Via the Richard Dawkins forums comes James Dobson’s take on Middle Eastern affairs. Dobson is interviewing known eschatological loonball Joel C. Rosenberg and promoting Rosenberg’s new book. Here’s Rosenberg:
We can’t say for sure that this is a prophetic event, but as followers of Jesus Christ, our command is to “be strong and courageous.” That’s what God said to Joshua four times in the first chapter of Joshua. We who have the Holy Spirit in us should not cower in the face of this, because the Muslims are lost, and because they are lost they are being driven I believe by THE ENEMY in a way that will confront us but we know that Jesus Christ is powerful and we know he is moving in the Middle East. I think what is most exciting in the Middle East is a story the media is missing: that in the last 30 years in Iran, there are now more than one million Muslims who have converted to faith in Christianity in Iran. If that’s not evidence that we are living in the last days, I don’t know what is.
Yes, it’s the end of the world as we know it. . . again! And here’s Dobson’s reply:
We know the Lord is in control. We know that he has never lost a battle. And we know he loves us, and he loves the nation of Israel and has made that clear for thousands of years. So what should we do?
There’s just one little factor which Dobson has left out of his careful foreign-policy calculations. I admit that only an expert in the field would be aware of this, but a man as influential as Dobson has no excuse for ignorance.
The Iranians are equipped with iron chariots!
And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
— Judges 1:19
That’ll learn ya to mouth off ’bout international diplomacy without knowin’ the full geopolitical situation.