Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Un-Christian Peacemakers

I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods.

I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.

On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O LORD, When they have heard the words of Your mouth.

And they will sing of the ways of the LORD, For great is the glory of the LORD.
Psalm 138: 1-4

Thankfulness should be at the core of every Christian: thankfulness to God and thankfulness to those who go out of their way to do good for us or the ones we love.

It's not that way with the Christian Peacekeepers. In their statement today, they did say, "We give thanks for the compassionate God who granted our friends courage and who sustained their spirits over the past months." They couldn't make their God active enough to say, "We thank God for saving our brothers."

And they certainly couldn't bring themselves to say, "We thank the troops for saving our brothers." That would be the Christian thing to do, right? Forgive and thank? Instead we get:
[The CPT captives] knew that their only protection was in the power of the love of God and of their Iraqi and international co-workers. [Not U.S. soldiers, no sir.] We believe that the illegal occupation of Iraq by Multinational Forces is the root cause of the insecurity which led to this kidnapping and so much pain and suffering in Iraq. [Not Islamist murdering thugs, no sir.] The occupation must end.

Throughout these difficult months, we have been heartened by messages of concern for our four colleagues from all over the world. We have been especially moved by the gracious outpouring of support from Muslim brothers and sisters in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. [You weren't moved by the outpouring of support by the Christian community, even those who despised what you're doing?]
I wondered earlier if they had been like Paul, trying to convert their guards. Probably not. And if they had become Christians, the faith that CPT is so enamored with would sentence them to death. What a bunch of pathetic excuses these people are.

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