December 31, 2003

"Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among thieves?" --LUKE 10:30

I loved this article by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, May God be Restored to the British Isles...

...I got up and immediately disputed the premise, "Blessed are the peacemakers." On the contrary, it was always those who fought evil whom history remembered as the greatest in their generations....
Amen, Rabbi. Those "peacemakers" are the Levites and Priests and Archbishops and Liberals who passed on the other side of the road, while the despised bumpkin Samaritans stopped to help the victim.
....If there is one seminal thing for which the year 2003 should be remembered it is this: The year that the normally amoral game of politics trumped the usually moral teachings of religion.

A year in which a former baseball-owner-turned-president of the United States emerged as the greatest man alive by expending treasure, lives and risking all his political capital to cross the world and save 24 million people from the killing machines of a tyrant. If George Bush never wins another election, if he indeed never passes another piece of legislation, I will still remember him as one of my greatest sources of religious inspiration for teaching me to what lengths a human being must go in order to save human life.

And even in the worst case scenario, if he went to Iraq insincerely � if he did it to enrich the executives of Halliburton, or to avenge his father's honor, or because America needs Iraq's oil � I would rather have an insincere politician who saves lives rather than ostensibly God-fearing church leaders who do nothing to stop the murder of their human brethren....

(via Protocols)

Posted by John Weidner at December 31, 2003 9:39 PM
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