Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Sara Barton - Homeland Security?


The national conversation about security centers on concerns such as fighting terrorism, border control, better intelligence. We don't like the feelings of fear we've felt, particularly since 9/11. Karl Barth said that security is a modern idol. Donald McCullough calls comfort a "Western deity." Do we idolize security? Do we deify comfort? And, how does this affect how we worship and think about God? [more at www.wineskins.org ] Posted by Hello

3 Comments:

At 11:50 AM, Blogger Keith Brenton said...

Why, Greg, we don't have to worry about security any more! It's taken care of! In his resignation letter, Attorney General John Ashcroft said it clearly: “The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved.” Not just terror, but crime and terror.

I know I feel a whole lot safer!

Why, I might as well stop praying about it.

But I'll take a look at Sarah's article just out of curiosity.

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger happytheman said...

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men
as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer
in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Helen Keller

 
At 6:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good friend of mine is a retired Navy Seal demolition expert. He says that any time they choose 10 to 100 suicide bombers can board airplanes, go into the restroom, take C-4 plastics with detonater out of a tube concealed in their colon, and blow the airplanes in half at a given agreed time, all planes exploding within a few seconds of each other. These people are coming across the Mexican border having paid their way up thru Mexico similar to how the drug trafficers do.

 

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