posted on Oct, 13 2006 @ 11:45 AM
This is a “heavy” subject. And I am certainly not the most qualified person to be talking about the interface of Religion, Patriotism and
Politics. But one has to start somewhere. And the more thoughts are voiced, the better.
The speak and actions of our government appear to be directing our country toward expanding our “war on terrorism” against an additional country
— Iran. If this speculation proves real, then perhaps we should — in the tradition of old pirate practice — change our “homely” national
flag for the more portentous “Jolly Roger”.
If indeed we are about to attack Iran — like a bunch of rabid orks — then let’s at least openly declare our intentions. No life will be spared,
no quarter given, none asked. Yes that was a cynical comment, but not too far from the truth. We have planned to assault Iran for two reasons.
A) We want their oil — without having to share it with the rest of the world.
And, B) Israel feels threatened
Neither reason is ethical within our officially declared value set of beliefs. It’s never o.k. to “steal”, every child knows that. And to
clobber/kill someone just because you “feel threatened” is not permissible either. Else our society would fall into anarchy due to fights and
feuds breaking out everywhere.
In the U.S., church and state are formally separated. Still, silently the majority of the populace considers us to be a “Christian” nation.
Which is why every presidential inauguration includes the placing of a hand on a “bible”. Well it’s time to take a stand. It’s time to
choose sides. We must make up our minds. The bible — in case you haven’t noticed — is a two-part document. An old testament and a new
testament. We need to decide which God we want to believe in. The God of War or the God of Love. Yahweh or Jesus.
Evangelists often delve into the gory details of the great rapture and tribulation. And they prefer to quote from the old testament since that’s
where all the action is. Instead of debating Christ’s teachings they fervently simply proclaim that “they love Jesus”. Hmm.. If the word
Christian derives from “Christ” then wouldn’t it make sense to at least feebly attempt to follow his teachings nonviolence and modesty?
The Wizard In The Woods