Saturday, May 19, 2007

War and Focus on the Family

I woke up the other day listening to James Dobson and his Focus on the Family radio broadcast. The broadcast for the week was about "defending our nation". His guests told stories of World War II, and he gave his little speech about how defending our nation is so important, etc., etc.

Ironically I had just read Micah the night before...

"With what shall I come before the LORD and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offering, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God".

So instead of getting mad, or being unsure about my political position, I was confident in God. Whoever believes in war needs to carefully read the bible.

But then it made me think, isn't Focus on the Family supposed to be about the Family?

What, exactly, about war is "Family Friendly"?

Is it the war crimes? The months that families are separated while loved ones are in active duty? The killing of civilians? The mental illness that plagues so many soldiers? Killing another human?

Can anyone tell me what makes war Family Friendly?


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