Posted by: raddestnerd | June 22, 2010

Waiting For Jesus

“Support the troops, not the war.”

I wonder if soldiers like it when people say that?

Because to say so implies the soldier fights for an unjust cause. If this is true what does it make the soldier? Is he stupid, evil, or a slave?

If the war is unjust can a good civilian truly “support the troops” without supporting the war?

Or think about this: Is there such a thing as a “good” war that a good citizen should support?

In the case of World War II, if you were a German citizen there was no way you could “support the troops” (oh they only killed about 6 million Jews) and not the war.

In the case of World War II, if you were an American citizen your country was fighting a “good” war on the side of good — to defeat Hitler and the Nazis. So you would say, “Support our troops.” Period.

But, alas the wars of the 21st century are dirty wars. (Or so the talking heads would like for us to think so.)

And while we do all the good we know how, as best we know to… it still falls short. So ultimately we await the Prince of Peace to return to earth and – making righteous judgment – flash his sword, slay the wicked, and establish his kingdom from Zion.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: