Now, many people have pointed out to me, in conversation, that there are Christians who are just as fanatical and dangerous as the Islamists that we encounter; this is not something that I subscribe to. Yes, there are fanatical Christians, but they are not as dangerous as the Muslims: why?
It is an interesting fact that the Muslim suicide bombers, who have so troubled the West, have tended to be well-educated and, other than their ludicrous belief in their invisible friend, intelligent men with a real dedication to their death wish.
Fanatical Christians, on the other hand, tend to be a little more like the man in this article; that is, they make two short planks look like fucking Einstein. [Emphasis mine.]
Based on what he told police, David McMenemy's plan to destroy an abortion clinic worked out much differently in his head from what played out Monday in Davenport, Iowa.
McMenemy, 45, most recently of Rochester Hills admitted dousing the interior of his silver 2004 Saturn with gasoline he had in a Gatorade bottle and plunging the vehicle into a women's health clinic early that morning. And he told police he planned to die in the ensuing fire.
But the clinic whose lobby the native Detroiter drove into -- the Edgerton Women's Health Center -- doesn't perform abortions or even provide referrals for them. And the impact wasn't enough to cause a fire, so McMenemy had to pour more gas on the car.
And once it was ablaze, he scratched his plan to kill himself when he realized it was going to be painful.
No one was injured.
So, something of a failure then: his target had nothing to do with abortions, he gave up the suicide idea when he realised that it would hurt and he couldn't even get the car to explode properly. I guess that that why the well-educated Muslim guys make bombs.
It all left local and federal police wondering whether McMenemy is a calculating criminal who spent weeks scouting the Midwest for abortion clinics to destroy, or nothing more than a suicidal, unemployed amateur criminal.
"Is he just a fruitcake, or is he better connected?" asked Scott County Prosecutor William Davis.
Really, mate, I think that you hit the nail on the head with the "fruitcake" comment, to be honest.
Generally speaking, Christians are quite happy to protest and do stupid things as long as they aren't put to too much trouble: there isn't really a Christian plan to remake the world under their God, no matter what you think of the neo-cons. Sorry.
The Muslims, on the other hand...