Sunday, January 22, 2006

Supporting a war just because the warmonger is a republican* is theofascist doctrine, not christian moral doctrine

(*And therefore both annointed and appointed by God.)

Why christians should care:


Some (preachers) tried to square the American invasion with Christian "just war" theory, but such efforts could never quite reckon with the criterion that force must only be used as a last resort. As a result, many ministers dismissed the theory as no longer relevant.

Some preachers tried to link Saddam Hussein with wicked King Nebuchadnezzar of Biblical fame, but these arguments depended on esoteric interpretations of the Old Testament book of II Kings and could not easily be reduced to the kinds of catchy phrases that are projected onto video screens in vast evangelical churches. The single common theme among the war sermons appeared to be this: our president is a real brother in Christ, and because he has discerned that God's will is for our nation to be at war against Iraq, we shall gloriously comply.

Such sentiments are a far cry from those expressed in the Lausanne Covenant of 1974. More than 2,300 evangelical leaders from 150 countries signed that statement, the most significant milestone in the movement's history. Convened by Billy Graham and led by John Stott, the revered Anglican evangelical priest and writer, the signatories affirmed the global character of the church of Jesus Christ and the belief that "the church is the community of God's people rather than an institution, and must not be identified with any particular culture, social or political system, or human ideology."

The official portrait Bush deserves

It's made from images of those who've died in the war for oil and world conquest he started with lies.


Christians shouldn't support a president (sic) who lies literally every time he opens his diseased mouth

Bush says he got top al qaeda boss. Pakistan says, no way.


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