From: Walter Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 24 2003 - 17:33:15 EST
> Everyone seems to be putting in his/her two denari worth on this thread.
> In my opinion, only George's much earlier post describing the issues
> surrounding the just(ifiable) war issue have been worth the read -
Yes, but George is a bone fide theologian and his posts are always more astute than what many of us have to offer.
> me something to think about. Here are a couple of other (possibly) helpful
> 1) Jesus' statement about rendering unto Ceasar what is Caesar's and unto
> God what is God's seems a more useful idea than WWJD in regard to going to
> war. Although we are a democracy and should vote based on our convictions,
> in daily life most of us are mere pawns; if we are drafted to support our
> country militarily, etc., we must have pretty substantial and unambiguous
> reasons not to comply. Nowhere do we see Jesus caring one iota whether a
> person he ministered to was a Jew, a regular citizen, or a Roman officer.
> He never implied that it was immoral, in principle, for a believing
> Centurian soldier to remain so even though the soldier's government
> occupied Israel and persecuted the Jews and the early church.
> 2) Not that his is the final word on the matter, but C.S. Lewis wrote
> (transcribed speech, I think) about why he wasn't a pacifist. If I
> remember correctly, his reasons were somewhat like what I have put forth
> above. I think I will go home a give it a read.
Another one by C.S. Lewis along these lines may be found on the web at:
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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