...If the president of any other nation state, seeking to take its place among the members of the international community, were to triumphantly raise the arms of confessed, unrepentant killers of innocent civilians as Mahmoud Abbas is doing in this August 14, 2013 UPI photo below, and declared them to be role models for his people's children, would that raise any ethical and religious issues worth considering?
This Ongoing War..
30 May '14..
A week ago, we posted an item that we want to draw now to the attention of people who might not have seen it, or have read it.
Not for the first time, we are trying to achieve something we feel is constructive, something firmly against terror and those who practice it and encourage it. And we need help from you. The background is at this link: 23-May-14: On the dignity of murderers and their victims: An appeal to Christian friends.
What we seek is to draw the leadership of the World Council of Churches into an overdue, serious and issues-based discussion. They have ignored our communications with them until now, apart from two relatively perfunctory emails we received from their head of communications (!) It may be that this is something they strongly prefer not to do. But the call by their chief executive a month ago (we described it here: "17-Apr-14: Christian solidarity with unrepentant murderers: where's the outrage?") raises ethical, moral and (yes) religious questions of a serious nature that ought to affect thoughtful Christians no less than other thoughtful people. It's disappointing to see how that discussion is being evaded.
All support and help is welcome. We are especially hoping to attract the participation and backing of people who worship in the churches affiliated with the WCC. Those worshipers are said to number about half a billion. The names of all the member churches are listed at the bottom of that same blog post, here.
A Message from a Tanker
2 days ago