Sunday Sermon from a right wing psycho

Sunday Sermon

by digby

From the right wing's favorite violent psychopathic preacher Bryan Fischer here's a little thought for the day:

Christianity is not a religion of pacifism. Remember that John the Baptist did not tell the soldiers who came to him to lay down their arms, even when they asked him directly, “what shall we do?” (Luke 3:14).

War is certainly a terrible thing, and should only be waged for the highest and most just of causes. But if the cause is just, then there is great honor in achieving military success, success which should be celebrated and rewarded.

The bottom line here is that the God of the Bible clearly honors those who show valor and gallantry in waging aggressive war in a just cause against the enemies of freedom, even while inflicting massive casualties in the process. What I’m saying is that it’s time we started imitating God’s example again.

The good news is that he is enlisting Christians to fight the evil, violent religion of Islam, so that's good.

The last time I quoted one of Fischer's violent interpretations of Biblical doctrine, my friend Pastor Dan (author of the book Changing the Script: An Authentically Faithful and Authentically Progressive Political Theology for the 21st Century)said:

We have a word for that in the business: "heresy"

Fischer, of course, is the fellow who said that the Medal of Honor was being "feminized" because it was given to men who saved the lives of their comrades instead of the men who killed large number of the enemy. I missed a few Sunday school lessons so I must have missed the part that said Jesus didn't believe that saving people is heroic or Godly. Evidently he preferred bloodshed.