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Christians Should Develop ‘Righteous Indignation’

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[ Ed. note – Righteous indignation. Jesus exhibited it on numerous occasions. So why do Christians of today find it so difficult to do likewise? Recently We Hold These Truths held a podcast on that very question.

The program examines the issue of “neo-Christians” (which can be defined as those who form their scriptural interpretations based upon what’s currently fashionable–the term is usually, though not always, synonymous to Christian Zionism) and why such Christians are so lackadaisical in the face of America’s endless wars and Israel’s brutal occupation of the Palestinians. What gives? Why can’t people who supposedly are followers of Jesus react with anger at blatantly obvious injustices? ]

From the program description:

Neo-Christians support America’s unjust wars without question and seem oblivious to what the famous Catholic theologian, Thomas Aquinas (1224-1275 AD) said, “He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And, if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust.” The unjust military occupation of Palestine by Israel is an example where there is a lack of knowledge and righteous indignation, for the most part, by Neo-Christians. We Hold These Truths‘ Tom Compton recently learned from Palestinian Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat (Chief Representative of the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States) about their new understanding that educating American Christians to the plight of Palestinians, is vitally important. Don’t miss this powerful, 17 minute program.

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2 thoughts on “Christians Should Develop ‘Righteous Indignation’

  1. I’m not a practicing christian,I’m actually named after one the 12 deciples, you can guess which one,but back to point, yes my American cousins who say their followers of Christ should be more critical of US wars of aggression,it seems so nonsensical that America through off the yoke of the British empire only to ape them,it makes all those wise words by your founding fathers meaningless ,the talk of liberty and freedom.America has the right or duty to fight wars for the defence of its people, but this crazy way of going about things loses all meaning, e.g. ,arming Al Qeada affiliates in Syria to overthrow a goverment you don’t like makes no sense,Basha Al Assad does not behead Americans but the people the US ziocons arm certainly do ,as the families of the murdered US journalist can testify to.when will the madness end??,certainly not with the war hawk Hilary Clinton, and the younger generation are very aware of this.The hope is with the young

  2. P.S. not America bashing ,the American people are beautiful and generous people, but some how there are maniacs like Victoria Nuland and the Clinton woman in charge,well it proves we now have true gender equality, a woman can kill like a man,of course we had such women before such as bloody Mary

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