Iranian Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his nation will defy any additional UN resolutions over his nation's development of a nuclear weapons program.
He's appealing to a higher authority. God's will and all that.
It is, Ahmdinejad told the General Assembly, "high time for these powers to return from the path of arrogance and obedience to Satan to the path of faith in God."
If there is a God, then He must be shaking his head over all of his creations quoting him and representing him. Especially because all sides use him as authority for conflicting viewpoints.
That's pretty benign, I guess, when, say, opposing football teams pray for victory before going on the gridiron. But it becomes a bit more complicated when two warring factions are praying for victory.
Worse when world leaders claim that God, or whatever they choose to call Him, guided them into the decision to enter the battlefield.
In Ahmadinejad's case, God has told him to resist UN resolutions. I guess in his mind, God favors putting nuclear weapons in the hands of those who would wipe other countries off the face of the earth.
Since it seems OK for everyone to speak on God's behalf, I will join the chorus now and suggest that since He, we are told, made us in His image, he would be displeased if Ahmadinejad successfully continued along his planned path of destruction.
As for Satan's path, one might argue that Ahmadinejad is following it pretty closely.
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