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  •  I don't know the Rev. David Welsh, but (2+ / 0-)
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    pHunbalanced, SadTexan

    I think that a lot of evangelicals supported the war because they thought it was a just war. Think Battle Hymn of the Republic ("as He died to make men holy / let us die to make men free"). Even some ardent pacifists took a powder on the Civil War, and later on World War II.

    Some evangelicals are downright Ramboesque, but that isn't the whole story. A lot of evangelicals trusted Bush waaaaay too much, and of course that isn't the whole story either.

    •  I know, I know. (1+ / 0-)
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      pHunbalanced

      And I'm not trying to tar all evangelicals with the same brush.

      But seeing a preacher say that "Even we hate the war," as if normally he would be its biggest fan just creeped me out.

      •  very fair (0+ / 0-)

        I won't comment on Welsh because we don't really know what he said (i.e., everything he said that wasn't quoted) -- but evangelicals overall seem to have gotten too cozy with war.

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