Moral Contradictions

Saturday, July 30, 2005

The current and on-going theme

Bruce over at Mainstream Baptist has been on a tear... he has a hard-hitting post which explores why the "values" President venomously opposes efforts to end Abu-Ghirab and Gitmo-like torture.

Is stopping terrorism important? Yes. Is using harsh methods to get information important? Yes. Is stripping inmates naked and then posing them in sexual positions important? No. There is a line. We as Americans used to pride ourselves on treating the enemy well, despite knowing that our enemy would never reciprocate. We were Americans... we were above that.

Why aren't the prominent preachers of our era standing up to the Adminstration and its extreme policies such as torture? I think that's a fair question that deserves to a straight answer. Only then will we find out if the preacher's true motive is "Kingdom Advancement" or personal and political advancement.

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and man. (Matthew 6:24)

Which is it? President Bush or God?

As Bruce concludes:

Some day a lot of currently prominent preachers will be asking, "Lord, when did we see you naked and abused and in prison and didn't do anything to minister to you? Didn't we perform miracles getting-out-the-votes to get "strict constuctionist" judges in your name?" And they will surely hear, "Inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it unto me." Matthew 25:31-46

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