Thursday, September 11, 2008

Do You Think the War in Iraq is God’s War?

My goodness… my God… we can’t let this team get elected, so do something to stop it! by Charlie Leck

You’ve heard of the patients running the insane asylum haven’t you? Well, get ready for it in reality.
“In June, when Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin addressed the graduating class of commission students at her one-time church, Wasilla Assembly of God, she painted the current war in Iraq as a messianic affair in which the United States could act out the will of the Lord. ‘Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,’ said Palin. In a statement to the New York Sun yesterday, McCain campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb endorsed Palin’s comments 100%" [from an AlterNet Story of 10 September 2008]
Here are the comments by Michael Goldfarb about the original Palin statement…

"This is an incredibly humble statement, a statement that this campaign stands by 100%, and a sentiment that any religious American will share -- the hope that our country’s actions are indeed righteous,…"
I get very nervous about people who go running around, claiming they know what God’s plan or will for the world is. I get very nervous about people claiming the God in whom I believe is a promoter of war and violence, death and destruction, murder and mayhem or hatred and bigotry. This war is all those things! God bless the poor troops who are over there fighting for their lives in a war that did not need to happen. It did not! It is blind foolishness to think otherwise. Trillions of dollars have been poured down that rat hole! Trillions!

This is an election that demands you do not sit on the sideline. We may lose, but let’s not lose without a fight. Get in there and mix it up. Talk to your neighbors. Convince them! Correct them when they develop misperceptions. Don’t allow this lying crap on the Internet to go unanswered. Condemn hateful email by sending your remarks on to everyone who received it.

Give money – everything you legally may and can reasonably afford to the Obama campaign.

Have you been listening to the craziness of this Sarah Palin? Do you realize there is better than a 50 percent chance she will become your President if John McCain is elected?

Saying the war in Iraq is God’s war is reason enough to defeat McCain/Palin. They both think it is. They both must be crazy!

Don’t sit back or you’ll have the crazies leading the country!

Here’s something I wrote to a friend quite a long time ago…
“Though I didn’t put my theological education to a sustained, long term practical use, it has still served me well and given me a way of thinking about events that is enormously helpful. I remember one of my better professors, an Old Testament scholar, warning me (actually us) about prescribing to God and His will events that take place around us and around the globe. ‘We are not capable of reading accurately the intention of God in the matters of human beings. We should do so rarely and only then with great, great caution.’ Of course, he was and is correct. The American religious fundamentalists believe they have some special insight into the will of God. They are not cautious at all about proclaiming so. It is, in a fustian manner, being disloyal to their Ultimate Source of Being.”
The religious right in America somehow thinks God is the special preserve of them alone. They are confounded when confronted with the reality that this is the God of humanity in every portion of the globe. When they claim that the War in Iraq is the “will of God,” the very devout and religious person in Sweden, Germany, South Korea, Columbia, and all the corners of the world, thinks that is an absolutely obtuse assertion.

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