question: can their be separation of church and state for a holy war?
listening to NPR discussing palin's religious views i found a few things to be very interesting. from previous posts you can guess, i think it's possible all the pentecostals have manifested a collective insanity. it's udder madness to think god is supporting and leading a war that kills these "enemies".
palin said in regards to this war:"Pray our military men and women who are striving to do what's right for this country — that our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God," Palin said. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God's plan."
yes, this was at a church but hello, is there any seperation of church and state. she believes we are fighting a holy war because islam is a false religion. no wonder she is gung ho for this war.
and palin's current pastor, mike rose, at juneau christian center asked, "Have you felt that way about devil, ultimate terrorist?"
so does this mean they believe the terrorist are really just the devil?
she asked people at Wasilla Assembly of God to pray about building a gas pipeline through Alaska.
"I think God's will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that," she said.
Darrell Bock, a New Testament scholar at Dallas Theological Seminary, says some Pentecostals hold to their convictions in the face of opposition because they believe they are in tune with the will of God.
so what i said in an early post is true, they OWN the TRUTH. the one and only right way.
i pray sarah palin has a shift consciousness, an inner transformation, a step towards enlightenment rather than believing that if someone's beliefs are different than yours that means you can justly kill them.
i am in no way supporting terrorism, but i know so little about the context of their thoughts and actions and beliefs that i can in no way judge them. trying to learn about where they are coming from is the only way to make a difference. i know if another country was occupying the united states trying to transform our country to a better way of life very few americans would sit on their laurels and not try and do something about it, even if it terrorized the occupying army. refer to the information i posted earlier from the non-partisan rand corperation stating that military force has been proven not to work when dealing with terrorism.
or in thinking like this am i the crazy one?