The military recruiters of Washington D.C. tell us that joining the armed services is a "patriotic" and noble way to "serve your country." They tell us it's a shrewed career move, a path to pay for college, a great adventure, or a way to "be all you can be."
All we have to do is kill some unknown brown people on the other side of the world.
Sometimes they threaten us with prison.
That makes it even easier to give in to temptation.
I can sympathize with Veterans, but I cannot honor them.
A truly honorable American questions the Federal Government.
A truly knowledgeable American knows that no war engaged by Washington D.C. has been a "just war."
On this Veterans Day, let's ask the question, "Would Jesus Celebrate Veterans Day?"
"America," my country, is an ideal:
- A people who enjoy "Liberty Under God."
- A "City upon a Hill," not a Roman-style empire.
- A country once identified by the Supreme Court of the United States as "a Christian nation."
- A place where an immigrant can get off the boat with nothing in his pocket and work and save and eventually live securely under his own "Vine & Fig Tree"
I love "America."
I hate "the United States."
Please use the comment box below to tell me why it is honorable to serve this atheistic regime.
Please tell me why I should honor those who chose to kill other human beings created in the Image of God, to destroy the homes they built, and leave their families in poverty and misery.
Please tell me which of the wars ever fought by the U.S. Federal Government has been a "just war."
We can debate this passionately, but we can also discuss it factually, rationally, Biblically, and prayerfully.
"Would Jesus Celebrate Veterans Day?"
Please leave a comment or join me at tomorrow's Ozarks Virtual Town Hall.