Jim Wallis’ Sojourners is no longer accepting direct criticism on their blog, God’s Politics. Well, at least they have rejected several of my recent posts under the handle, “jurisnaturalist”. Maybe the idea of a natural law is obscene to them. I don’t know. But lest another of my responsive platitudes evaporate into rejected-comment-land I have copied and posted it below. The subject matter is the possibility of power sharing in Zimbabwe. No, I’m not kidding.
Power sharing = the wolves debating over how to divide the sheep. Why not get rid of the wolves? Or better yet, help the sheep to escape?
Mugabe has been fleecing that land for so long, the only real explanation is that wealthy Christians don’t care enough to accept responsibility for the plight of the innocents. We should be inviting them to live with us, as we should be doing for the Darfuri, and the innocent Iraqis.
Of course, Sojo’s response will be to have so-called “domesticated wolves” go in and train the feral beasts. Since when does the tame reform the wild?
Then again, we might take the other side’s position and “Pray for Rain,” which will certainly muck the situation up further.
No, the only ethical response is for the church to act unilaterally to bring about justice.