War with Islam? Evangelicals ponder Christian response to Paris attacks

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Flowers have been placed at the French ambassador's residence in Washington, DC, in a sign of solidarity after the Nov. 14 terrorist attacks in Paris. PHOTO: RNS/Jerome Socolovsky.

Flowers have been placed at the French ambassador's residence in Washington, DC, in a sign of solidarity after the Nov. 14 terrorist attacks in Paris. PHOTO: RNS/Jerome Socolovsky.

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(RNS) Some argue that the best response to the bloody terrorist attacks in Paris is a war on terrorism and militant Islamic ideology, while others favor Christian reconciliation and pacifism.

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  • Bernardo

    Christians and all other infidels warring against Islam. It would not be the first time and unfortunately it may be required again.

  • David Scott

    I do not understand why Franklin Graham is still allowed to speak for the evangelical community. He has lost all credibility based on his history of irrationality and bias. Instead, look to evangelicals like Jim Wallis, people of reason who did not check their critical thinking skills at the door.

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  • People say Atheists have no morals because they engage in moral relativism.

    “Love enemies” – JESUS (Matthew 5:44)
    “Kill enemies” – JESUS (Luke 19:27)

    What could be more relative than that? Religion really is a coin toss.
    But it pretends to be ‘absolute truth’. That is what makes it a lie.

  • Some Guy

    Could you have a more obvious case of very bad context. The second reference is a story- you know a parable- and Jesus is not talking as a command or even as an advice. The first is advice. Come on you can do much better than that,

  • John Jacobs

    Hey, just thought I’d point out that Luke 19:27 is out of context. It’s a story being told. Jesus isn’t saying “Kill Enemies” this is a story of a ruler that wanted his enemies killed before him. You’re welcome to believe whatever you want, but don’t twist scripture to mean something it doesn’t.

  • Bob

    Funny John that your “god” can’t come up with communication that can’t be so readily (and sincerely) “twisted” and taken “out of context”.

    Your “god” isn’t a god. Go make a better one. Even better, get over your mythology already. Better than going back to the goat sacrifice that your bible demands of you to do this weekend. Yeah, your Jesus purportedly said that OT craziness still applies to you. Go jump that goat!