From: Alexanian, Moorad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 24 2003 - 13:22:24 EST
Regarding What Would Jesus Do or Say? I would rather concentrate on What
Jesus Did or Said! Let us not go into the business of guessing what
would God do. Moorad
From: Walter Hicks [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 1:07 PM
To: Joel Cannon
Subject: Re: Is the Hubbert curve a factor in the Bush Administrations
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 all.
WWJD? I submit that "do nothing" as a canned philosophy is definitely
_not_ What Jesus Would Do.
Walt Hicks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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