Monday, February 28, 2005

Is it worth it?

If you wonder if it is worth it, think about the headlines today:
25,000 protest in Beirut.

Egyptian President Mubarak to allow "competive presidential election".

Free elections in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, soon in Egypt, and hopefully in Lebanon. Why? America. American men and women. American sacrifice. God Bless America!

2 Comments:

Blogger Arthur said...

Amen!

6:44 PM  
Blogger Tim Huegerich said...

Evil means are not justified by the ends, no matter how good. Were you paying attention a couple weeks ago when we read aloud in Mass how Jesus rejected the offer of Satan to give him power over the whole world? Would that have been worth it? Frankly, yes, in human terms--Jesus could have ended all wars and ensured the human rights of all. So why didn't he do it? Because the ends don't justify the means. An evil act is fundamentally wrong, ugly, and harmful in a way that no effects of the act can gloss over.

If the war in Iraq was wrong, it was not "worth it," if you believe Catholic teaching anyway. But that certainly doesn't mean that a popular revolution in Lebanon isn't a good thing.

9:41 PM  

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