I imagine that quite a few of those children wished their parents had just been normal, decent human beings - same with the heart-breaking fate of Jewish children in Europe not long ago.
What is normal, decent? Are you actually saying that its the Jewish parents’ faults that the holocaust occurred? Seriously unsmoked, you’re in dangerous territory here.
Have you seen news footage of the millions of little boys at the madrasas in Pakistan? They squat around the ‘schoolroom’ tables, rocking endlessly over their Korans. There are no classes in science, math, or anything else - only memorizing the Koran and learning that girls must stay at home. Many are already pledged to martyrdom. Their parents have the right to do this to them you say?
Yes…what is your alternative? Do you want to try to force them into the American tribe or the Western European tribe? I would prefer that their culture be transformed by the Gospel…what do you have in mind?
Dangerous territory? Clay, we’re talking here about the divisions between people, the deadly conflicts and crimes in the world caused by religion. During the Holocaust at least 66 percent of the German population was Christian. People like yourself seem to be completely unaware of the degree to which Christians in Germany threw their support behind Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Family values for Christ’s sake!
Dangerous territory? You and your brethren voted for family values, right? You voted for a gang that lied to you and plunged your country into wars, right? A gang that convinced you that it is a good idea to torture prisoners of war, right? A gang that bombed civilians, killing hundreds of thousands, maimed hundreds of thousands, made millions homeless, right? A gang that galvanized the Muslim world with new legitimacy for its holy wars, right?
How would you feel if you were an unemployed Muslim youth in Cairo, looking at photos of the torture scenes in Abu Graib, Guantanamo, and the secret CIA dungeons in Turkey or elsewhere? How would you feel if you were a Muslim schoolboy in Karachi looking at photos of Christian thugs in camouflage uniforms attaching electric wires to Muslim POW’s?
Dangerous territory? Don’t go there, Clay. Go to your church and talk about family values. Vote for ‘Christian’ people who promise to support your family values.