March 19, 2015 Editor

Why Most Christians Are Not Consistently Pro-Life

An excerpt:

The other day Pat Robertson of the 700 Club called for the assassination of Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela. That would be, bluntly, counsel to commit murder. And some people acted surprised! One thing that should not surprise anyone is Christians supporting and carrying out murder of others. Almost ever since good religious folk first cried “Crucify him!” to Pilate, majority Christian religious types in the West (at least) have endorsed and carried out murder – on both small and massive scales.

Oh I know someone will react to my use of “murder” instead of “killing”. Moses’ law forbids murder they say – but not killing! And they’re right of course. But Jesus did. Forbade any kind of killing when he said “Love your enemies” and enunciated only Two Great Commands: love of God and love of neighbour. No exceptions. No murdering. No killing. WWJM? WWJK? The answer is clear: no one.

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Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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