date:Fri, 14 Sep 2001 19:25:07 -0700 
subject: Tonight 


 The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up,
 as if orchards were dying in space.
 Each leaf falls as if it were motioning "no."

 And tonight the heavy earth is falling
 away from all the other stars in the loneliness.

 We're all falling.  This hand here is falling.
 And look at the other one.... It's in them all.

 And yet there is Someone, whose hands
 infinitely calm, hold up all this falling.

 Rainer Maria Rilke

Fri, 14 Sep 2001 20:24:08 -0700 

 I wanted to say, that we do not need to agree with our attackers at all.  I do think, however, we should 
 learn as much as we can from and about them, in order to best and most wisely deal with the situation.  Revenge is best served cold. 

 Falwell and Robertson are homospirituals.  They perform mental fellatio on each other.  I feel this time they have discredited themselves
 for good.  They are, once again, attempting to profit from the misery of others.  This time, however, they have gone way too far.  If they
 had had any sense to begin with, one would say they had taken leave of their senses.  Falwell should concentrate on the deadly sin of
 gluttony, a sin about which he has a great deal of inside information.  He should examine the mortal sin of bearing false witness against his
 neighbor.  Something else he is very adept at.  Why have they focused almost exclusively on the particular sins they have?  
 Homosexuality.  Abortion.  Feminism.  Because they sell to a certain audience.  That audience must now reject them.  (And by the way, 
 have we determined beyond a shadow of a doubt that feminism is a sin?  You can tell the humanity of a culture by the way it treats it's
 women.  Feminism suffers from the same sort of problems as Christianity... in this case- Christians.) The American Civil Liberties Union? 
 That is staggering.  Shockingly stupid.  Exquisitely insular.  Myopic.  "I think we've just seen the antechamber to terror.  We haven't even
 begun to see what they can do to the major population."?  The fear they are attempting to engender is tantamount to screaming "Fire" in a
 crowded theater.  And all for profit.  Pitiful.  These shrill, demented voices presuming to represent Christ must be drowned out.  Now. 
 Forever.  Down with them.  I am beginning a letter to the editor.  I'll be up most of the night if anybody has any suggestions.  It will begin
 something like this: 

 The fractious and noxious idiocy of these entrepreneurs of fear has reached a low below no bottom.  Why did they feel the need to draw
 attention to themselves at this hour of profound national grief?  What did they hope to add to our national life?

 Re: Tonight 
 Fri, 14 Sep 2001 23:04:33 -0700 

Oh, Peter, what you called Robertson's regular TV show is a TV show.  It is broadcast not just to the homes of his audience, but to
 whomever has the misfortune of landing on that channel.  In Romans 2.23 & 24,  Paul asks,  “You who boast in the law, do you dishonor
 God by breaking the law?  For as it is written, ‘The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.’”  It is a major news
 story.  No one made it so besides them.  I know you like to be contrary, but think harder, Pal.