Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Shoot Him Again, Sayeth Jesus

On this day of solemn remembrance, I came across a meme letter on facebook that one of my friends had shared. A diatribe filled with indifference (to put it mildly), it invokes Jesus Christ at the end, just for some spice. I was going to comment throughout different parts of the letter, but nothing I could say could erase the hate from this person's heart. So I'll let his words speak for themselves, and add a short commentary afterwards. Before you read, consider Christ's most challenging teaching: "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you" (Matthew 5:44).

[Meme Introduction] Author is unknown for sure. Could be a housewife or a Journalist in California, could be your neighbor or closest friend. I Agree with it either way.

Thought you might like to read this letter
to the editor. Ever notice how some people
just seems to know how to write a letter?

This one surely does!

It applies to all those who have lost something because of 9/11 and because of the hate that others have of the U.S.A, and other FREE nations in the world. Every soldier that has paid the ultimate price for FREEDOM. Not just U.S. soldiers......all Soldiers who died for the sake of Freedom. Including Israel and it's soldiers and also New Zealand and it's soldiers.


Originally an E-mail to an editor I believe....Not sure?


[The Letter]
"Are we fighting a war on terror or aren't we? Was
it or was it not, started by Islamic people who
brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001
and have continually threatened to do so since?

Were people from all over the world, not brutally murdered
that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from
the capitol of the USA and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn't they?

Do you think I care about four U. S. Marines urinating on some dead Taliban insurgents?

And I'm supposed to care that a few Taliban were
claiming to be tortured by a justice system of a
nation they are fighting against in a brutal Insurgency.

I'll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle
East, start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief
of which, is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan .

I'll care when these thugs tell the world they are
sorry for hacking off Nick Berg's head, while Berg
screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I'll care when the cowardly so-called insurgents
in Afghanistan , come out and fight like men,
instead of disrespecting their own religion by
hiding in Mosques and behind women and children.

I'll care when the mindless zealots who blow
themselves up in search of Nirvana, care about the
innocent children within range of their suicide Bombs.

I'll care when the Canadian media stops pretending that
their freedom of Speech on stories, is more important than
the lives of the soldiers on the ground or their families waiting
at home, to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a
CANADIAN soldier roughing up an Insurgent
terrorist to obtain information, know this:

I don't care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the
head when he is told not to move because he
might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank:

I don't care. Shoot him again.*

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed 'special' food, that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being 'mishandled,' you can absolutely believe, in your heart of hearts:

I don't care.

And oh, by the way, I've noticed that sometimes
it's spelled 'Koran' and other times 'Quran.'
Well, Jimmy Crack Corn you guessed it.

I don't care!!

If you agree with this viewpoint, pass this on to
all your E-mail Friends. Sooner or later, it'll get to
the people responsible for this ridiculous behavior!

If you don't agree, then by all means hit the delete
button. Should you choose the latter, then please don't
complain when more atrocities committed by radical
Muslims happen here in our great Country! And may I add:

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering, if
during their life on earth, they made a difference in
the world. But, the Soldiers don't have that problem.

I have another quote that I would like to
share AND...I hope you forward All this.

One last thought for the day:

Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ

2. The British Soldier.

3. The Canadian Soldier.

4. The US Soldier, and

5. The Australian Soldier

One died for your soul,
the other four, for you and your children's Freedom.


What bothers me most about this letter, even more than its callous ignorance, is the ho-hum appeal to Christ, as if the Savior was some kind of mob boss. No doubt, Jesus was a crusader for justice, and those responsible for the attacks on 9/11 will have their day of reckoning. Those who continue to terrorize others will as well. But to basically blame an entire war on an entire group of people--many of whom had nothing to do with these attacks--all the while pissing on their very humanity, is the complete opposite of Christianity's essence. I understand the anger, I understand the fear, but anyone with true faith in God should know the "by the wicked are the wicked punished" (Mormon 4:5). It isn't our job, particularly in foreign lands where the collateral damage this writer chooses to ignore adds up far beyond the number killed on 9/11, to destroy them. And such vengeance is in no way prescient to "preserving freedom." If we are to call ourselves followers of Christ at all, we must attempt what seems impossible--loving our fellow man--no ifs, ands, or buts. On this, Jesus was clear and uncompromising. For those who believe in modern revelation within the LDS gospel, he's elaborated on the position we should take when it comes to war. And as another reckless engagement slowly draws near, it is our Christian responsibility to renounce it and proclaim peace. God bless the world.

*"Shoot him again." -Jesus (Luke 25:2)

1 comment:

  1. It's fine to sadly remember loss of life, but it is sadder to note 12 years of unwise and unjust wars. Our Lord is the Prince of Peace, to whom I give allegiance. Amen to your post...