Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jesus, the Prince of Peace, or Mars, the God of War?

Daniel Nichols rightly sums up the above video of "folks who call themselves Christians" in "the party that calls itself prolife" "respond[ing] to the Golden Rule, the one articulated by, you know, the guy most of these folks claim to follow" — Insane. In the comments Thomas Storck gives the distributist nihil obstat:
    Despite his grave faults, I think a vote for Ron Paul can certainly be justified. I can hardly think of any American president ever who suggested we should apply the golden rule in our foreign policy. But Leo XIII made it clear that nations are bound by the moral law as much as individuals.
(There was such a president, Mr. Storck, a man whose "admirers praise him for his honesty, independence and integrity," and for his having "opposed imperialism, taxes, corruption, patronage, subsidies and inflationary policies, while adhering to the principles of classical liberalism," "a committed isolationist who had campaigned in opposition to expansion and imperialism" and who "reversed policy and withdrew the treaty for the annexation of Hawaii" — Grover Cleveland.)

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Blogger Procopius said...

Found this great comment on YouTube
"I'm a 'special kind' of Christian,

I despise The Golden Rule.

Although Jesus is my savior,

he is clearly just a fool.

Preemptive wars and dominance,

are where I place my trust.

We should 'do unto' all others,

before they 'do unto' us..."

January 18, 2012 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Wolfe said...

I'm more of a "Jesus, Prince of Peace" and "Jesus, God of War" kind of guy.

I find no contradiction in the Son of God who preaches peace and the Son of God who comes wielding a sword.

January 19, 2012 at 12:08 AM  

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