Wednesday, April 25, 2007

George George George...

I'd like to quote the President of the United States of America... In a recent speech where he offers condolences to the shooting victims in Virginia he says, ' In times like this, we can find comfort in the grace and guidance of a loving God. As the Scriptures tell us, "Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."'

They are fine words, worthy of a statesman. But didn't they apply back on Sept 11, 2001 also?

Wow, how would the 'War on Terror' have gone if we had applied this to it? If America had bombed Afghanistan with a billion dollars worth of food, or better still, intelligent sensitive aid? And Iraq? It would be hard to drum up support to attack people who are being overwhelmingly nice to you? What family would allow their sons to be suicide bombers to destroy the people who are making your life so much better? Many of those boys come from desperate poverty and do it partly to stop these American devils, but also because their families are taken care of.

I don't know. I'm rambling a bit here... Probably George W is correct in all he does. But am I alone in thinking that there is a sort of disconnect between this quote and events in the Middle East? No easy answers, but who ever said 'Love your Enemies' was the easy path to take?

How would the world be if we took that seriously?

1 comment:

rowelty said...

One would hope to see some sort of consistency in a national leader!

Imagine what a billion dollars worth of food could have done!

What a world we would live in if we lived by this scripture - "Don't be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

Well, it's up to us - I'm going to - will you?