Thursday, November 11, 2010

Response to The Bush Memoirs

Predictably when this was referenced on Facebook I got flak from my friends. I expected no less. But there was one supportive post with this quote,

"The Sermon on the Mount is the last word in Christian ethics. Everyone repsects the Quakers. Still, it is not on these terms that Ministers assume their responsibilities of guiding States." - Winston Churchill

Winston was right. A distinction is to be made between Christian personal ethics, turning the other cheek, and those of the state which bears the sword.

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