Church leader tweets picket of Jobs’ funeral—via iPhone
Sadness seems like an all-encompassing emotion.
Yet today some might learn that it is possible for another emotion to creep in and steal some of sadness’s power without even trying too hard. Disgust, for example.
I am grateful (at least in one sense) to the Washington Post for crawling past my teeth and informing me that the Westboro Baptist Church is organizing a picket of Steve Jobs’ funeral.
You might be familiar with this church. It is the same Kansas-based band of intellectuals which protests at the funerals of American soldiers. Because, well, the Church is privileged with the insight that God punishes America because America doesn’t punish sin. At least I think that’s how this Wittgensteinian thinking goes.
Some human beings somehow manage to show their worst side in times of sadness and grief. This church takes that concept and runs away with it.