's rolling. BLUTO: And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the going gets tough... (Patriotic instrumental music) The tough get going! Who's with me? Let's go! Come on![Nobody follows him out the door.] What the fuck happenedto the Delta I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts? This could be the greatest nightof our lives... but you're gonna let it be the worst. "We're afraid to go with you, Bluto.We might get in trouble." Just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I won't take this!Wormer is a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Neidermeyer--DEAD! OTTER: Bluto's right. Psychotic... but absolutely right. We got to take these bastards. We could fight themwith conventional weapons. But that could take years...and cost millions of lives. In this case... I think we have to go all out. I think this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture...be done on somebody's part.BLUTO: And we're just the guys to do it. Let's do it.Let's do it!!!!ALL SHOUTING: Go! Go! Go!The American Revolution went down pretty much like this.King, GO! GO! GO!, you Energizer Bunny, you. Rock on. Faint heart never won fair maiden or Carpe-d the Diem, either.Don't worry about anyone missing your point. The readers get your point, at least enough of them.
I am not sure if he missed it. I think he did though.
Ah, Bluto, they got your point. In their way. They wrote about you.
Heh. Tom did you write that all out or copy & paste.King: I think they got 1/2 of it.
Jon,Me too. The half they wanted to see. I left a comment there I will see if anyone responds. I also left a link to here.
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