Full circle. (Letters).
Let's face it: There is only one country that has used weapons of mass destruction on civilians, and it wasn't Saddam (remember Hiroshima?). I am also old enough to remember when Iraq (and bin Laden) were given weapons--ostensibly to kill the enemies of America (Iran and Russia). Life has a funny way of coming full circle, and the weapons given to these groups now threaten America.
The spiritual lessons of bin Laden and Iraq are a) that violence re-creates itself no matter who uses it; b) that ultimately what we do unto others we do unto ourselves; c) there is no difference between the bad guys and the good guys--we are all reprehensible and will use mass murder to achieve our selfish ends; and d) creating friends out of our enemies gets much more done than maintaining enemies (remember Russia?).
This is the type of perspective that a so-called Christian magazine ought to be focusing on: spiritual depth rather than shallow discernment.
Celia Davis Toronto, Ontario
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