October 28, 2019

Christian Response to ISIS Chief Death

IRD President Mark Tooley is quoted here in Christian Post with other Christian leaders about U.S. Delta strike on ISIS chief Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi.

And in Providence, Tooley responds to Christian pacifists who oppose celebrating Baghdadi’s death.

3 Responses to Christian Response to ISIS Chief Death

  1. Lee D. Cary says:

    Of course, Christian pacifists are free to oppose celebrating Baghdadi’s, or for that matter, on a larger scale, the deaths Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin and Mao.

    Thank God we live in a nation where non-pacifists are willing to die to protect the pacifists’ right to show no emotion when evil is destroyed by the bravery of the willing.

  2. Steven J Soller says:

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice,—is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other. – John Stuart Mill

    • Scott says:

      And wars can be just. That doesn’t mean all wars are, but some certainly are. Proof? God sent man to war many times.

      For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Romans 13:4

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