Thursday, October 12, 2006

What if the Amish were in charge of the ‘war on terror’?
Part of the fine peace witness* of the Sojourners people even if I don’t agree with their whole programme**. The analogy isn’t perfect: though innocent people suffered in both cases, US foreign policy ‘brought ’em on’ on 9/11. But the point remains.

From Hoosier Musings in Big Sky Country as is this:
Montanans are used to this [hardships including natural disasters like this summer’s wildfire]. Bless them, grumbling is at a minimum. Most simply shrug their shoulders, not expecting anything different (some thankful that the politicians are not mucking things up any worse than they already are), and go on about the business of coping.
Well, yes.

*Issues on which David Virtue and I are opposed BTW.

**No statism of the right or left, thank you. Christian political activism should work to cut back the state; stopping government-sponsored evil like apartheid historically or the war on Iraq. When Christians try to use the state you get tyranny like the executions of English Catholics and flops like Prohibition (also infringing on rights) or, surprise, the state ends up co-opting the church. ‘Talk up the Iraq war from the pulpit — or else!’ Far-fetched? Not really. Ask All Saints’, Pasadena!

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