Monday, March 24, 2003

Nation at War: WWJD?

"Jesus did not come to bring peace on Earth. I don't agree with those clergy who say Jesus would be marching for peace. Jesus said he did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Jesus brings peace to the individual heart amid war and pestilence and famine."

So says Pastor Dick Bernal.

There is a chaos theory that says humanity, on the side of order, must constantly battle chaos. It’s not fighting these battles that causes the infrastructure of society to degrade, and eventually collapse. It was featured in the science fiction book by Isaac Asimov.

I think this theory would hold true for our government and religions as well. Whenever we do not maintain our establishments, they will degrade over time, thus leaving only the most radical elements in place.

It’s this radicalism, along with a hope for end-times by some Christian religions causes the quotes you read in that article.

That is why it’s important to get involved. People must get involved in politics, even if that’s just voting. People must get involved in civic organizations, whether that be your church, charity, or PTA. The more numbers an orginazation has, the more its path moderates out.

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