Monday, March 20, 2006

Iraq - Is it God's war?

Search For God

Is bringing democracy to Iraq in accordance with God’s wishes? I’ve heard a lot about God’s Kingdom, but I never heard anyone call it God’s parliament or congress. When did the concept of spreading democracy and freedom in the Middle East become the basis for faith in the righteousness of going to war? What has made this a valid replacement for stopping weapons of mass destruction? When did God sanction the concept of a preemptive war to protect American interests? When did this war become God’s will?

I think that people that go to war usually believe that they have God on their side no matter which side they are on. But does God actually take sides in conflicts that involve different philosophies or religious beliefs? Aren’t we all God’s children? Why would He want us to fight with and kill each other?