Re: Drop Dead Jimmy Carter?
I agree with Mr. Graulich's sentiments, his rebuke of Jimmy Carter, and his rejection of a basically worthless apology, but repeating the lie that Jimmy Carter is a Christian is inexcusable. Only non-Christian Christians could accept him as one, and others who do are woefully ignorant of biblical Christianity. The Christian faith also doesn't demand "all Jews should and actually will forgive him." The Christian faith demands we overcome daily, that we express heartfelt repentance, in attitude and in actions, in words and in works, and whether or not folks choose to accept apologies from truly repentant folk is irrelevant. In God's eyes, they are forgiven.
As for the United States and Israel being the two "most moral nations in modernity," being merciful to a fault (must be in our blood - 1 Kings 20:31), often showing the "mercy of fools," I'm reminded of Meir Kahane's scathing condemnation of such a self-righteous "purity of arms" that we would do well to remember (Malachi 4:4).
I remember The Plain Truth magazine's frequent references to Carter and his unclean ilk as symptomatic of the national curse and malaise that was foretold, the breaking of the pride of our power - evident in both Israel and Judah today.