The Great SchismPope Benedict XVI said something the stuck with me this Easter Sunday,
Nothing positive comes from Iraq, torn apart by continual slaughter as the civil population flees.Thinking and pummeling in the name of the Lord at my Christian Tae Kwon-Do class, I couldn't help but agree and also wonder how we got this far. In particular, how the Lord's Armies, both the US Army and the Janjaweed, went astray? And what possible passages Mr. Bush was looking at to lead us into the heart of darkness.
A few came to mind:
But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel. –Exodus 11:10And Mr. Bush's new-found Personal favorite Passage:
And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. Exodous 12:29-30
And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter.--6:19
Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.--Genesis 19:24-26
And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.--Numbers 11:1Beware Veterans for Peace! Your days are numbered.