Started by LutherMan, November 09, 2015, 05:08:17 PM
Quote from: Dan Fienen on November 14, 2015, 11:09:25 AMI find interesting the implicit perfectionism exhibited by some comments concerning the sin of America. Apparently there only two ways to regard America, either our nation is perfect or totally evil. Any attempt to show that America has done some good, or have protected some innocent from the depredations of aggressors is met with the rejoinder "Do you believe that our nation has never sinned? That our military has never participated in evil actions?"
Quote from: Dan Fienen on November 14, 2015, 04:48:55 PMOf course our nation has participated in evil things. Our military has participated in evil actions. Actually if we want to talk about evil action by our nation and its leadership I could suggest supporting an economic system that seems to encourage inequalities in income distribution, past imperialistic adventures, a congress that seems more interested in promoting personal and party advantages than in governing for the good of the nation. How about a presidential candidate that sees Republicans as the greatest enemy she faces? I also see as evil a government that is more interested is promoting self-determination and individualistic values than in protecting the most vulnerable among us?
Quote from: Pr. Don Kirchner on November 21, 2016, 12:03:47 PMSomething that I'd posted on FB on Veterans' Day. Reworked it a bit, and the local newspaper published it yesterday:http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/opinion/commentary/4163753-don-kirchner-hacksaw-ridge-pays-tribute-war-heroes