Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Since I'm a Christian, and I am fully aware that some "Christians" have the mind-set of "Stand with Israel no matter what" I wonder if it will be okay to pray for Lebanon! Well, I most certainly will, and I do!! I'm so tired of people who take the attitude that anything Israel does is just fne and dandy. I know what the Bible says about Israel is God's chosen people and to stand with Israel. I also know that Israel disappoined God time and again. Do we stand with a child who commits murder? Does it mean you have to agree with it? Does the fact that His plan for Israel is unique in His plan from that of the Gentiles mean that anything goes, that it gives them a carte blanche license to oppress, destroy, ravage innocent people with apparently no restraints at any provocation?

I admit, I haven't followed every step of this conflict with a full recall of this side did this, that side did that -- but what is so disturbing is the blatant disregard for the innocent, and our country is backing them. Why? -- simply because they're Israel? No, I don't understand. And please don't try to explain it to me. I'd rather have my humanity than somebody's personal interpretation of "what it all means." I know what "MY" Bible teaches about loving, and living in unity, to strive for peace and respecting life. Why is that people can't read those Scriptures, as well, as the ones that suit their needs to reek vengence or oppression on others.

Yes, I'm a Christian. But I'm not the kind of Christian that will allow radical fundamentalists who distort their own faith base to suit their needs, pull Scriptures from their context to justify prejudices, hate, and cruelty and exclude the commands and even promises, the examples in deed and parables that set forth before them tolerances of all people. I saw some pictures of Israeli children signing "love notes" on the bombs to be sent to Lebanon. And "we" cheer that on! How freakin' sad and pathetic is that!! As I pray for Lebanon, I'll also pray that these misguided people will discard their hearts of stone and find the love that the God I know is.

Say what you wish if you wish, but I will not get into a debate that Israel is the "good guy" or is only "defending itself."

Addendum: Added July 20, 2006, at 3:37 p.m.

Here are the pictures I referred to of the Israeli children writing love notes on the bombs.

Israeli girls write messages on a shell at a heavy artillery position near Kiryat Shmona, in northern Israel, next to the Lebanese border, Monday, July 17, 2006. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)...

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Lebanese Children Receive them ---

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and "we" criticize "them" for teaching their
children to hate! And "we" raise our hands in church every Sunday thinking how pious "we" are.

How can so-called "Christians" be so blind in their own hypocracy. This brainwashed mind-set gives Christianity a bad name.


ADDENDUM: posted Jul 23, 2006:

What a tragedy. Now we have Iraq destroyed and are instrumental in the destruction of Lebanon. How many lives are destroyed or lost!!!