From: Robert Schneider (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 24 2003 - 13:41:45 EST
We might better ask, "What would Jesus have us do?"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexanian, Moorad" <email@example.com>
To: "Walter Hicks" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Joel Cannon"
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 1:22 PM
Subject: RE: Is the Hubbert curve a factor in the Bush Administrations rush
> 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
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Walter Hicks [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 1:07 PM
> To: Joel Cannon
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Is the Hubbert curve a factor in the Bush Administrations
> rush to
> 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 <email@example.com>
> In any consistent theory, there must
> exist true but not provable statements.
> (Godel's Theorem)
> You can only find the truth with logic
> If you have already found the truth
> without it. (G.K. Chesterton) ===================================
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