Fred Clark has posted a new post, NRA: The man who killed Bruce Barnes, at Patheos.com.
This week Fred writes about pp.19-24 of Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist
This moral logic can get a bit tricky to follow as the series goes on and the body count of the Great Tribulation accelerates. It’s very important for us, the readers, to keep track of the particular source of each ensuing incident of massive, indiscriminate death. Remember: massive, indiscriminate death is, in itself, morally neutral. The morality of such killing can only be determined by discerning who is doing the killing. If it’s the Good Side killing all those people, then such killing is good and righteous and praiseworthy. But if it’s the Bad Side doing the killing, then it’s bad, unrighteous and “maddening."
For LaHaye and Jenkins, then, that makes a hospital as legitimate a target as any other place. They cannot make a distinction because their idea of God makes no such distinction. This is what their God does in their story. God kills indiscriminately because no one is innocent. God directs divine judgment at the wounded and the sick and those who care for them because they are no different from any other rebellious, left-behind sinner deserving to suffer great tribulation in the Great Tribulation.
[Fred Clark, NRA: The man who killed Bruce Barnes, July 6, 2012, posted at Patheos.com]
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