Wednesday, May 10, 2006

President of Iran attempts to hold President Bush accountable to Christ

Today at Christianity Today direct :
"The leaders of Iran and the United States have had no official communication since 1979. This week, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad broke the silence and wrote a letter to President Bush, largely criticizing his actions in the Middle East as being inconsistent with Christian faith."

To read the rest of the article, click here.
To read the letter from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to President Bush, click here.

12 comments:

bandlady said...

Don't be fooled...this is only a ploy by a hostile government to divert our attention away from their nuclear development. I'm about as liberal as they come, but even I see this as a diversionary tactic.

Jason Woolever said...

no kidding? I didn't know what to think of it. You think its totally illegite?

bandlady said...

No, I think the president of Iran is just attempting to divert attention away from the illegal acts Iran is taking towards nuclear armament. He is a zealot who wants to see all Jews dead and thumbs his nose at the UN security council and the US every chance he gets.

BigDoo said...

I'm afraid that our intelligence mistakes in Iraq are going to keep us from disarming the Nuclear Threat in Iran and there President knows it.

bandlady said...

I totally agree with you, bigdoo

Tom Ramseyer said...

While I do not trust in the sincerity of President Ahmadinejad, and I know that the letter is simply an attempt to make him seem innocent and righteous (which I also do not believe is true), the letter's accusations against us and our president cannot be contradicted. How is it that we can hypocritically put on a face of self-righteousness, imposing our will upon others? Are we in a position to throw stones (or missiles), when every day we find out more and more about the lies that have been spun in order to carry out our leaders' unjust acts. Honestly, I hesitated to express my opinion about this for awhile, wondering whether the Big Brother would not be making note of my response. Yes, we need to be wary of Iran and its goals (more than we ever had to beware of Iraq and Saddam), but we may want to be more wary of things closer to home.

Jason Woolever said...

This is scary. Growing up and believing that we were the "good guys" only to find out that there's very much about our country that is not sound is disturbing. I still don't want to move to any other country, but I realize that its difficult to whole-heartedly support everything that is done to protect the freedom and free-market economy that we enjoy.

And what if we find out that we are doing illegitimate things to support our freedom? That's the burdensome moral question that I with I didn't have to deal with, but am finding there's no way around it.

Jason Woolever said...

PS. Just in case Big Brother is listening in, I would like to state that I have a picture of my wife with George Bush hanging on our "wall of fame" at my house, right between our autographed pix of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise.

Tom Ramseyer said...

Man, you're just a breathing paradox, aren't you?!
HaHa.

Jason Woolever said...

ha ha. Tell me about it! I have to live with me!

bandlady said...

Tom: You are SO right about the US believing we're always the good guys. I have had a new sense of our role in the world since some of my family live abroad and some are married to foreign citizens. We need to remember that America, while important in world politics, is not the center of the universe. I get even more frustrated as our civil rights are whittled away on a daily basis. (Uh-oh...the Feds will be recording this entry in their log books.)

Benjamin Franklin said it the best in 1759:

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Sorry Jason. I used your blogspot as a soap box. I hope you don't mind!

Jason Woolever said...

hey bandlady, that's really fine with me, even if you don't agree with me, especially if you sign your name.