AmericaWritten by Joyce C. Lock
Whilst we abhor war and American flag is only a symbol of who we are, our flag has become so very precious to us as it represents all that is dearest to our heart.
We consider freedom to be more than just a way of life, counting freedom to be life itself ~ as terror and oppression is hell on earth. And, aside from pro-abortionists, Americans value life as most precious commodity there is, next to God, Himself; and to love His children is to love Him.
Thus, as Jesus gave His life to make a way for us, with opportunity for life more abundantly, we offer a heart like His in defending others, in need, too.
When we do war, it is not to recompense evil for evil. Our loved ones are far too dear to risk losing for trivial cause.
It is with a heart of love we offer others privilege of freedom and, aside from all our society's ailments, that is still what makes America great ...
War in Iraq, Not Sunday SchoolWritten by Gary Revel
What a surprise, war in Iraq is nothing like stories we heard in Sunday school about turning other cheek and winning our enemies over with love. For those of us who went to Sunday School and then later faced death in fight for freedom so other children could continue to go to Sunday school recent photos of Iraqi prisoners being hazed by MP's is not news. Much worse than what photographs show has been going on for centuries and whatever happens because of exposure of photographs will not prevent it from continuing.
Why? Because war is hostility between two groups of people. Hostilities that are vicious, deadly, irreverent, and at point of conflict resist conformity to rules of ethical conduct. Only those who don't know reality of war can believe there is a civilized way to win at war.
War is not civilized behavior. It is really based on survival of fittest rule. The strongest, most intelligent, and sometimes shrewdest may win. Contrary to one presidential candidate's opinion respect doesn't win war. If we had waited for Japanese to respect us during World War II we would all be speaking Japanese today. We didn't win that war by getting their respect we won by brute force of atomic bombs that destroyed cities and killed hundreds of thousands of people.