Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 are we any better?

There are no winners in war. Both sides kill and are killed, and those who kill the most and are killed the least are given plenipotentiary rights over the other. 9/11 events were tragic, and justice is a Godly issue, however, as a country it is completely naïve to think us innocent victims

For those unaware, the U.S. knew of Bin Laden long before the attacks. In fact, our country armed him and the Taliban to fight against our other enemies. Knowing his tactics, and that of his terrorist regime, we empowered him to utilize those tactics against a shared enemy. It is only when his tactics were used against us did we find any courage to call his acts evil.

If attacking civilians is considered terrorism, let the U.S. be the first to admit our sins. Hiroshima was not a military base attack; it was an entire island attack. We killed women and children who had no voice nor participation in Pearl Harbor, or any part of the war. We as a country are no more innocent than those who lost their lives at the hands of the Atomic.

We are guilty like the rest of the world, and our hands are just as bloody as the Taliban. We are foolish to think we can find salvation in a soldier carrying his rifle, when our Creator sent his Son carrying the cross. No amount of soldiers, drones, guns, bombs, or creative military tactic will save us. We are utterly lost to find hope in such means.

Jesus was not telling us a joke when he said “love your enemies” when he called us to put down the weapons of violence and to fight with weapons of the Spirit. Why are we so ready to cling to the bloodstained flag, and not cling to the bloodstained cross? We are not the cosmic judges who are called to rectify the world. We stand condemned with the rest of the world.

Our allegiance cannot be divided any longer. The Son of God tells us we cannot serve two masters. We must decide bravely and full heartedly how we respond to the events of 9/11. Do we respond with our country in violent retaliation and continued terror, or do we respond with the Lord and Savior, with sacrifice, love, reconciliation, non-violence?

Choose now oh people, who will you serve?

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