|RE: Tough questions|
|Written by Carl vom Eigen|
|Tuesday, 26 June 2012 09:09|
Jack, soldiers just following "orders from Israeli government officials"; I thought that defense/justification had been abolished some decades ago. Boycotting Israeli tour companies (which use Palestinian employee) might likewise raise the specter of antisemitism, I fear. P.W. Gregory, I think there just might be a difference, until we start bulldozing PCA(et.al.) member's homes (or your home) I'd leave that moral comparison on the shelf.
Yes, divestment will not move the marker, it is an act of frustration. And it certainly does get other conversations started. Who isn't weary from the decades of pointing fingers and senseless deaths and destruction done in the name of being right, without serving the demands of biblical justice. We keep talking about reactions but not about equitable and peaceable solutions.
Maybe the best we can do is keep the church educated and mindful of our unity with Palestinian Christians and the peaceful efforts that exist between Jews and Palestinians.
Carl vom Eigen
Tarpon Springs, FL