Iraq War a “task that is from God”? Utter rubbish

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This is the woman the US corporate media are hailing as a “star is born” – the new US vice-presidential candidate from the Republican party.

This from an AP report:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a “task that is from God.”…

Palin asked the students to pray for the troops in Iraq, and noted that her eldest son, Track, was expected to be deployed there.

“Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God,” she 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.”

What utter rubbish. She should look up her bible.

When the Romans came to arrest Jesus, Peter drew out his sword to save Jesus, but Jesus admonished him.

This is from Matthew Chapter 26:

Then they came forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
51 And suddenly, one of the followers of Jesus grasped his sword and drew it; he struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his ear.
52 Jesus then said, ‘Put your sword back, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.’

Clearly Jesus was against the use of violence even when his own life was in extreme danger. It’s amazing how some people can use Christianity to justify their war-mongering. Next thing she will be saying is that it’s God’s will for the United States to occupy Iraq and control its oil wealth while creating a situation that has led to the loss of over a million Iraqi lives.

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bow
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bow

There is no better way to lay blame on GOD for republican mass murder in Iraq, actually she is such a brilliant governor that is considered by neo-con in republican party as a rising star to be the party candidate of next presidential election.

jeff
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jeff

Her “rubbish” was targeted for Americans and the soldiers who are too foolish to know the different between IRAQ, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, many do believe her especially those die hard republicans rednecks.

bow
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bow

Of course it is “rubbish” !!!! No body with some intelligent will believe in her statement with the exception of morons and faithless people.

jeff
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jeff

The wicked and evil will wage “WAR” around the world in the name of GOD regardless of religion, so the simple minded and atheist will believe it is GOD who love war and sanction it. IT happened repeatedly in middle east and south America when the crusader begin their invasion of nations .

bow
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bow

She is not GOD! but a republican politician. That ‘s fact. Don’t mislead by her statement blaming GOD or Christianity to justify her party war mongering stance, she is not even a christian and can be look upon as an example of America and Christianity but a power hungry politician in Alaska.

Ranger
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Just for the record On this latter it must be noted that Mrs. Palin never told a church that the Iraq war was God’s will; she asked them to pray that it was God’s will. It wasn’t the sound of Republican hubris, it was the sound of Christian humility: We can’t know the mind of God, we can only pray we are in accord with it.

She is the left’s worst nightmare!

From here http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122116841707025101.html?mod=todays_columnists

J.G.Martin
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J.G.Martin

the scritpures of the world’s religions are encyclopedic texts
that say many things. When someone selects a passage, that quote tells us more about where the individual is coming from than about
God. The reader always plays a role in interpreting a text. Therefore people of all faiths should read their texts with a
critical eye and be prepared to challenge passages that legitimate
actons that violate basic human rights. Those verses that violate
basic standards ought not be considered holy. This is what I would call “taking God’s name in vain”.

wits0
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wits0

The fakir “messiah” is an impulse buy for the less astute. He can’t even speak plainly and straight when compared with John McCain or Sarah Palin. That he is indeed an empty suit becomes more and more obvious.

hutchrun
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hutchrun
The best thing about the speech was McCain’s thoughtful patriotism. In summing up the story of his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, he said this: I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else’s. I loved it not just for the many comforts of life here; I loved it for its decency, for its faith in the wisdom, justice and goodness of its people. I loved it because it was not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for. I was never the same again. I wasn’t my… Read more »
wits0
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wits0
hutchrun
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hutchrun
And now two days later? BREAKING NEWS: Quinn: “I was wrong” about Palin That’s what Sally Quinn just said on FOX News. She was on O’Reilly. The MSM has taken a step back from the ledge, as most people thought they would after their frantic race for a scoop…no matter how low and disgusting the rumor they were “scooping” was. It all backfired and they are stepping back. Doesn’t mean they won’t continue to put the story about the dismissal of a political appointee by Sarah Palin front and center….anything to help their messiah keep the lead you see. Even… Read more »
wits0
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wits0
Anil, let’s get back to the basics. Historically, had there been no Jihads, would there have been Crusades. And the Crusades happened some 8 hundred years after Jihadist took the Holy Land and became very extreme. Had there been no Jihadists like Osama and AQ, would there have been a 9/11 and a WOT? Why make references to the violent passages in the OT/Exodus when those examples are no longer applicable for a very long time? Gandhi may have been a humanitarian worker but his statements(about the Holocaust) negates what he had stood for. He’s useful as a peace icon… Read more »
kesava
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kesava
Utter Rubbish? So the crusades, el cid (spain), Charlemagne etc etc etc were all rubbish. If it was rubbish then Spain must be returned to the Muslims, just as India which was under mogul rule. Anyway: Three celebrity weeklies — OK!, People and Us Weekly — featured Sarah Palin on their cover, but one of those magazines is reportedly losing subscribers because of it. Us Weekly, which unlike People and OK!, chose a rather caustic cover line (“Babies, Lies and Scandal”) is said to have lost thousands of subscribers in just the first 24 hours following the printing of the… Read more »
kesava
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kesava

arah Palin is right. At last someone says it correctly unlike lip flop Bush who talked nonsense on religion of peace. You show them girl!!
Sarah`s detractors may just have to eat craw:

Palin Power: Fresh Face Now More Popular Than Obama, McCain

A week ago, most Americans had never heard of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Now, following a Vice Presidential acceptance speech viewed live by more than 40 million people, Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of American voters. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 37% hold an unfavorable view of the self-described hockey mom.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/palin_power_fresh_face_now_more_popular_than_obama_mccain

TJ
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TJ
To Observer and Peter, Please, read the Bible from cover to cover objectively without any Christian prism. The NT does not over rule the NT. The NT has more obtuse teachings couched in sophisticated language (especially Pauline letters), that’s all. But it is still the same. The “us versus them” mentality is so starkly presented by Paul as to be breathtaking in its audacity. The simplistic heaven bound versus hell bound worldview fills every nooks and crannies in the NT. Therefore, all talks about love and loving another is mere lip service. Underneath that civil gloss, the singular violence in… Read more »
Amazed
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Amazed

Task that is from God? Palin took a page out of the Gospel of Bush, a twisted, Stone Age, Flat Earth philosophy designed to reach out to a simple-minded voter base, who are totally clueless about the rest of the world. And yet the fate of the entire planet is beholden to this crowd.

These people claim to read the Bible. They take this holier-than-thou stance, and moralize about being pro-life. Yet, they have no qualms about engaging in murderous wars, where many of the victims are children! Go figure!

A true Malaysian
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A true Malaysian

It will be most dangerous if Christianity is mixed with politics.

We had enough of Islam mixed with politics.

Peter
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Peter

I am utterly disgusted by this statement. Please do not use the church to declare war with anyone. Christ forbid killing of innocent lives.
The Republican party should be defeated!!
I condemn such act of war using the Church name!!!

new future
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new future

It doesn’t matter who wins the US elections – all belong to the New World Order, just as Bush was with the Illuminati so all those elected are.
Think Obama is any better – said to be a Muslim, yet hiding behind Christianity to win votes.
President Bush is with Skull and Bones religious order as was his father and grd’dad (who had links with companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany)!

goldenscreen
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America to this day remains the most fundamentalist of all Christian Western nations. Just look up some shows where they show the evangelical Christians – There Will be Blood, Borat – they are no different from PAS, but much worse in that they see it as their divine right aka manifest destiny to be the righteous policeman of the world. Notice how they are beating the war drums against Iran, Russia. And recently pledged US$1 billion aid to Georgia each year – how much of it is military aid, God only knows. Building missile defense and NATO bases to the… Read more »
Maverick
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Maverick

Fairdinkum ,
well just sit and think for a minute, what would have happened if the jihad joe’s are seen running freely in this world. Would you have this comfort to write your mind, they will rip you apart without compassion. For these are the devils creation that is waiting like a vulture to strike into your mind and soul. For a good start Sarah Palin is right by all means for they have had the brunt of it, very severly too 9/11. An eye for an eye.

daryl
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daryl

God! don’t even go there with Republican. They think they own Christianity…. They are bunch of hypocrites if you still haven’t realize that. Bush politicise Christianity like it belongs to the Republican party during his campaign. So, I usually ignore them because if they go this route again the US public will punish them….

Hopefully rakyat Malaysian will do the same to UMNO….

Observer
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TJ, what Anil said is absolutely correct, from a Christian perspective. The OT represents the Judaic view but Christianity, which was born out of Judaism, is best described in the NT and it overrules the OT viewpoint unless you are a Jew! Most Muslims have problems when they read the Bible. They tend to prefer the OT as it seems vaguely familiar to them

caravanserai
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caravanserai
The war drums The politicians’ ways of foolishness Mixing politics and God The two shall not be at par God decides and disposes What else the children need to do? Going to war on others Saying it is the willed of God So God encouraging killing amongst His children To test who are the best in His kingdom? Do ‘jihad’ on yourself Destroy your sins make it new Don’t go killing others Serving the narrow minded wills Politicians and God One tries to justify its power One will say follow my rule Where paradise awaits you Just remember here Our… Read more »
mist clearing
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mist clearing

it will depend on which section of the bible she is refering to.the bible is written by human[although claimed to be God inspired] thus the imperfection of it.and most importantly is the nature of the person reading it.