Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Department of Peace

In her column today, conservative Christian Star Tribune columnist Katherine Kersten chides US Representative Keith Ellison for his support of a Department of Peace:
Now, we all want a more peaceful world. But at a time when bullies and violent fanatics are increasingly armed with devastating weapons, a “new consciousness” based on “compassion and love” doesn’t seem like an altogether tough-minded approach.
By my reckoning this new consciousness based on compassion and love is about 2000 years old. WWJD or WWJB? There is a bomb the hell out of them argument to be made from a "realist" point of view, I suppose. But you can't find it in the gospels.

And I can't wait to see the letters to the editor from the Norwegians.

1 comment:

spl said...

I too was appalled by the ignorance of this article, although not surprised given the author.