29 March 2008

You Won't Be Meeting Gorbi At Those Pearly Gates

The story seems so beautiful. The man who won the Nobel Peace Prize then rolled the tanks of oppression into the Balkans. The man with a stained pate and a calculating eye. The man who lost the cold war. He is the man who just last week knelt before God at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi and proclaimed his devotion to the Lord. The last communist leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, is a Christian.

Well, hold the hallelujahs. It seems that Gorbi is still clinging to the Godless precepts of that old evil empire after all. As he put it: "To sum up and avoid any misunderstandings, let me say that I have been and remain an atheist.” Sounds like somebody is determined to hold a ticket on the hell express. Oh, and when Gorbachev gets there I hope he tells Saddam that he was right about the God thing, but the devil is in the details.