This project centers on mass media portrayals of military and warfare in the United States and seeks to reflect upon them through the application of practical theology. Elements of the Christian theological tradition will serve the current project as a norming influenceand ground subsequent proposed responses to the proliferation of speech, warfare depiction, and entertainment that spur militarism. This project does not intend to determine whether or not war is ever justified; it focuses on the depiction of and speech about warfare in the American media.
Our culture has accepted two huge lies: The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.
1. It is a sin. “For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin” (Romans 14:23). We cannot vote to uphold sin in another person’s life, even for the sake of getting along. We need to do what is best for them.
Donald Trump launched his “bomb” yesterday; if Barack Obama would release his college transcripts and passport application, Trump would donate $5 million to a charity of Obama’s choice. You can see the video at the bottom of this article if you haven’t watched it yet.