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A brief history of the Levant

28 July 2014

I hope that no one will feel that I am making light of the terrible violence that is taking place in Israel and the Gaza Strip.  This little video seems to me to sum up the terrible history of that land pretty well.

May God forgive us for the things we do in His name.


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  1. Symeon permalink
    28 July 2014 11:26 pm

    Maybe I am slow but if that video is meant to establish moral ( or immoral ) equivalence between combatants I would call it a disservice to civilization what is left of civilization. See Krauthammer two weeks ago on this topic. May God forgive us for calling good evil and evil good.

    • 28 July 2014 11:36 pm

      If you think that those on either side of this are without innocent blood on their hands then I think that you have not been paying close enough attention.

  2. 28 July 2014 11:42 pm

    God forgives but he also weeps.

  3. Symeon permalink
    29 July 2014 12:32 am

    I think there is a clear choice here between civilization and barbarism. I will not join the chorus of moral equivocators on this one. War is ugly. Innocent people die no matter what. That does not equivalence make.

    • 29 July 2014 11:44 am

      Moral equivalence? Where is your humanity? Can you not recognize that the Palestinians are people made in God’s image as well? Can you not find any pity in your heart for their dead women and children? Or is there only room in your heart for ideological contempt and broad generalizations about whole groups of people?

      • Symeon permalink
        29 July 2014 12:27 pm

        I pray it is pity that would drive us to properly assign blame in such matters. Please read my first post. I do not mean to offend. If the video clip is not meant for moral equivocation I apologize.

      • daysea permalink
        30 July 2014 6:23 am

        We are all made in the image of our Father. But it is entirely possible to grow up to be nothing like Him. We all have that free will. We may never lose our resemblance to Him, but in our behaviour and thoughts we may be nothing like Him. But like our Father, and good siblings, we grieve over this and we hold out hope to the end.

  4. David permalink
    31 July 2014 6:11 am

    I’d say this pretty much hits the nail on the head – especially the demonic force at the end.

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