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St. Francis of Assisi, Patron of Peace

Does the military action the U.S. is contemplating against Iraq meet the standards of a just war?


Date: 4/3/2003 10:24:45 PM
Name or Pseudonym: Rebecca
Subject: Rome v. who?

Who have we become?

Not only our church, but our nation? Who have we become?

Throw away liberal v. conservative ideals for a moment and really inspect who we have become. We are so ready to put us on the front line in the name of??????

Freedom? We have so many options to free oppressed people in our world.

We’ve focused on Islam. - Those who are not Christian. We’ve been okay with it because, heck, at least we know they are in the wrong, we know they don’t know any better. Now, maybe they’ll get it, what a Christian nation does. They’ll understand soon enough. They’ll WANT to be Christian, too. And if not, it’s okay if they die.

EXCEPT! The one we look to for guidance has openly come out against what we choose. In his last days, he has publicly spoken against an attack on a people.

Speaking against a U.S. led war? So what if people think he is anti-American. He is the Pope. The most highly recognized Christian leader in the world. And he had the guts to speak out about a topic we all would rather not think about.

- That we have the potential to fall into the religious war of the exremists.

He has rejuvinated my faith in the holy spirit. - That it is alive and well.

Peace to the world. I have faith we can operate without war next time.

War brings about more war. End it as soon as we can.

Feed, not bomb.

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