I know I am a minister of God and, yes, I forgive people every day for a lot of things most people would not. But I have not one ounce of forgiveness left for this horrible example of how bad a human being can sink into their sinful dreams of grandeur while perpetrating mass violence throughout a dozen different countries.
What can I say about this guy? I mean, think about all the good he has done in this world. All those hungry people he took the time to feed and all those educational projects that uplifted the Libyan people are simply inspiring.
I am even amazed at his magnanimous stewardship regarding how he has directed the billions and billions of dollars of international oil revenue directly toward Libyan-owned banks.
Wow! What a guy. I'll bet you any day now he will be receiving a letter announcing his Nobel Peace Prize because of his humanitarian efforts to rid the world of terrorism, torture and human trafficking.
Don't even get me started on the schools and technical training he has personally paid for in the aviation industry. The kindness and support he openly demonstrates to his family and inner circle of his governmental staff are awe-inspiring.
OK, already. I can't keep writing this nonsense about a maniacal terrorist who is, without question, either going insane or a few short strides from it. God forbid I mention his wardrobe choices. Can anyone say the word "clown"? It must be more than a little difficult to tell this murderous fool, "Yo, dude! Can you possibly put on something –– anything –– that doesn't make you look like such a pompous idiot."
Within the last few days, one of Gadhafi's highest ranking generals, who has become the de facto military leader of the Libyan resistance, has said quite clearly that he personally heard Gadhafi ordering the destruction of Pan Am flight 103, murdering 270 people, many of them American citizens. This megalomaniac plotted in 2003 to assassinate the ruler of Saudi Arabia.
At this point, the question is not whether he will be deposed. Most assuredly, that ship has already sailed. The question remaining is, unfortunately, how much damage he will inflict upon the Libyan people before he flees like a 3-year-old running to hide from the big green monster in his bedroom closet.
The moment he leaves –– if he leaves alive –– and his "friend," Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, decides to take on the task of housing him, it will be a continuous circus sideshow for a few years.
Gadhafi has probably stashed away at least $10 billion over the years so he can afford the tremendous personal security that will be required. Be assured he will need every bit of it.
The irony is, of course, the moment he has left the seat of power over a big pool of oil in Libya, he will have no bargaining power at all. The World Court or Germany or something else will put him on trial for murder.
I know I am a minister of God and, yes, I forgive people every day for a lot of things most people would not. But I have not one ounce of forgiveness left for this horrible example of how bad a human being can sink into their sinful dreams of grandeur while perpetrating mass violence throughout a dozen different countries. I will not lose one minute of sleep when God allows this treacherous man to stop breathing and stop causing any more pain.
The Rev. Ed Schneider is the president of Bishop's Pastoral College and the pastor of The Rock church of Oak Ridge, Tenn., http://www.pointtv.org/.