“To me, politics is inherently evil. As an extension, politicians are inherently evil. I am careful to not say that office holders are inherently evil or that participation in governmental affairs is inherently evil. Politics is an expression of sin.” (Steve)
“For me politics, and I mean Western politiks, is so in bed with corporations and a civil defense war machine – it is not just apparently evil – it’s also acting it out. For me, as a Christian person, I look at that and wonder – how can any Christian defend the war machine, never-mind the politiks of the rich?” (SVS)
“I would say that there is definitely a Christian stand on some issues. No one could ever convince me that Jesus would not be pro-life, but I’m amazed at how many try. Conservative Christians are also silent on why Jesus would give us permission to invade Iraq. Those are the two biggest disconnects that Christians betray in the public square.” (Jim)
“Perhaps Jesus is still weeping for all those Iraqi civilians lying in those mass graves filled before the Americans got there. You seem to have forgotten all about them. I’ll bet that Jesus hasn’t forgotten about them like you have. Yes, It does indeed look like politics is a necessary evil that will be around for a while. We have to keep guys like Society and Jim from helping Osama to blow up another American city. He already attacked two of them.” (Mark)
“Mark you got to take those lenses off man – the one’s that have you thinking an American war machine will ‘save the world’…get real. I guess we better start preaching ‘salvation is via war and not sacrifice’ but I have tough time finding a version of Jesus that will say that – anyone seen that version?” (SVS)
***Wow…talk about good banter in political issues and the war. I like Steve’s point and I agree with him and even Jim is clear about a war in Iraq not being too sanctified. But Mark…this came out of left-field for me. He actually thinks Jesus is an American citizen.