Thursday, March 13, 2008

An Eye for an Eye

Only two defining forces have ever offered
to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ
2. The American G. I.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

This was a post from a "friend" on Facebook. Do you really think Jesus, wants us to be using a billion dollar weapon to kill in his name? Don't you think we could use the money to feed and clothe people? I don't recall reading anywhere in the new testament a time when Jesus said, drop bombs on your enemy from 30,000 feet. Do you? I have nothing against the military or Jesus, but combining the two is not only absurd, it's dangerous. You can either kill or work for peace. You cannot put the two together. History has taught us that when an army believes God is on their side, they are capable of doing the most extreme and godless acts known to man. Why do you think a suicide bomber can do what they do; they have God on their side.
It doesn't matter who fires the first shot or with what weapon they are using. If both sides are killing then there is NO difference in what they ultimately stand for. It's the same as people wearing large gold crosses that cost thousands of dollars. You are missing the point.
This is the schizophrenic ideology of America. Like the Romans before us, we fight to expand our empire secure in the knowledge that we are on the side of good. Problem is, invoking the name of Jesus to do so is beyond ignorant and vastly arrogant. I don't know who said it, but an eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
It is because of the morally corrosive nature of religion that our founding fathers saw fit to make us a nation of laws and not a nation of religion. If you want to see the danger of what a country run by a single religion looks like, then look no farther than the people we buy our oil from.

1 comment:

Joe said...

This is the follow up response to my question back to her. My questions was, "Are you serious about this f-15 and Jesus thing?"

Just delete it...sorry. I don't feel like arguing religion or politics. I just come here to have a little fun. It was a post I received and passed on. It beats all of the porno ones.

I did delete it from my page and she then deleted me from her friends.
wow! I think this is the first time I have been banished for pointing out irony. I mean, seriously, a guy who stood for Peace and a weapon of war?