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June 4, 2006

The Sacredness of Life

Many Christians and Politicians today talk of the "sacredness of life." We have been told that we should "err on the side of life." Indeed, President Bush as said that we have.1

However they always and only use such phrases when trying to convince us that they are right. Their actions betray their real ideals.

For, if anyone were to believe in the "sacredness of life," certainly they would add, would they not, "whether atheist, Christian, Catholic, or Muslim?"

If one believes in the sacredness of life, it follows that it would be the height of hypocrisy to support the war in Iraq. Considering the death of 20,000 civilians, causing untold distress to all their family members, how can any person calling him or herself Christian support the war?

Considering the thousands of homes and building destroyed by bombings, the damage to the country's infrastructure and the disruption of supplies of food and medicine, how can any person calling him or herself Christian support the war?

Considering that there are 300,000 foreign troops with tanks and armored vehicles still fighting in the streets, and jets and helicopters still bombing from the air, and that homes and buildings are still being destroyed, and civilians are still dying, how can any person calling themselves Christian support the war?

That this "Christian nation" caused the death of tens of thousands of innocent people, young, old, man and woman, is a cross that America will have to bear... forever.

1. White House News Release

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