Tuesday, March 21, 2006
So, today the V.P. of marketing for the U.S. govt. suggested that those opposed to the war in Iraq are 'wrong.' ~ Consider that thousands of American lives have been lost, thousands of spouses are now grieving, thousands and thousands of kids will grow up without a mom or a dad, and tens of thousands of Iraqis are now dead. ~ Consider that we will end up spending trillions of dollars on this project... for something called peace. And consider that we've sent an entire nation into civil war. ~ Consider that free democracy can NOT be imposed on people. They must want it. They must trust it. They must feel it is the best option for their lives. Democracy almost always takes decades to work, and it often takes centuries... centuries. Too bad that the Bush administration, and the brilliant V.P. himself forgot to consult historians and those who understand the making of democracies prior to deciding this was a nation building activity. ~ Consider that we entered this war for our own 'safety,' and our own sense of 'freedom.' So, as a follower of Jesus I can justify this war because I felt threatened? I suggest that this war has further allowed us to worship 'freedom,' 'saftely,' and other things that have very little to do with the kingdom of God. I suggest we take serious the words, "Have no other God's before me." Or is America perhaps the God we really worship?
Posted by Randy Buist at 2:06 PM