Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Christian Jihad

From the musings of Sarah Palin's (McCain's choice for VP) pastor:

"What you see in a terrorist -- that's called the invisible enemy. There has always been an invisible enemy. What you see in Iraq, basically, is a manifestation of what's going on in this unseen world called the spirit world. ... We need to think like Jesus thinks. We are in a time and a season of war, and we need to think like that. We need to develop that instinct. We need to develop as believers the instinct that we are at war, and that war is contending for your faith. ... Jesus called us to die. You're worried about getting hurt? He's called us to die. Listen, you know we can't even follow him unless you are willing to give up your life. ... I believe that Jesus himself operated from that position of war mode. Everyone say "war mode." Now you say, wait a minute Ed, he's like the good shepherd, he's loving all the time and he's kind all the time. Oh yes he is -- but I also believe that he had a part of his thoughts that knew that he was in a war."

"Religion of peace", huh?



Scott said...

I think that it's clear from the tone and content of the article referenced that Pastor Kalnins holds to views which "lie outside of mainstream Christian thought." Why the blanket statement on Christianity?

Sergey Solyanik said...

Well, mainstream enough to define US Presidency for the last 8 years, and perhaps 8 years to come...

alexandroid said...

What a controversy in her own words! "Jesus called to die", but did he imply that it is ok to die on war?

Protection of own life is ok (because it is a gift and should be treated valuably). But he did not call to die in a war. He did not call for preventive killing of potential enemies. He taught people to forgive their enemies no matter what! Why these things are never quoted?