Is Sunday the Day they put up the Carl McIntire Monument in DC?

Or did the earthquake and hurricane

shake the foundations?

when we deny that each atom of the bread
contains God completely,
the old order clergy explain that it makes no difference
what sectarians think is happening

because history tells us, the tradition,
the story that works
(not for the sectarians ,we kill them)
that Christ is fully present in the bread

the chaplains defend the narrative
thank god for constantine
and all those who kill to make it possible for us to worship
in peace

the heroes,
who stand between us
and the chaos of apocalypse and liberalism
thankful we do not have to be shaken just now

the soldiers are cheap, their lives also,
they kill for us so that we don’t have to
the clergy cost more but they comfort us

the priests are paid to tell us about the one church
for all times and all places,.
to tell us that sectarians are atheists posing as protestants

Leithart (page 333): “The Creator made man to participate in and prosecute His wars.” Of course Leithart is not only describing what God has predestined; his concern is ethics.

Either Leithart is right or we pacifists are right. According to Leithart, Adam’s problem was that he was a pacifist in regard to Satan. If Leithart is right, as we get to  “newer administrations of the one covenant”, (as the ideology likes to say it),  the more responsibility all of us have to kill for the sake of “the covenant”.

And thus Leithart contextualizes Jesus, so that His dying at the cross (rather than killing) is particular, specific, and unique, and not an example for anybody.

I remember the old days when theonomists mocked Ron Sider for his leading questions: is God a Marxist? Ron never said God was, but he kinda implied it. And so today, the theonomists ask the leading question: is turning the other cheek a rebuke of self defense or the defense of others?

How could we possibly think that what Jesus said in the Sermon was for all Christians in all places and for all times? We know that church history is not an empty parenthesis, and we know that Augustine was a Christian, and thus we know that Augustine’s version of “Just War” was also the politics of Jesus.

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One Comment on “Is Sunday the Day they put up the Carl McIntire Monument in DC?”

  1. Phil Says:

    “I still remember 40 years ago”, Carl McIntire at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church in protest of the Russians coming there. Along with that there was, off the coast of New Jersey, Carl’s radio ship, Columbus, supplied from the Christian Admiral, the grand, seashore hotel at Cape May, New Jersey. What was it about delegates from Russia, Mennonites in general, the FCC Fairness Doctrine that McIntire thought worthy of a fight? It’s not just Twentieth Century reformers in question, George Washington received a blow to the head in the recent earthquake. But then, where was I “two-years before the earthquake”?


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