Sunday, September 16, 2012
Four Years In
We are beginning our 5th year in the new/old house. I'm still in the process of construction. Studio and bedroom/bath and the office are showing signs of light in the basement. Uncovering one of the library walls I rediscovered 40 square feet of books on history, religions, faith and living. Taking a break from the process of building I grew more greatly drawn to my books on the Muslim world. Following the events of this year's 9-11 attacks I reflected on how much things have changed. There was a wonderfully recorded time when things were different. We'd get a whole bunch of our guys together and line up, they would do the same and we would charge at one another with personal weapons of human destruction. Now there seems to be nothing that is done in the open. Little attacks by night, secret bombs planted, and lots of dirty deeds done without any care of human cost. The honorability of the an entire religious group has become less seemly than it has ever been. It never has made sense, nor will it ever, why we must do such dastardly inhuman slaughter. There should be an end to it. I know as a power on the globe we have the solution. As misguided and horrible as it was Hitler had a cure for the German people's ills long ago. As I go on pounding nails and building my sanctuary I pause to pray for the cause of humanity. I don't think it is ever going to change so why not just stop the evil in its tracks. The allies defeated the axis. Why not just do away with the Muslim problem the same was. All out declared war. Challenge them to line up and get it on once and for all. They won't do that, of course, but it would be nice. No more sitting around waiting for the next "big" thing to happen. Diplomacy sucks and so do the folks that believe it is a solution. Time to line up, repeat history one last time on the battlefield and be done with it! Just one person's opinion, but it would seem that it has always been and will continue to be necessary. In Christ's Love, Preacher.