September 12, 2007

The church and the war

Christian ethics prof, David Gushee writes in the Associated Baptist Press what many of us have been saying for a long time--that Bush (and the country) over reacted to 9-11 and attacked the wrong country. He further notes that this disastrous war has made us less safe, our military less strong and respected, and has undermined our moral standing throughout the world.
"And the church? In general, the American churches have lacked the political independence, the discernment, and the courage even to understand and name what has gone wrong, let alone to resist it. A domesticated church has been employable as a servant of the state, even to the point of defending torture.

It seems to me that 9/11 in a way unhinged our nation and sent us hurtling down the wrong path. But the American church bears considerable responsibility for its inability to stand fast on the solid rock of Jesus Christ in the midst of this unhinging -- yet one more reason to bow our heads in sorrow on 9/11."

1 comment:

Tony said...

A house divided cannot stand. And GW is in the house with God so therefore, if the American people take GW to task and hold him accountable, then we must also do the same with God. And we can't do that. Can we?