Saturday, December 27, 2008

Ahmadinejad's Christmas message

On Christmas day Britain's Channel 4 news broadcast a Christmas message from Iranian President Mahmoud Admadinejad. Not surprisingly this has been met with outrage by Israel, world Jewry and Iranian dissidents. The basic theme of his address, directed at the British people is that the vast problems facing humanity today could be resolved if world leaders and humanity itself followed the teachings of the prophets. Watch yourselves and tell me what you think.

In one way his Christmas message appears conciliatory as he heaps praise on Jesus Christ in particular and urges people to follow his message and that of the Jewish prophet Abraham. However the bit that worried me was when he began talking of the second coming of Christ and Mohammad. This to me gets a little too close to all the "end of days" talk that Christian Zionist fanatics and Muslim extremists love to rant about. I like most reasonably minded people do not want to see all the land between the river Jordan and the Mediterranean returned to the Jewish people so that the second coming can be sped up in the wake of the resulting Armageddon. I say put the Iranian fundamentalists and the Christian Zionists on an island somewhere and let them have their Armageddon, just leave the rest of us out of it. As for the controversy surrounding their decision to air the speech. It was ten times the entertainment that the Queens speech offers so I'm down with it.


EK Buzz said...

would you lay off the guy!Ahmadinejad is a facebook addict...he is only looking for attention look:

Ted Leddy said...

Maybe I am misunderestimating him. Perhaps a bit of tlc might convince him to abandon his nuclear programme.

Thanks for the comment EK. Love the website

Anonymous said...

I don't see the big deal with airing the speach, unless you are a tad racist. Everyone should be allowed free speach, it's up to each individual to decide how to act on what is said. Sure we have to listen to the Isrealis rant all the time, give the Iranians a chance.

Ted Leddy said...

Fair enough digital forg€ry

I agree much to the annoyance of my Israeli friends. Channel four is merely doing a bit of thinking outside the box.

Anonymous said...

After looking at that video and seeing this guy talk to a camera, watching closely his eybrows and mouth, I have one question... Has anyone ever seen the presidents of Iran and the United states of America in the same room?

Ps Gubuwubu I don't think the whole end of times is limited to those who believe in it.

Ted Leddy said...

Ok so you reckon they are the same person clarke Kent style. Im not really sure what you are getting at although I have heard it said that Bush and Ahmadinejad have the same agenda which is to speed up armageddon so that the second coming might happen in their lifetime.

"I don't think the whole end of times is limited to those who believe in it".

Please elaborate, you think we are all doomed too.