Last week I was quite moved by an article in the National Post titled: His wrath upon their heads. In it Father Raymond J. de Souza rightly condemns the abhorrent and heinous murders of Coptic Christians in Iraq.
I've known Iraqi Christians and I've heard their stories. They are some of the finest people you will ever meet and their faith is strong. I grieve for them and I share Father de Souza's sentiments. The crimes by Al Qaeda in the name of Islam cry out for justice. Father de Souza says it best:
There can be no greater sacrilege. The words and acts of Al Qaeda reek to heaven and earth. Not since the Holocaust has there been a greater need for Divine Intervention. Al Qaeda is the embodiment of all things evil. Persons and intuitions who deliver anything less than total and unambiguous retribution on the members of Al Qaeda have abdicated any authority granted them.
One only needs to look at the Omar Kadr case to know whose side the Justice system is on. Kadr will walk free and with millions of dollars as sure as the sun will come up. This is how liberal justice works.
Will God then grant us a miracle of justice? Will the piano of righteousness serenely and faultlessly descend on the guilty head of one Omar Kadr?
No. It didn't happen to Hitler and it won't happen to Kadr and his friends.
As with World War 2 the only justice we can expect is the justice we secure for ourselves. The courts, the politicians, the media, not even God Himself seems up to the task. God is never up to the task. Its always us.
You may have realized that I'm an atheist. I'm not entirely sure about Gods existence as I can't be entirely sure about anything. I'm more like an agnostic who has come to a decision. I don't say this to feel superior and no I don't hate my dad. I have simply decided not to fear the truth as I see it. Atheism is the unfortunate answer to an old question.
Let me be wrong. Let these blaspheming murderers feel the wrath of God. Let me know that God lives for I will not worship one who allows this evil against Him and His followers. God seems as powerless as I am. At least I know that I am real.
I feel a desire to be that piano and to land on the heads of the guilty. Is that God? Is that my calling.. to become justice. Its probably just another impossible wish. I can't be alone.
Ether way I'm waiting and watching for a sign from God. So far its nothing but people on all sides. Good people, bad people but always people. No devils and no angels but for the corporeal type.
I don't believe there will be any justice of any kind unless we make it. We can't just keep waiting for Divine intervention.