From: Walter Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 24 2003 - 13:07:29 EST
Joel Cannon wrote:
> Walter Hicks said:
> > I would suggest that the difference between Joel and Glenn is not a
> > question of the Hubbert curve, but rather one of preconceived
> > philosophies. It is just the same old liberal versus conservative
> > outlooks (IMO) and has nothing to do with "WWJD".
> OK Walter, you are asking the question that I would like people to be
> asking and I find it being asked distressingly little. What would
> Jesus do? Would he be at the controls of a bomber flying over Baghdad
> and if he was there would he drop the bombs?
That is a specious question IMO. Why not ask that question about World War II? Or
about a Police Officer in the line of of duty? Or a home owner defending the life
of his family when under attack and the only option left is to allow his family to
die? How do you answer these? How many pacifist examples does one need?
The real question is where do Christian values lie -- not would Jesus be a
Bombardier? (See George Murphy's "just war?" posting). Do we follow a totally
pacifist example and surrender to all enemies -- or is there a line somewhere? I
submit that in the fight against evil one has to think it out in detail and not
dumb down the issue with liberal or conservative canned philosophies (usually
armed with propaganda arguments to enforce the preconceived notions). The
question is one of how a Christian must react against evil in the best interest of
WWJD? I submit that "do nothing" as a canned philosophy is definitely _not_ What
Jesus Would Do.
Walt Hicks <email@example.com>
In any consistent theory, there must
exist true but not provable statements.
You can only find the truth with logic
If you have already found the truth
without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
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