Sunday, February 23, 2003

An Oklahoman's Thoughts on War

I had the pleasure of hearing the Rev. Marlin Lavanhar of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa talk on the subject of whether a upcoming war in Iraq will cost America its soul. The Rev., neither a hawk or a pacifist, made some of the most salient observations I've heard on the subject. Certainly he made more sense than any of the cable TV pundits I've suffered through in recent months. He expressed great concern for both the Allied troops and the Iraqi people who will all suffer but he also asked us to think about what engaging in this particular war will do to the soul of our nation. The Reverend believes war is sometimes a necessary evil but he does not believe this particular war is a just war. I hope he will soon place his discussion on the web. In the meantime, check out his other work.

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