"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you."
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Surprisingly, many Christians seem not to take love literally. Despite its clarity and its central position in the faith they choose to ignore loving our enemies and doing good to those that hate us, and instead support, justify, or condone torture. Not all Christians support torture, of course, but I have met many sincere and otherwise rational Christians that do. How can a Christian expect me to take them seriously when they justify torture? What part of "love your enemies" includes an exception for torture?
This is not what your Jesus would do.