Friday, September 11, 2009

God and War

I watched what I thought was a disturbing story on BBC World News America last night. Israel’s army seems to be losing its secular nature.

”...its combat units are now filled with those that believe that Israel’s wars are God’s wars.”

I know...I don’t mention religion often but when I do I throw gas on the fire because I drag politics into it also. And now I’m tossing on some gunpowder too -- Israel always seems to spark passion in the U.S. But wait. How about some C4 to go with the mix ?

If you can stand it...

Think about rabbis in the IDF, the fact that we’re breaking our military -- in the Islamic Middle East -- with multiple deployments, the fact that most of America is not sharing in the suffering of this professional military force, remembering General Boykin’s little faux pas...

And then watch this morning’s “The 700 Club”.

(Needless to say, I’m not a fan. I just happened to be flipping channels and caught it.)

If you’re pressed for time, bump it up to about the 3:00 minute mark and start listening.

”This is a war of ideas, about God.”

From there, you can continue to listen as they call President Obama a liar (but they won’t use the word liar) about abortion, how President Obama might gain control of the internet all to himself (a subtle little comparison to Iran included) and how “death panels” really are real. Trust us.

If you can watch long enough, be sure to note that Jay Sekulow works for the American Center for Law & Justice which was founded guessed it...Pat Robertson -- the founder of The 700 Club. And just because there might be some young folks out there, don’t forget Mr. Robertson once ran for President of the United States of America. That would have made him Pastor Commander in Chief.

”Robertson's campaign got off to a strong second-place finish in the Iowa caucus, ahead of Bush.“

I believe the separation of Church and State is an important doctrine in America. Some don’t. And make no mistake about it, they are committed individuals. Like much of the rest of the world, they are probably more committed to their religion than most people are to their government.

Don Brown
September 11, 2009

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