Monday, August 15, 2011

A Time To Kill?

Is it?  I talked about non-judicial killing.  I used the example of the robot plane, please see my last blog and especially the wise discussion in the comments, from someone much more knowledgeable about the use of the drones.  I was contemplating the ethics involved and of course I thought of the modern extreme example of obvious evil done by a country and by its individuals:  Nazi Germany.  Note the US Army Officers in training contemplating this.  

But I stepped back and thought of Bonhoeffer's thoughts on ethics, and His call to seek God and God's will and guidance rather than rely on our own feelings and opinions, the basis of most modern ethics.  What is God calling us to?  What is God calling me to?  And am I doing that?  

Is the church of America following the call of God?  Is our only recourse in the face of threat from terrorists seek and destroy?  Is there no hope in God?  I don't mean to make light of the evil carried out by terrorists.  But what in this age does God call us as His people to?  

"I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”   
                                               -Jesus  (Luke 5:32)

"Thou Shalt Not Kill"

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