Monday, October 25, 2010

What I Believe (part 17)

I believe that it is impossible to call yourself a follower of Jesus and to support war, violence, and militarism.

People have a hard time with this. I don't. I don't support the death penalty. I don't support war of any kind (particularly the ones we/the US are/is involved in now). And I wish my 50% of my tax dollars didn't go to support the military. My reasoning for this? A mix of my theological perspective and common sense. But, if I only look at things from the perspective of being a follower of Jesus, there's no way I see anyone being able to justify supporting any of the 3 things listed above.


Sheffield said...
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Sheffield said...

Jesus means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I too find some of "his followers" to be inconsistent with their premisses. So do we question Jesus, the followers, or the followers interpretations of Jesus? I pick all of the above. Good post.

Sheffield said...

I'm catching up to you.