The following video was just shown at the Republican National Convention. I have a question for you after you watch it.
Ever since nine-eleven, especially during the run-up to the Iraq War, we have heard politicians of all stripes say things like "We have to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here." They (we) have used the possibility of another large-scale attack on the U.S. as a justification for all kinds of actions, many of them leading to the deaths of U.S. soldiers, enemy combatants, and hundreds of thousands of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have used our own physical safety to justify torture and a "legal no-mans land" off our shores.
I'm speaking now as an American and as a follower of Jesus - have we saved our lives at the expense of our very souls?
I guess my real question is: are there worse things than being attacked?
This question has bothered me for some time. I would really appreciate the insights of the BWC community.