Since there is no evidence that white phosphorus is actually being used –
There are many Christians that seem to think that criticizing Israel is as bad as criticizing the Bush andministration, since both actions amount to something akin to blasphemy. God no longer resides in an ark in Israel, if in fact God ever di… Well, I’ll leave that alone. The government of Israel is also not equal to the Jewish faith – it is a secular government by its constitution – which is why many people of Jewish faith are also up in arms about the disproportionate use of force.
Theologically, we can state that God is in every situation – our specific theology is what determines where and how we believe God is present and active – but most would agree that God is in it. I can’t escape the picture that God is standing with people who are on the receiving end of Hamas-fired rockets AND in Gaza amid those being targeted by bombs and showered with mortar and white phosphorus.
The latter picture troubles me. You see, I can’t do anything about Hamas. But, my God being bombarded by my country’s allies with weapons made in my country sets my teeth on edge. I have a voice with which I can scream and I can take action, which makes me complicit if I don’t do so. So, I figure, I better get off my big, fat behind and make myself heard. How about you?