March 23, 2006

Love your enemies unless they save your lives?

Recently I defended the honor of radical Christian activist Tom Fox from the ghoulish wingnuts who felt his politics gave them the right to dance on his grave. Today I have to slap my forehead over the official statement of Christian Peacekeeper Teams on the release of the remaning hostages. I certainly wouldn't expect or want them to rethink their entire position on the war and the "root cause" of the violence in Iraq, but is it too much to ask for a single word of thanks to the British troops who freed their colleagues? If CPT can room in their hearts (and their press release) to "love our enemies even when they have committed acts which caused great hardship to our friends and sorrow to their families," surely they can also love their enemies who risk their own lives to free their friends from their other enemies.

Sometimes I hate the ideologues I agree with more than the ones I oppose.

Posted by Daniel Radosh

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