September 11th was a defining moment in history, it showed that America could be attacked within her own borders; it didn't need an ICBM as has been the thinking.
It would be tragic that when (not if) it happens again; and what could be the outcome (will cities not buildings lay waste)? Lastely, could it have been prevented? Will the thinking of no war still be present? Vic --- "Marc A. Schindler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >Just read over Elder Nelson's talk when it comes out in the Ensign. I mysel= >f have a difficult time seeing how people can still, with all due respect, = >"not >get it" after hearing this talk. He said "as a CHURCH we should renounce wa= >r" and emphasized that it would be the descendants of Ishmael and Jacob who= > would >be the peacemakers in the region. I think it's pretty hard to wriggle out o= >f that one. And to your BoM reading I hope you add some selective D&C read= >ing, >too, especially a revelation given at the height of persecution of the Sain= >ts. > >[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > >> Within the first chapters of the Book of Mormon it talks about Nephi chop= >ping off the head of Laban. >> >> Toward the end of the Book of Mormon it talks about Mormon and Moroni war= >ring against the Lamanites. >> >> In between, there is bloodshed and it gives me the impression as long as = >one is fighting for ones homeland and ones family, than war becomes accepta= >ble. >> >> Osama and is band of terrorists are warring against the U.S. >> >> It appears to me that is only a matter of time before Saddam does the sam= >e. >> > >I've foreborn specific comment on your questions -- I have a general questi= >on at the end -- but it seems to some people to be only a matter of time be= >fore >N. Korea wars against the U.S., so why isn't the US government amassing arm= >aments in that area? Also, if you're concerned about military dictatorships= > with >WMD, why continue to give billions every year to Pakistan, which *already h= >as* nuclear weapons -- tested ones, ready to use. Seems to me you should bo= >mb >Pakistan back to the stone age before you worry about Iraq. > >> >> Should a nation sit back and let it happen or should there be a response? >> >> As LDS, and with what the contents of the Book of Mormon says, in all hon= >esty; is there such a thing as a pacifist Mormon? >> > >There can be nothing BUT a pacifist LDS. And for what it's worth, I think a= >lmost every one of your implied assumptions in your question is wrong. > >> >> Vic > >But perhaps I've been too shy in expressing my opinion.... ;-) > >-- >Marc A. Schindler >Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland > >"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and= > falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." >--Michelangelo Buonarroti > >Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the auth= >or solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author=92s >employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associ= >ated. > >///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////= >// >/// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// >/// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// >///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////= >// > >=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= >=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D _____________________________________________________________ Washington DC's Largest FREE Email service. ---> http://www.DCemail.com ---> A Washington Online Community Member ---> http://www.DCpages.com _____________________________________________________________ Select your own custom email address for FREE! Get [EMAIL PROTECTED] w/No Ads, 6MB, POP & more! http://www.everyone.net/selectmail?campaign=tag ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================