I am enraged by the words of Pope Francis in addressing the issue of whether war should be waged by my country against Syria. What he says is true, that war simply begets more war, but his words have no real power without his confession of the sins of his church in beginning and supporting wars. Would so many early Christians have followed Paul if he had not publicly confessed his own sins?
It is hypocrisy to pretend that we are doing something productive when we are told to hide under our beds and pray and fast. The pope and his cardinals have been hiding behind their comfortable castle walls in the church state of the Vatican for too many generations and too many wars. They must have the courage shown by Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King in leading legions of Christians out into the statehouses and other halls of government, and refusing to allow politicians to kill even one more innocent child.
We are told that the sins of the father are passed on for five generations. We MUST stop the cycles of the sins of war to STOP NOW, in our generation.