In a sure sign that the spirit of darkness is at work, a statue of a "praying Adolph Hitler" in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland is crating a huge outrage.http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2013/January/Warsaws-Adolph-Hitler-Statue-Draws-Outrage/
The statue of Hitler, an avowed atheist, is on his knees and can only be viewed from a distance.
According to a report filed by the Christian Broadcast Newwork (CBN), Polands chief rabbi did not object to the statue being placed in the Warsaw Ghetto which was the scene of the Nazi efort to exterminate the Jews during the period of World War 2.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish group known to monitor anti-Semitism, released a terse response on the Hitler statue being placed by saying, "As far as the Jews were concerned, Hitler's only 'prayer'was that they (the Jews) be wiped off the face of the Earth."
It is unknown what the artist's conception was trying to accomplish in showing HItler praying, however using the most infamous man of evil lacked sensitivity and common sense.
There has been a pronounced rise in glorifying symbols of evil in entertainment and in even in the public sector. One can merely go 50-miles to the south of San Jose to the city of Salinas to find another example of questionable recognition.http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/salinas/New-East-Salinas-school-named-after-outlaw/-/5738906/17768044/-/1435q3v/-/index.html
One notorious outlaw was hung for murder in San Jose after his gang cattle russled, robbed and fought its way across several California counties in the 1800s.
So, why not name an elementary school after him?
In another display of just plain bad judgment, the Alisal School District board of trustees decided to name a new school after Tiburcio Vasquez, an outlaw.
Well, at least he isn't as evil as Hitler.
The east side of Salinas called Alisal has been troubled by gang violence, and what better example of dubious values can be set than by naming a school after a thug of gang activity?
What are people thinking?
A local law authority expressed its dismay about naming the school after Vasquez, however it appears the name will stick.
In the book of Isaiah of the Bible, the scriptures declare in 5:20, "woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."
No matter how one spins these deveopments, they're both bad ideas.